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The Rock-itt : November 2009
have the whole thing locked up tightly. But we will endeavour to keep you as well informed as we possibly can, and if there is anyone out there that can send some photos our way then we will publish them with Jessica's feature each month and give you accreditation for your contribution. On my way home from work today I dropped off at the Spit where "Pink Lady" is tied up. I was hoping to get a glimpse of our young heroine but unfortunately she wasn't there, but then again as luck would have it, her younger sister, Hannah was and I had a delightful conversation with the young lady. As I drove home I got the warm feeling that young Hannah Watson is very proud of her older sister, which made me think....So am I. Here's to Jess, Hip, Hip, Hooray. Go get 'em Jess! Sunday 18 October 2009 At approximately 9am this morning Jessica Watson motored astern her 10metre yacht, "Pink Lady" away from the Andrew Short mariner amid cheers from well wishers who had gathered to see our brave little sailor off. Jessica then headed for Sydney Heads accompanied by a flotilla of craft. As I watched the bow of her yacht cut through the emerald green water of Middle Harbour, I knew I was witnessing history in the making. This was the beginning of another chapter in the book of world history which will take considerable time to write and the author is a 16 year old girl. Once through the Heads, Jess will set a course for northern New Zealand and will leave friends and family far behind as her history making voyage begins. Now she is on her own and has begun the epic journey to be the youngest human being to circumnavigate the globe solo and unassisted. We will be tracking our Jessica all the way from Australia and back again, we have included a map of the route Jess will take and each month we will show you the distance she has travelled and will continue to do so until she returns in May. All of us here at The Rock-itt wish Jessica God's speed, a safe journey, and in the end, victory. This is Jessica's route. We will do an update of the distance travelled in the December issue. Don't miss it!