Abby’s Wild Eyes

Teen’s round-the-world setback while living her dream



Sailor Abby Sunderland, 16, was rescued by the Australia Maritime Safety Authority from
the Indian Ocean after her yacht, Wild Eyes, was damaged by 30-foot waves, prompting her
to set off a distress signal. Abby was attempting to become the youngest person to sail
around the world alone without stopping. Her brother briefly held the record in 2009.
On May 15, 2010, Australian 16-year-old Jessica Watson claimed the record after
completing a 23,000-mile (37,000-kilometer) circumnavigation in 210 days.

Abby's Wild Eyes

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I have the mouth of a sailor. - Kristen Bell

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. - English Proverb

When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick. - George Burns

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. - Publilius Syrus

Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm. - Publilius Syrus

One can give advice comfortably from a safe port. - Johann Von Schiller

A lot of people attack the sea. I make love to it. - Jacques Cousteau

I had to sink my yacht to make the guests go home. - F Scott Fitzgerald

Wind to a sailor is what money is to life on shore. - Sterling Hayden

Trade unions are islands of anarchy in a sea of chaos. - Aneurin Bevan

Who is staring at the sea is already sailing a little. - Paul Carvel

The best cure for sea sickness, is to sit under a tree. - Spike Milligan

It is sweet to view the sea when standing on the shore. - Archippus

You can't cross the sea merely by staring at the water. - Rabindranath Tagore

They who dive in the sea of affliction, bring up rare pearls. - Charles H. Spurgeon

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. - Louisa May Alcott

The magic of Hawaii comes from the stillness, the sea, the stars. - Joanne Harris

Live in the sunshine
Swim in the sea
Drink the wild air - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sharks are the lions of the sea. They glamorize the oceanic glory. - Munia Khan

The landlocked sea is Greek or Roman, the boundless sea is Portuguese. - Fernando Pessoa

To reach a port, we must sail - Sail, not tie at anchor - Sail, not drift. - Franklin Roosevelt

If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him. - Seneca

Politicians who complain about the media are like sailors who complain about the sea. - Enoch Powell

Is this chicken or is this fish? I know it's tuna but it says chicken of the sea. - Jessica Simpson

They are all discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. - Francis Bacon

All great calamities on land and sea have been traced to inspectors who did not inspect. - Kin Hubbard

I could never learn to like her, except on a raft at sea with no other provisions in sight. - Mark Twain

Language is our meeting place, the sea we live in... it is the common ground of our humanity. - Toby Wolfe

We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean. - Anna Freud

Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea. - John Updike

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sail. - John C Maxwell

How do we persevere when we're adrift at sea, severed from wherever or whomever is our 'home'? - Lois Anderson

Love one another, but make not a bond of love. Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. - Kahlil Gibran

I'll sail to Ka-Troo. And bring back an It-Kutch a Preep and a Proo. A Nerkle a Nerd and a Seersucker, too. - Theodor Seuss Geisel

Sea spaghetti looks like dark fettuccine and has a similar texture - you can get it in health food stores or online. - Yotam Ottolenghi

The Duchess smashed the bottle against the bow and amid the applause of the crowd she slid on her greasy bottom into the sea. - Unknown

It's better to swim in the sea below
Than to swing in the air and feed the crow,
Says jolly Ned Teach of Bristol. - Benjamin Franklin

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm. - William Cowper

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. - Napoleon Hill

Morals are not, like bacon, to be cured by hanging; nor, like wine, to be improved by sea voyages; nor, like honey, to be preserved in cells. - William Taylor


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25-May-2020