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Laura Dekker is my hero!

27,000 nautical miles around the world: Laura Dekker

27,000 miles around the US: Lisa McIntyre

A comparison, of sorts, between Laura and me. Of course she was 1/3 my age and on the water thousands of miles from land or another soul while I was on the roads dotted with safety nets. 242 more words

Just A Thought


I feel like I’m trapped.

Now, I’m not saying this in an intense, confessional way. But, let’s be honest. It’s February and the weather is bleak and dreary. 323 more words

The Netflix Series

JANUARY 21: Around the world in 518 days

ON THIS DATE in 2012, sixteen-year-old Laura Dekker brought her 38-foot yacht into a Caribbean port, completing a journey that made her the youngest person to sail solo around the world. 229 more words

Calgary-based speedskater Tonny de Jong goes to the Arctic Circle for Dutch reality series


Expeditite Poolcirkel airs Mondays, but only in the Netherlands. For more information visit expeditiepoolcirkel.nl (It’s in Dutch).

When Tonny de Jong faced off against fellow athletes in Iceland for a Dutch reality series last September, she may have had a bit of an advantage when battling the elements. 818 more words

Local Arts

Movie Review: Maidentrip

Maidentrip is the story of then 14-year old Laura Dekker and her solo sailing voyage to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the world.

Much of the footage was shot using fixed cameras on Dekker’s boat, Guppy. 255 more words