Laura is moving on
From her site LauraDekker.nl de Jongste solozeiler ter wereld! -
A quick update after sailing into Sint Maarten, 366 days after I saw it disappearing behind the horizon. It was really nice to spend some time with my family
in Sint Maarten. They really enjoyed the warm weather
and listening to all my stories and so did I listening to their stories. After 10 great days everyone started to head
home again, except for my dad who sailed with me to Bonaire
. There was a good breeze and we did the 470 miles in 2 days and 21 hours. It was nice to sail with someone else for a change but I also had to get used to it. Also my dad enjoyed it pushing Guppy a whole lot more than I would have done. I've sailed quite enough the past year and especially the past months, 2 oceans within 4 months. Probably I will start missing the sea soon enough and I want to head
And today's entry
I'm already in Bonaire
for a while now. But time is flying, I'm really busy trying to make something out of my diary's that I can hopefully soon call a book. I also really have to start thinking about a name for it now. So Any suggestions? Everything else is going fine over here, the first days in Bonaire I was slowly dying because of all the bugs in my boat, so I finally did make mosquito nets in front of the hatches after one and a half year.. And that's working really good. It made me realize how lucky I was that I never had so many mosquito's.
I like the part where she says her dad is pushing Guppy harder than she would, that's coming from a woman, that as a girl would venture out in heavy weather
"just to see what it could do". Also, it was in these same waters that someone got a picture of her flying a hull
on a cat.