Samu, Monkey Mia's latest addition was born on 12 Dec '09 & is pictured here with mum Puk.

24 February 2010

Jessica Watson - Another milestone

Farewell Atlantic Ocean..... Hello Indian Ocean....... Jessica Watson and Ella's Pink Lady are well on their way home.

Today Jessica rounded the Cape of Good Hope under the African Continent to put another milestone under her belt and bring her closer to home.

The Cape of Good Hope is at Longitude 28deg_18E. After sailing a further 8deg_E (+/-) Jessica and Ella's Pink Lady crossed the "imaginary" line that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Indian Ocean. As is explained by Andrew on the Latest News section of Jessica's website, "The Indian Ocean is delineated from the Atlantic Ocean by the 20° east meridian running south from Cape Agulhas".

As Jessica and Ella's Pink Lady bid farewell to the Atlantic Ocean, they greet the Indian Ocean with excited but nervous anticipation. They are back in the roaring 40's and are presently enjoying very favourable weather conditions.

Jessica wrote in her latest post, "As a high pressure system passed over us, we've had perfect clear skies, warm sunshine, gentle seas, plenty of birds and the odd albatross for company". This is certainly a far cry from the roaring conditions she experienced after rounding Cape Horn, a distant memory ago.

Jessica and Ella's Pink Lady have now sailed over 14,750 nm and are expected to pass the 15,000 nm mark of their voyage later this week.

The next sector of this epic voyage will last more than 4,000 nm in a direct path to Western Australia.


  1. Sam,

    Wow, this one is an “Award Winner.” You just keep getting better.

    Thanks for the welcome, Sam. Please don’t hesitate to post comments to your own blog. We always enjoy hearing from you. I’m sorry that you were subjected to some negative comments by a certain individual. I’ve always felt that when I walk into a small neighborhood pub in a strange town that I should behave like I’m in someone else’s home. If I show a little respect, I’ll probably be welcomed and make some new mates. If I go in with a negative attitude I’ll probably be shown the door or thrown out ot it. The same etiquette should apply to someone’s blog.

    Between work and enjoying some early spring like weather, I haven’t had much time to blog. But I will be dropping in to keep up on your artwork. Keep the creative juices flowing, Sam.


  2. 02-23-10 @ 22:56
    A nice collection of praise that she so well deserves.
    Nicely done.

  3. Hi Sam
    We have been waiting in anticipation for this graphic, and another beauty it is. Love the band and all the little creatures. This well and truly signals that Jessica is on the way home, and you have captured it well.
    Thanks again Sam

    Cheers from Faye and Max (Mulgrave, Vic)

  4. Hi Sam --You've done it again. You've posted another beautiful tribute to yet another milestone in Jessica's marvelous journey! I absolutely love your creativity....

    Janell in Oklahoma, USA

  5. Onya Sam....who's little pussy cat is that?....;))

  6. Sam,

    Hope you’re doing well. Keep that creative and positive energy flowing. It’s beneficial to Jessica, all of us and to yourself.

    Take care,