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

10 March 2010

Jessica Watson - Broken Head and the Book Title

While Jessica and Ella's Pink Lady are presently enjoying perfect conditions outside, sadly the state of affairs down below are less than perfect as Jessica continues her efforts to resolve the on-going saga of her broken head (toilet/dunny).

Jessica reported yesterday that. "The dunny (toilet/head) is giving me a bit of grief. Despite spending yesterday afternoon pulling off and replacing various pipes, it's still refusing to work, which really has me stumped as it's not exactly the most complicated or high-tech piece of equipment. Definitely not the most glamorous or pleasant job, but I can only keep trying!"

Meanwhile, the search for an appropriate book title has begun and Jessica has graciously requested suggestions from her extensive fan base of world-wide bloggers for "a title that really fits and we all like". Needless to say, her blogsite is well on it's way to a record breaking number of comments once again as ideas are pouring in thick and fast from very enthusiastic and loyal fans everywhere.

Addit: Last count as of 11th March - 1070 comments! That's 12 comments more than when Jessica and Ella's Pink Lady rounded Cape Horn and a total of 1058 congratulatory comments came pouring in from all corners of the globe.

My personal preferences are:

  • Bring on the Empty Ocean (as in David Niven's auto-biography,
    "Bring on the Empty Horses")
  • Sail of the Century
Today marks Jessica's and Ella's Pink Lady's 144th day at sea as they cross the 16,500nm mark of their circumnavigation.

Congratulations everyone on a job well done!


  1. 03-10-10 @04:51
    Poor Jessica, it looks like she's having all kinds of 'head' problems.

    Nicely done.

  2. Hi Sam
    Well you certainly have a great topic for your graphic this time, that darn dunny, but our Super Girl will be able to fix it no problem.
    You continue to give us a laugh with your creativity, well done again Sam.
    Cheers from Faye and Max (Mulgrave Vic)

  3. This is hilarious, Sam, although Jessica probably wasn't laughing when the dunny died. Nothing worse than a head-less vessel. Thank goodness she brought it back to life.

    Well done again.


  4. Hi there Sam,

    You chose the ideal photo of Jesse because, with a little imagination, she looks like she's about to blow a fuse!

    Always love the 'thought bubbles' as well.

    Fond regards Sam,

  5. Your art is always 'spot on'!!! So creative and so much fun to view. Looking forward to your next one.

    Janell in Oklahoma, USA

  6. Hi Sam,
    Wow, you really know your dunnies!
    You've even thrown in an eel, that's some serious blockage, lol.

  7. Hi Sam,

    I got caught up on the recent additions and by far my favorite is the offering "Homesick and Landsick" though my spell check tells me "landsick" is not a word; for this purpose it fits. I am sure my wife would like to turn it into a piece of needlework, her hobby.

    Great job

    Georgia Guy

  8. Sam,

    I’ve been working my way backwards through a backlog of mail, email and blogs and just now got back to “Homesick and Landsick.” WOW. If that doesn’t tug at the heartstrings of anyone who reads it, they must not have a pulse.


  9. 03-12-10 @12:04

    I was just reading "Homesick And Landsick" and I do believe that should Georgia Guy's wife make a needlework project out of that, it would be quite a piece of art. The many colors and all the intricate detail would be awesom.
    Good luck on that,

  10. Hi Sam, us again

    We sort of missed "Homesick and Landsick" as we had a bit of a hail storm here on the Saturday 6th.
    Just reading your last comments, and Georgia Guy, Mark and Michael all made reference to it, so thought we better go back for a look. Just great Sam, love looking for all the little creatures, the more you look, the more you find. So much work Sam, but how good did it turn out.
    So thanks to Georgia Guy, Mark and Michael for alerting us to one that we missed.

    Cheers to all from Faye and Max (Mulgrave Vic)

  11. Well...since I'm "Back Tracking" a little bit I had to say that this made me audibly laugh out loud...everything form the Help Desk to the captioned Dunny thought to asking for Blogger Help....really imaginative's a pity we moved away from the old Blog format as the little pictures we all had was really good and that way everybody would be able to see your new art work....anyway that's the way it is...I guess.

    Clint - in Melbourne.