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

My drinking team has a sailing problem. - Unknown

Where there is a sea there are pirates. - Greek Proverb

I'm what you call a Depression sailor. - Ernest Borgnine

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 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

A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us. - Franz Kafka

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

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

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

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

Grandma, thank you for being my anchor in this stormy sea of life. - Unknown

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

The world is a globe. The farther you sail, the closer to home you are. - Terry Pratchett

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

The ship is safest when it is in port, but that's not what ships were built for. - Paulo Coelho

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

She would stay there, flying across the sea like a mermaid with wings, until the end. - Natalia Marx

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

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

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

Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place. - Sarah Dessen

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

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

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way. - Unknown

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

He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast. - Leonardo da Vinci

The trout enjoys the river,
The whale enjoys the sea,
And dogs love most an old lamp-post,
But you're my cup of tea. - W H Auden

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


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29-Sep-2020