Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2 Years Since Jessica Set Sail from Sydney Harbour

It's Hard To Believe . . .

. . 2 Years Ago, Yesterday, 18th October (which was a Sunday), Jessica Watson Set Sail from Sydney Harbour on Her Solo Non-Stop Unassisted Voyage Around The World, on Her Beloved Yacht ... ' Ella's Pink Lady ', leaving behind for the coming 210 Days, Her Family & Friends, Her Support Crew and Numerous Volunteers, and Sponsors, who helped her prepare for The Voyage of a Lifetime; together with an Ocean of New Friends who would Follow Her Every Nautical Mile.

 These New Friends being all Her Fans & Supporters, who would become part of Jessica's Voyage, by Following Her On Website Blog ..... to Accomplish Her ' Dream ' !!!

 This Ocean of New Friends soon became Global ..... That is 5 Oceans of New Friends:
The Whole World Was Following Jessica Watson & Ella's Pink Lady.

The Rest Is History . . .

. . "Happy 2nd Anniversary of Your Departure from Sydney Harbour to You & Pink Lady, Jessica; and to Your Crew (Your Stuffed Toys), and Parker (anyone who doesn't know about Parker will Just have To Read 'True Spirit').

Here's A Little Something to Celebrate, Jess.. And for those of you who have Jessica's CD ('Song's of The Pink Lady') ... Listen to The Words Closely ... It kind of Explains The Meaning Of Jessica's Voyage Verbatum. For those who don't have It ..... Please Buy It ... It's well worth it. And Listen to The Other Songs on it Word For Word ... If you Followed Jess on Her Blogs, or even if you have only read 'True Spirit' , they each tell The Story of A Particular Part of Jessica's Voyage: Well, that's how I Hear Them, anyway. One day I tell you what I mean.​=nJj1tn-t_2E

..... And now Jessica is realising Another Dream . . .
. . She, together with a Team of Talented Sailors, is in Training for The Sydney to Hobart Race, which begins on December 26th (Boxing Day), and has A New Yacht, appropriately Named ... 'anotherCHALLENGE' ......... and Yes! It's Pink (well Pink & White to be more precise). We ALL wish Jessica and Her Crew, The Very Best of Congratulations in the preparation, and Success in Training and Fullfilment of Her New Goal.

Signed: " You-Can-Do-It-Jessica-Watson !!! " (Blogger) NM

p.s.  I recently Purchased The 2nd Edition of True Spirit ( I also have The First Edition, which Jess signed for me, together with The DVD and CD, when I met her at the Book Signing at Dymocks on 11th December, 2010 at Rouse Hill in Sydney (It states on my Facebook Photo that it was Dec. 19th ..... I must fix that).
I read The Final Chapter "What Happened Next " first of all ..... and, on Tuesday 18th, I began to read Part Two 'The Voyage' ... and Today, I began Reading Stage One (but only that relating to Monday 19th, October, 2009): I intend Reading it as it happened, just as if I was reading Jessica's Blogs Day by Day, as I read them during Her Actual Voyage; I'll read The Daily Blogs as They Happened, and the Parts between each Blog Entry on the days where she didn't write a Blog Entry. I have also (tonight) began reading from the Very Beginning (which I'll do at a leisurely pace).
Yes, I know ..... It will take me 210 days to Read It. It will be Just like Following Her & Pink Lady on The Voyage All Over Again.
Actually, it will take me more than 210 days to Read The Whole Book; because, I'll be reading 'What Happened Next' once again, beginning on May 16th, 2012.

I posted A Comment/Message on Jessica's Official Facebook Page ...!/Neville.J.Madden?sk=info
.. It's rather lengthy, but it's kind of A Celebration Story. i have also included A Link to A Very special Song.
I hope you get a chance to read it.

Friday, December 17, 2010

WHAT AN HONOUR !!! ... I Met Jessica Watson !!! :)

Hi Everyone, ... Well ... I attended Jessica's Book Signing at ROUSE HILL (Sydney) on Saturday 11th December, 2010 ..... AND . . . 
. . I Had The Pleasure & Honour of Personally Meeting JESSICA WATSON ..... And AN HONOUR IT WAS !!!
Discounting Relatives, She is The Most Sincerest, Honest, Friendliest, Happiest, Loveliest Person I have Ever Met (I Really mean That Jess).

I had a Photo taken with Jess but haven't been able to Upload it yet as I am having trouble tranferring it from my Mobile Phone Cam, but I'll Do It A.S.A.P..

I had made a Poster for Her Homecoming Event that also had a 17th Birthday Wish On It, which I intended to Present to Her on The Day, but I was unable to Attend The Homecoming Event:  I also missed 2 or 3 Book Signing Events (where I would have presented it to Her) just after TRUE SPIRIT was Released; so I Vowed to One Day Make It My Business to Meet Jess and Present it to Her In Person.  When She unrolled it and saw My BLOGGER NAME on it, Her eyes lit up and She said ...
     "Aaaawwww ...  So You're  ' YOU-CAN-DO-IT-JESSICA-WATSON !!! '  
..... I Remember You From The BLOGS  (She Smiled) ... Thank You Very Much For All Your Support !!! "  . . . . . That was a Real Honour to hear that out of All of Her Followers/Fans, She had Remembered My Name and Acknowledged It ... Thank You Jessica  :)   
... It was A Real Pleasure to Follow and Support Your Voyage:  It was Just Like Being There With You.  Thank You For Taking Us With You and Sharing Your Excitement and Experience With Us.

Another Highlight of Following Jessica, was that I met (Online) another BLOGGER called DEB'S, who Breeds Guinea Pigs (Cavies):  Jessica's Little Sister, Hannah, also has Guinea Pigs (I used to Breed them too) ..... Anyway, shortly after Jessica Departed Sydney Harbour, one of Deb's Female Guinea Pigs gave birth to 3 babies.  Deb posted the News on Her BLOGSPOT with Photos.  I posted a Comment asking if She had Named them yet, and suggested that if She hadn't, and if they were ALL FEMALES, that I thought it would be Nice if She Named Them IN HONOUR of JESSICA & ELLA'S PINK LADY, and HANNAH (that is JESSICA, ELLA, HANNAH) . . . Deb's replied saying that She thought it was a Great Idea ......... Pending that they were all Females and looked like 'a JESSICA', and 'an ELLA', and 'a HANNAH ' ... (I'm pretty sure JESSICA WATSON would have been Honoured either way).  Soon after they were born (it's hard to tell if they are male or female for some time after birth), DEB'S Posted on Her BLOGSPOT that They WERE ALL FEMALES and had been NAMED In Honour of JESSICA, ELLA, and HANNAH.  When I Met Jessica Watson, I Presented her with about 21 Photos of These Beautiful Little Baby Guinea Pigs - One Set of about 6 or 7 Photos ... (a) Just after Birth, (b) 1 Hour after Birth, (c) 1 Week Old, (d) 1 Month Old ... for Jessica (I'll send Hannah a Set separately C/- Buderim Post Office ... lol ... I'm sure The Post Office will Find Her) . . . . . and Two Sets of 7 Photos (1 Set for Jess and 1 Set for Hannah) which were taken on 21st October (2010) ....... All Photos Were Laminated.  I Hope and I'm Sure That Jessica and Hannah (and Pink Lady ...LOL) will Get Enjoyment from them, and have them as A Momentum of Two of Jessica's Fans who Love and Respect Her and Are Very Proud Of Her.
I'll Post some Photos of Them on here once I have Labled Them on the Actual Photo, and asked DEB'S Permission to do so.

When I Posted Comments on Jessica's BLOGS .... I always Signed of as follows . . . 

" Have A SAFE And HAPPY VOYAGE ... but Most Of All ... HAVE FUN !!! " 
 Signed:  " YOU CAN DO IT JESSICA WATSON !!! "   (Blogger Name)  
                                             N.M.   xx                                                                              

I Now Say . . . 
 I Alway said   " YOU CAN And WILL Do It JESSICA WATSON !!! "  
 and to  " Have A SAFE And HAPPY VOYAGE ... but Most Of All ... HAVE FUN !!! "  

 " Well Jessica, You Certainly DID THEM ALL !!! "  

 " Your VOYAGE May Have ENDED . . . BUT . . . Your JOURNEY HAS 'JUST BEGUN' !!! "  

 " America may have THE AMERICA'S CUP !!! ... But AUSTRALIA Has JESSICA WATSON !!!!! "  




Friday, December 10, 2010


Apologies fo Neglecting This BLOG ..... I have been really Busy lately.

After being unable to attend Jessica's Homecoming Event or any of her Appearances in Sydney, I am happy to announce that I am finally going to be able to attend her Visit to Dymocks at Rouse Hill Town Centre (Shopping Centre) on Saturday 11th December 2010; and hopefully meet Jessica in person.  I hope that I can meet her, as I have a couple of Personal Messages from some of her Blog Friends.  Also, Zac Sunderland (Abby's Brother) has asked me to say Hello for him, as I am a Facebook friend with Zac and Abby.

I am looking forward to his since she arrived home.  I made a Special Welcome Home Poster for Jessica with a Special Birthday With on it.  I intended to present it to her at Her Homecoming Event, but as I was unable to do so, I vowed that I would Personally Present It to her at Her First Public Appearance that I was able to attend.  I have been guarding it like it was a Treasure, because it is for one of Australia's Treasures ... JESSICA WATSON !!!

I'll attempt to have a Photo Taken with Jessica (with her holding it up for all to see), and Post It on here, and/or on my Facebook Young Achievers Support Profile, and also on Jessica's Facebook Fan Page Profile if I am able; and also on TWITTER.

My FB is  ...  YouCan DoIt Too  and the LINK Is  ...

My  TWITTER  Name is  ...

Sunday, November 14, 2010


News about Abby's upcoming book: Book Details Summary: The title of this book is Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas and it was written by Lynn Vincent, Abby Sunderland. This edition of Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas is in a Hardcover format. This books publish date is April 2011 and it has a suggested retail price of $22.99 (I'm assuming that is US DOLLARS).

Check THIS LINK out . . .

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Hi Everyone . . . (My Initial BLOGGER Screen Name is the Same as the Title of This Blog) . . . 
Well, I can't believe I've left it this long to make This First Blog Entry.  I Set Up this BLOGGER ACCOUNT way back in October, 2009, in order to Follow Jessica Watson on Her Voyage Around The World.  I had a lot of Fun doing just that, although there were times when I was a bit Slack, because I was unable to fully keep track whilst following her, due to PC and INTERNET Issues, hence being unable to Comment on a daily basis in her Blogs.  However, I was with her all the way and kept checking her Website for Updates.

Due to Internet Issues at the time (during her Voyage), I was unable to View the Videos properly because of the time it took to Download them (I was on Dial-Up Internet at the time).  I am happy to say that I now have a better PC than what I had whilst she was at sea, and I often watch her Videos over and over again & again.  I also read the Blogs Online over & Over.

I am currently reading  'TRUE SPIRIT ' and encourage everyone to Read It.  Invest in Your Own Copy ... It's worth Every Cent.  She includes the Blogs in the book as well as revealing a lot more than what she revealed on The Website as she was Sailing Around The World.  It's Just Like Living It Over Again and Just Like Being There With her.  I also have (on Lay-By) The CD of Her Favourite Songs she played and sang along the way, and also 210 DAYS (2 DVD Set).

Well that's all from me for now.  I actually wrote more here than what I expected to ... LOL.

Anyway, I'm going to Finish Of This First BLOG Entry with the Words that I finish all my Blog Comments (in Jessica's Blogs) with . . . 

"Have A SAFE And HAPPY Voyage, But Most Of All HAVE FUN !!! "

Signed:  " YOU CAN DO IT JESSICA WATSON !!! "  (Blogger Screen Name)

NM xx