Yesterday 3rd May 2010 Jessica and Ella's Pink Lady courageously notched yet another significant milestone in their epic voyage of adventure around the world and rounded the South Eastern Cape of Tasmania.
After Ella's Pink Lady had been knocked down twice in the past fortnight and had previously been stalled encumbered by a drogue in storms and monster waves, she has since excelled in her flight of freedom sailing with her intrepid Captain down around the bottom of Tasmania.
(Photo courtesy of Herald Sun)
The most challenging and difficult part of their entire voyage is now in their wake as Jessica and Ella's Pink Lady look forward to their final stretch up the south east coast of Australia and into Sydney Harbour.
As Jessica reflects on the struggles of the past couple of weeks, she reveals feelings of enormous pride and an incredible sense of achievement at what she had recently accomplished. After first hearing of a bad forecast, then waiting in nervous anticipation for it happen, then dealing with it as it comes, Jessica said she got a big kick out of getting through the thick of it all.
Jessica and Ella's Pink Lady are expected to complete their solo, non-stop and unassisted circumnavigation on Sunday 16th May 2010, two days shy of Jessica's 17th birthday.