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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There are plenty more fish in the sea. - English Proverb

I have always had the sea as my playground. - Alexander D. Oen

Yacht: a floating box you throw money into. - Unknown

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

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

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

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

The best thing I know between France and England is the sea. - Douglas Jerrold

I'm walking backwards for Christmas Across the Irish Sea. - Spike Milligan

I might survive a few days at sea. Probably not as long as Pi. - Suraj Sharma

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

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. - Honore de Balzac

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

The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if it had been called The Old Sailor. - Samuel Butler

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

Hope is the anchor of the soul, the stimulus to action, and the incentive to achievement. - Unknown

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

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. - Thomas Aquinas

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

Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them. - Carl Schurz

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

Everything happens for a reason, you only need to keep on editing your attitude and gratitude so as to sail through. - Unknown

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

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles. - Henry David Thoreau

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

Most people stand on the dock of life waiting for their ship to come in when deep down inside they know it has never left port. - Zig Ziglar

Sometimes you can get so busy trying to be everyone else's anchor that you don't even realize you are actually drowning. - Unknown

Canceled checks will be to future historians and cultural anthropologists what the Dead Sea Scrolls and hieroglyphics are to us. - Brent Staples

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

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense. - Joseph Addison

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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