Ella’s Pink Lady in the Furious Fifties

Being a couple of sailing tragics, we were glued to the TV for the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race on Boxing Day. As the big maxi yachts manoeuvred for position, like graceful partners in an elaborate quadrille or waltz, I couldn’t help but compare them with ¬†Jessica Watson on board Ella’s Pink Continue reading


‘Plastiki’ – Message in a bottle?

Check out ‘Plastiki’ at – http://www.theplastiki.com/lo-fi/ – It’s a catamaran built from recycled plastic drink bottles and set to sail from the USA to Sydney. I remember going to see the Kon-tiki when I was very young so when I saw the name Plastiki in an ABC article I had to read further.¬†Plastic Boats aren’t Continue reading