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The Rock-itt : January 2010
40's. The wind didn't suddenly start roaring or anything but I'm sure that part comes later. Today's been a pretty average day. Not average as in bad, as everyday's great! Just nothing much new or out of the ordinary. I dug out all my Christmas music today (my favourites would have to be snoopy at Christmas and Christmas with the Wiggles!) and have been singing along very loudly and very, very badly! Before we printed I thought we would put Jessica's last posting on her blog which is dated 27th December . "It's been a bit of a slow day with only a little wind and drizzly rain. You wouldn't guess that this is the Southern Ocean! Well, that is apart from the long swell and Albrotross, oh and of course the cold. I've been finding the light winds and slow progress a little frustrating, but I shouldn't complain because life is so much more comfortable in the light conditions and the wind chill is going to be quite something when it does eventually pick up. Thank goodness for all my warm Musto gear and the protection of the dodger! One thing that's really cool (that wasn't meant to be a joke!) about being so far south is how few hours of dark there are. Lately I've been keeping in touch with another solo sailor Dilip Donde who is from India (http://sagarparikrama.blogspot.com /) and part way through his own circumnavigation. It's been great to talk to him and compare conditions as he's not far to the west of us and also heading for Cape Horn. Dilip's boat Mhadei is quite a bit bigger than Ella's Pink Lady at 47ft so he's catching us up pretty fast!" We would like to thank the sponsors and team of Jessica for allowing The Rock-itt access to Jessica's Blog and also her onboard photographs which give us a wonderful insight into how Jessica is progressing. We will be back in February's issue to bring you a further up-date on our courageous young Australian. If you are religious please say a prayer for Jess so she will remain safe. If you are not religious send your thought waves across the ocean waves with wishes of good karma. She needs as much of both as she can get.