Thursday, February 4, 2010


February 3, 2010 Cabo san Lucas, Mexico
I'm sitting here in our hotel room with no Internet connection. I've been trying to get a blog up but I can't seem to find anywhere to get online here. I'll probably have to send this from my boat tomorrow.

Everything went really well getting in here at Cabo. I got in Tuesday afternoon in the pouring rain. The past three days I had been living in swimming suits because it was so hot! I was a pretty funny sight coming in bare foot in my foul weather jacket and board shorts! It was good to finally get in here. My dad and the guys that came out from my team came out and met me while I was out a few miles. Everybody here has been so helpful. The guys had planned on coming out in a little panga to meet me but a local boat owner here, Chris, heard that I was headed in and offered to come out in his big power boat with my dad and the team to guide me in. Since then, Chris has offered to do whatever he can to help. Everyone that hears about what has happened and what I'm doing here seems to be so excited and eager to help out.

The work on the boat is going as well as can be expected. We couldn't get a whole lot done on Tuesday because it was getting late and raining pretty hard, but six o'clock this morning we were all hard at work and luckily the weather has been sunny and warm all day!

I met another young sailor today, Emily, and it has been really great hanging out with her a little. So few younger people sail and even less girls do. Its nice to get to know people who are doing similar things and talking to someone who knows what it is like.

The dock master of the marina was very excited to have us here and is letting us stay in an apartment over the office so we can be closer to the marina. Instead of making the two hour row out to the far end of the anchorage Emily is staying with us tonight. There are a ton of good pictures! I've just got to find someplace to send them from. I will send them as soon as I can!



  1. Wow, glad to hear you made it. You are in our prayers.

  2. Hey Abby, Apparently I just became your 2,000th follower.
    Not nearly as exciting as sailing around the world, but I'll take what I can get. ;)

    Just found your blog. I'm thrilled a girl is taking this adventure on! It's inspiring to see someone your age realize the strength we hold when we set our minds to something.
    I'm rooting for you. Keep blogging!

  3. Ola Abby,
    Thank you for the update!
    Good news again, so! A warm welcome, the team at work, and Emily to chat with... Cabo seems to be the right place for holidays.
    We are delighted to learn that you could take some beautiful pics, and we are sure you will post them soon. We are curious, but we can wait!
    Enjoy your stay and keep us informed of your second departure!

  4. Hola Abby!

    It's good news that you have so many friends taking care of you and your team so you can work on the most important thing: getting Wild Eyes back to her best!

    Keep smiling, take care.

  5. Hola senorita,....Glad you have a friend, that's great. Especially since you're planning such a long voyage alone. Chat up! When do you expect to depart Cabo? Hope your Dad and team can quickly troubleshoot the electrical short in the mast. Remember I'm counting on you to catch more than one tiny tuna, so don't forget to ask the local fishermen how to catch dolphin fish (mahi mahi) when trolling in your boat? They should know as Baja is world famous for off shore fishing. Good luck Abby, stay cheerful and remember more PENS!

  6. Gidday Abby
    Great to hear your spirits are still high And I guess another quick visit from dad is worth the stop over. how soon before you get going again
    I keep checking to see how your going as well your going and of course our local girl Jessica who has just past the 12500 kn mile mark.
    Good luck with the repairs and the comraderie with your fellow sailor there.

  7. Hi Abby, hope to hear that you are off again and underway. Is Zac there with you also? I have to call your father and eventually hope that he can help with my Islander 36. I am also in MDR and we have met. I have been following you everyday and wish often that it was me out there. Just sailed to Catalina and back and saw a few whales and wonder whether you have also had a few encounters on this trip as they are migrating. I will be there to video you returning as I did Zac and wish you the very best. Geoff

  8. Woohoo, hope ya are back to sailing back towards that goal! Don't forget to take it all in and just have fun too.

  9. You sound good Abby, glad u met up w/a fellow sailor... Can't wait to see those photos.... See, things are coming together...

  10. Good to hear from you Abby. When do you think you'll depart MX? Good luck and keep us all posted on the latest. But, safety first...right! If we don't get updates 24/7 that just means you are busy :-)

  11. I enjoy reading your blogs. You are such an interesting young lady. Again, Im sure you read that I have been following your story since you left. I will continue to follow your journey From Louisiana until you return home. Looking forward to the pics. Do you have any idea when youll be back at sea? Keep blogging Abby, and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Hey Abby , i wish you all the luck in the world and i wish i was in your shoes , i have you booked mark on my computer and i ll look at you site everyday and read your blog everyday ,

    Jim , pacific palisades

  13. ABBY ,how long will it take to fix the boat and then get back on your way.

  14. Grant, Steve, & the experienced:
    Doing some more checking I see Abby has 2 Coursemaster hydraulic autopilots and saw a few videos about how the ram attaches to the tiller. It seems to me moving the rudder would require a lot of power as water is not easily pushed aside. Or is there some type of mechanical leverage (gearing?) built into the tiller/rudder assembly? Anyway my latest question is: on a sunny breezy day, would the alternative energy sources be adequate to fully power the autopilot along with all the other on going electrical needs? If the answer is yes, then the engine only has to start up as the batteries deplete on cloudy, low wind days. Is my thinking on track here?

  15. 02-04-10 @ 19:08
    Hi Abby,
    How are you doing, well I hope. Glad to see that the work is well under way. How far back in the sticks are you, no internet connection, unbelievable, lol… Just kidding, at least you’re under cover for a few days of work.
    I was glad to see that they received you with such open arms and that Chris was so helpful. The code of the sailors….yes!!!!!
    That was great that you met someone that you could relate to and talked the same language as you, (sailor talk) That was cool that you, and your new friend, Emily, could hang our for a while.
    Although I’ve never met you, you sound like a very personable type of an individual who would make friends quite easily. Kudo’s to you, lol…..
    Well Abby, it looks like everything is going well for you and I hope it continues that way. I’m just glad for you that everyone is so helpful, and it sounds like their going out of their way to make you as comfortable as possible.
    Good luck to you and I hope you’re on your way shortly, after “Wild Eyes” is completely repaired, and willing to run with you. God Bless You.
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand and may the Angels keep your sails full, and I, I will be praying for you.
    Michael (75) from Kingwood, WV

  16. Hi Abby,
    Thanks for the update.
    Good to hear things are going well in Cabo.
    What, exactly, is being done to your boat?
    After you get going again, I would love to see the number of miles you travel each day. Some of us with slow boats get a thrill just hearing about 200 mile days.
    San Diego

  17. Hey Abby!
    I've been following you from Pennsylvania for a little while now. I've spent much of my 25 years on and around sailboats (I'm a fellow girl sailer!), but nothing even close to what you're doing! :-) I love reading your blog, and will continue to check daily. I have a ton of respect for you. I'm glad you're enjoying Cabo...lots of luck getting back on the water ASAP! :-)

  18. I bet it was great to see your Dad and some of your team. Great to hear how helpful and welcoming people are to you.
    Would love to see some captions on the photo gallery on your website. Know you are too busy but maybe someone on your team could help out.
    Wishing you success and keeping you in our prayers.
    Diane from Iowa

  19. What types of up grades is your team doing to correct your electrical problems?

    Happy to see that you made it in safely.

  20. Hi Abby, Great news!Glad your in Cabo safely.
    Get Wild Eyes fixed up and get on your way. You
    are an amazing Sailer. You Can do it! Just be safe about it. Be Safe! Be Happy! Godspeed!

  21. Well Ms. Abby
    Well it is good news for you to make in to port, and that the repairs will be complete soon, So I wound call this the 'shake down cruise'.
    So you did not look like you were in good mood in some of those arriving port photos. I will only get harder, and it will be a tough short time in your life. I am glad that you found a female sailing friend, Yes there needs to be more females out sailing, think how you & Jessica Watson can do something to inprove it (may be Emily wound like to sail in her boat along with you, twin solo sailors!! HA HA HA)enjoy the bed for the short time you have it.
    Robert San Diego CA - former D9 USCG sailor and sailor

  22. Abby, Not that I need an excuse to go to Cabo, but I think I'll have a good reason to go there in about 6 months. I got to see you cast off from Marina Del Rey, so it's only right that I see you come in after your circumnav.
    Have Fun,
    Greg, A supporting fan from MDR

  23. Sorry to hear whats happened, but better now than later. Make the most of your time and enjoy the stay and hope you get back on track very soon. As usual, look forward to your blogs.
    Cheers Dave. Auckland, NZ.

  24. Abby,
    Just came across your story and your blog...
    Being a retired Navy guy and still working for the Navy and traveling for work I was excited to be able to follow you on your journey...
    I do the same when I travel and so many people love it so they get to see my journey...
    My prayers are with you for your health and safety as you travel...
    Far winds and following seas!
    Ed (US Navy Retired)

  25. Hola NiƱa,

    Awesome good of the guys pitching in w/o even asking. Hat off to them!

    Whenever you get around, pls post all the pics/videos you can from Cabo. Don't save us your fans any details either. More importantly, elaborate on the repairs, the endless double-checking of everything, and this and that in the way of the "technical".

    Now, while there, would you have a burrito or a tamale and a Dos Equis for me? :-)




  26. Nice that you arrived safely in Cabo. I am glad tha the boat fixing is going well and that you will be on your way soon. I am very excited,for you. I read your blog and look at your pictures every day. Your journey is quite inspiring and challenges. God is good, tust in him to accomplish your deram. In his eyes nothing is impossible. I am rooting for your success. I can't waite see you reaching the Cape of Good Hope, Australian and New Zeland. This is very challenging. I know that you will accomplish your long life dream. Don't forget to log on to DAILY WORD for prayers and isnpiration.

    Thursday, February 04, 2010
    This Moment
    In this moment, I am creating the life I choose.
    Moments are fleeting. Once passed, they cannot be recaptured. Each moment is a precious gift and holds the promise of a new beginning.

    Throughout my day, I allow the presence of God to fill me with an awareness of this now moment. I release my thoughts of yesterday or tomorrow and bask in the wonder of the present moment for the gift that it is. Each moment is a building block upon which my life is created. Every loving thought, every kind word, every prayer, adds to the solid foundation of my life.

    Moment by moment, I am creating a full and fulfilling life.

    That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when a flood arose, the river burst against that house but could not shake it, because it had been well built.--Luke 6:48

  27. Good Evening Abby,

    Glad to hear work on the boat is going well in Cabo. I am sure there is A LOT of interest in you and what Team Abby is doing. It sounds like Chris and Emily have been very supportive.

    Another blogger offered this link to a webcam at Cabo and I think I have spotted "Wild Eyes"...

    you are on an OUTSIDE DOCK just to the RIGHT of THE MIDDLE of the webcam view...stern to the camera:

    When you were arriving in heavy rain on Tuesday my friends that I am going to visit north of Puerto Vallarta this Sunday were hit with what they describe as "hurricane force winds" causing a lot of damage...they were not hurt. Apparently that is rare to that area. I am glad you did not have to contend with that too.

    All the best Abby....hello to Emily, Laurence and team,
    Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario, Canada

  28. So happy to hear you are having a good time and getting things done. You're doing so well. Keep it up and keep posting. Be safe and post some pictures when you have time.

  29. Dear Abby: I've been following you progress with my students in a treatment program for troubled and delinquent youth. They were all very sad for you that you had to duck into port. We've also been following Jessica Watson's progress and now my students are anxious for you to get out there and start having the excitement that she has had.
    Bill Clark, Columbia Missouri

  30. Hi Abby! So have you and the team figured out what the power consumption issue is? Are the solar panels working properly? I'm curious to know what the problem is and the fix. When do you think you will be heading back out to sea? Best of luck to you and God's Speed!

    Chris - Palos Verdes Estates, CA

  31. What a fantastic adventure! I can not wait to see the pictures!! You don't realize how many people you actually have sailing along with cool!!

  32. Wonderful news that you arrived in Cabo safely and are at least making the best of your time there. It is always so nice meet people with your own interests..enjoy and hope you are out and about soon.
    NJ Mom

  33. Just wanted to share this with you... my boys recieved their back issues of Boy's Life yesterday (we moved and forgot to give them a new address) and were looking through them. My 13 year old came bouncing down the stairs, "Hey! You know that Abby girl you watch? Her brother is in my magazine!" He liked reading the article and we both thought it was pretty cool that it came out while you were sailing. :) Best of luck with the repairs - we'd love to see you back out quickly!

  34. Looking at the pics, have you considered tilting the solar panels toward the south. They seem to be angled away from the sun in the pics. Also, the AIRX wind turbines should be rigged in parrallel to avoid a ground loop. Good luck with the repairs.

  35. happy to see your getting everything "ship shape" and recieving such great support. You are a true inspiration, may Neptune smile your way and keep wind in your sails, ;)

  36. Glad that you have made it into port safely and the repairs are taking place.
    I hope that you can get underway soon and I do look forward to your well written blogs.
    Hope that you can get all your power problems fixed.
    Bill (Brisbane Aus)

  37. Big, Big Thanks for the update.

    Glad you can make the best out of it.

    Enjoy your stay, make new friends.

    All the best.

  38. Loving the updates! Your courage and sense of adventure amaze me :)

    Following along obsessively from the pacific northwest.

    Victoria, BC. Canada

  39. gommie- over the hill in VenturaFebruary 4, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    Hi Abby- So nice to hear from you- I know stopping was not on your agenda-but I believe everything happens for a reason- enjoy your time in Cabo with your new friends-I can't wait to view your photos- As always you are in my prayers- You are a phenomenal young woman-

  40. Thanks for the new photos.

    Glad your safe!!!


  41. Thanks for squeezing out the time to update us landlubbers. You are the biggest thing going around our house. We'll be checking on you everyday. I'd enjoy knowing more about the technical difficulties with Bright Eyes' equipment and what you do to overcome them....when you get a minute, huh?

  42. Today's update made lots of us landlubbers happier. Thanks for squeezing out the time it took. I'd sure enjoy some details about Eye's equipment difficulties and what you do to overcome them...when you get a minute huh?
    You are the biggest thing going around our house!

  43. Hey Abby,

    Sounds like you're really busy getting Wild Eyes fit for the voyage. Enjoy the time ashore while you can, and before long you'll be back at sea on your way to a new world record.

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
    Brian & Phill
    Vancouver, Canada

  44. Praying that you get good rest and well-prepared for your "do-over." I love do-overs!

    Hang in there!


  45. Hi Abby,

    A great set of photos and conditions around you,all looks good.

    It is good to see to code of the sea and those that sail in it, is as alive as it was 40 years ago,where everyone lends a hand regardless. Nice you have a sailor friend in Emily to help you through these days of the electrical refit, even the dock master helping out.

    There is a lot of discussion about the authenticity of your solo unassisted trip being legal, seeing that you where given a starting farewell in Marina Del Ray, as is explained to those around here, they don't seem to be able to come to terms with the rules of the circumnavigation that state you must cross the equator twice in your attempt,so as far as your attempt is concerned you have yet to start still being above the equator.

    Keep Smiling
    Brian Riley
    Hervey Bay
    Queensland, Australia.

  46. Hi Abby,
    I was so happy to see that you are doing well. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  47. What a great day it is to have you living your dream, Abby. Following you and Bright Eyes gives us all reason to believe. You are in our prayers and we look forward to staying in touch with you through your blogs throughout your journey and welcoming you back to Cabo in a few months.

  48. Dear Abby - your trip from del Rey to Cabo is an inspiration to all young people like myself who dare to dream about the possibilities in life. Was it a record? Will you be doing other trips? You are surely the youngest to have your own yacht! Happy sailing!

  49. Thanks Abby
    Richard (QLD) Aus

  50. Hello Abby,

    How lucky are you? Gonna get to Cabo twice in one year. I think you planed it that way all along, lol. Don't worry, your secrets safe with me. I'd a done the same thing ;-)

    Keep your spirits up!

  51. Cobrarog from Hervey BayFebruary 4, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    Buenes Dios, Tardes, Nochas, whatever time it is when you read this Abby.


    Wonderful to see the hospitality and comaraderie that you are experienceing.

    Young people like you, your brother, Jessica,Emily and many others to numerous to name give me great hope for your generation. I just hope that the politicians of today don't go too far in shackeling you with public debt. You all need to be vigilant, study American and world history beginning with George Washington. Keep your eyes and ears open with an open mind and don't be lulled with fancy talk and promises as happened in the last US elections. Nuff said there.

    I wish you and your crew the very best of luck and that all repairs and preps will be thoroughly completed soon.

    At least with a good shake down cruise behind you, you can stock up and fix it for the long haul.

    Please stay safe even when the weather and water are calm.

    Remember, today is the first day of the rest of your life. Don't waste a minute of it.

    Adios Me Amigo!! C U Manana!

  52. Buenos dias, Abby,

    It’s great to hear that you made it in to Cabo and have the crew working on Wild Eyes. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate to make your stay pleasant. Sounds like you got a really nice reception. If you think that you might do some fishing when you get underway, you might want to pick the brains of some of the fishermen in Cabo. It’s probably way too early for Dorado, but I imagine there would be quite a few Yellowtail this time of year. They would be a lot of fun to catch. That is great that you made a new friend with the same interests as you. I bet she’ll be a faithful follower of yours when you get underway again. Thanks for the great pictures, too. You and Wild Eyes look great. Keep us up to date.

    Hasta luego, Abby.

    From Seattle, WA, USA

  53. Hi Abby,, some great shots of the boat,,good luck with all the jobs,,,'wild eyes' is a wild looking boat,we look forward to seeing you on your way again.Cheers 'different drum'

  54. @Bob from Seattle: I have no idea what the tiller arrangement is on Wild Eyes, hence can't speak to the possibility of a "mechanical advantage".

    Asking if the solar panels could power the autopilot by themselves on a sunny day is a bit like asking me if my car could get from San Francisco to Los Angeles on a tank of gas. Kinda depends on what kind of car I drive, its mpg, the condition of the engine and the route I take. A new Prius? - old Saturn wagon?..not a chance!.

    I don't think I've ever seen any details posted as to the solar array output and/or what each of her two wind turbines can deliver and I suspect you probably know more about her autopilot power draw than I do.

    I'm no expert (by a loooong shot) and not all that experienced in solar/wind to charge battery systems but, since her blog mentioned "adding a few batteries", maybe her panels/turbines do deliver enough power but her storage capacity is short of the mark.

    I'm loath to speculate more than that. Her Team must have had confidence in her overall system before she left MDR...could well be just a hitch in the getalong.

    Hope they fix it or beef the capacity to handle her problem.

    She's gotta be one frustrated young lady.

    Steve in California

  55. Hey Captain, How anxious are you to leave Cabo ? I know all of your fans are patiently waiting. Off the cuff question,Did you bring girl stuff along like makeup nail polish, handcream,dress, just in case you get blue around the horn you can feel like a I think that's a song? lol

  56. Hi Captain Sunderland; I knew it would be alright. Just seeing those pictures tells me that things will be just fine. The people of Cabo who are aiding in making you comfortable and Emily to talk shop with. Once you are underway again, hopefully you can fill us in on all the details of the repairs. Till then, Alfred
    Vancouver, Canada

  57. Hi Abby,
    keep up them dodgers,
    Jony the Pony

  58. Good work Abby - Very impressed that you made the smart executive decision to defer to Cabo and get her ship shape for the challenges ahead - Its decisions like that that will keep you safe and ensure you reach your goal - We look forward to you hitting the waves once again once you have everything back up to 110% ! Good luck for a speedy run to the horn. Bruce & Lucy Brisbane Australia

  59. Hi Abby, my name is Abe. I am 8 years old and live in Germany. I just found your website, and it is really cool. I am interested in it because one day my family and I are going to do the same thing you are doing. I hope you have fun!

    I read this in my bible today and thought of you," He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection." Psalm 18:30

    Good Luck!

  60. Hi Abby, my name is Abe. I am 8 years old and live in Germany. I found your website and think it is really cool. I like it because one day my family and I will be doing the same thing. I hope you have fun!

    We read this today in our bible and thought of you.

    He is a shield for all who look to him for protection. Psalm 18:30

    Good Luck!

  61. Abby ~~ I have to echo a couple of the comments and can only guess what the frustration level must be for all of you. I'm sure Cabo is nice but not exactly where you want to be. Please let us know the details of the repairs and modifications you are all involved in when time permits. There is much interest out here about that.

  62. Hi Abby.
    sounds like you are having a great time in Cabo. Hmmm. Are you sure you didn't plan this all along to get your sponsors to pay for a little vacation in Cabo?
    lol, I'm just kidding of course. I know you are anxious to get back out there with a fresh start and repairs made. Hope to see you back in the blue water soon Abby. Take care.

  63. We all have a dream, but you are living yours. Stay safe and keep dreaming!
    The pictures are wonderful - the world is watching so keep the updates coming.
    You go girl!
    =) Lisa

  64. Abby,

    As a mother of two girls and someone who grew up on sailboats (but, alas, never really learned to sail!), I admire you! I know you're not really thinking about this, but the impact you're having on girls and young women around the world (pun intended) is phenomenal! I will be keeping up with your journey just as I kept up with Nick Jaffe's! (Have you met him?)


  65. The business center at the marina has Wi-fi

    Business Center

    As a full-service destination marina, guests can access a variety of business services available on-site at Marina Cabo San Lucas to meet your distinctive needs. In addition to mail, phone, fax and Wi-Fi internet service, you can access many other conveniences on-site or just steps from our docks

  66. You are a very brave and determined girl I am following you and praying for your safe trip and that you will stay healthy. You are a inspiration to many young people. May you feel Gods keeping power on your life today. Stay strong and keep your faith.

  67. Wow Abby a room with No internet access, glad your Team Abby is their - By the way I found the other girl that is doing the voyage too on YouTube So Now I'm keeping track of you both of course You are 2 months Younger so would win the Record ! I hope your Dad and all can fix the Wild Eyes and soon you will be back on the water - Sleep well ! Greg Lee Redden

  68. Abby,
    Put word about around the marina stores or the local computer service / sales place and mention to everyone you need internet access close to where you are staying and you might be surprised what comes up. the local computer store would probably loan you a laptop if you offer to put one of his advertising stickers on Wild Eyes somewhere.
    Just say it would appear in the background of photos you take while doing your solo voyage. I think he / she would jump at the chance of having their business name on a website the world will see.
    You only need to offer them as much as your sponsor will allow and it might be enough to have a laptop by your side while in port.

    Failing word of mouth coming up with something, find the local library. In my world travels libraries have been a valuable source for internet access and often in places where there is little technology.

    I haven't spoken much about you and your voyage in this post but if we can get internet access for you, we might get more blogs and local area photos. we'd love to see a few shots of that part of the world. if the photo of the rock formation when you were entering the marina area is anything to go by you are probably laid up in a nice location.

    Take care, enjoy the stop over while you can and don't forget to try the local popular meals. most locations like that are big on seafood dishes that have been handed down through many generations and they probably have fruits that are new to you.

    God speed the repairs so your not delayed in getting around the southern ocean before you get into the colder and bad weather months.

    Bribie Island
    ( 50 kilometers from where Jessica Watson lives )

  69. congratulations . those rocks going into cabo are cool. what kind of refrigeration do you have

  70. Way to go girl! Keep up the positive attitude and you can accomplish ANYTHING! GOD SPEED!

  71. Friday, February 05, 2010
    Let Go, Let God
    I release my concerns and accept the good that is unfolding now.
    A rabbit might race round and round in a fenced yard, convinced there is no way out. Exhausted, the little creature finally pauses long enough to see the opening in the fence and find his freedom. At times my mind races round and round, too, seeking an answer by examining every detail of the problem. My freedom comes when I lift my thoughts above the situation and surrender to God.
    From this spiritual view, I gain a new understanding. I trust Spirit within me and take right action as I am guided. My faith in the constant and infinite supply of God assures me that my good can come to me through any situation. I accept and give thanks for the good that is unfolding now.
    I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.--Psalm 116:1

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  73. hi Abby, question, do you have a sextant,nautical almanac and sight reduction tables in case you loose power in your nav systems?? if so which sight reduction tables do you use??

  74. How long are you planning on being in Cabo? I know you are probably eager to get going soon and that's probably a good thing too... I've been watching the satelite weather maps and it looks like you have clear skies to the south for a little while.

    Good luck and I hope that you get all the kinks worked out.

  75. Little one get your dad to take you fishing. after couple tuna you will learn the ropes bring in big fish!
    This alone will help you bring in fresh food daily.

  76. Skip'Ohoy.Captain Abby.Nice Photos.Glad to see that everything is going well.It's good to see that you have family and friends around you there.All the best.From:Herman.Hampstead.NH.USA.

  77. Hey Abby!!
    I really like reading your blogs .. allow me to say U R AWSOME !!
    Hope you have a safe trip .. (lucky you)

  78. Abby...I'm keeping up to date with your journey with sailing solo..."Like a race horse waiting for the gate to swing open you started out excited about your sailing around the world adventure."

    Do not lose heart...

    A set back is simply a setup for your success in accomplishing your dream. Sometimes things happen for a reason...I pray for your safety around you and your sailboat.

    "We cannot direct the winds, but we can adjust our sails to them.."

    I'm keeping everyone updated on your progress... sailing around the world...

    Remember "Hope-Sails"

    Your new friend Rene'e KAppele

    Oh by the way...mahi mahi (dolphin fish) is my fav...I have grum bellies as we speak.

    Bob from Seattle said...
    Remember I'm counting on you to catch more than one tiny tuna, so don't forget to ask the local fishermen how to catch dolphin fish (mahi mahi) when trolling in your boat? They should know as Baja is world famous for off shore fishing.


  80. hi abby ur plan is very good iliked ur posts
    would u be my reader of blogs

  81. Hope ya valenties day is going well abby..smooth sailing...zsidnman1@yahoo

  82. Hi Abby:
    Congratulations on your first crossing!!! Yeah! Would it be possible for you to post your position (lat and long)as a part of your reports? My son and I are following you on a daily basis.
    Capt. Ben