Just as one very brave woman nears the end of an amazing non-stop voyage around the world, another extraordinary lady who possessed astonishing courage and determination enters the news.

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Fearless lady pilot ... Amazing Amelia Earhart. Thanks to Wikipedia for the photo.
Jeanne’s epic journey is down on the earth’s watery surface.

Amazing Amelia Earhart’s earned her reputation up in the air, of course, flying enormous distances back in the relatively early days of aircraft.

Like Jeanne, she also made her amazing journeys alone.

Alive and well

Jeanne, I’m very pleased to report is alive and well and on track, sailing downwind at the moment, for her British Columbia homeport of Victoria.

Jeanne is 71, but Amelia Earhart, who won fame when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, was 39 when she vanished on her round-the-world flying attempt.

She disappeared in July,1937, over the Pacific Ocean, en route to Howland Island from, Papua New Guinea, in waters which Jeanne sailed over recently.

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Downwind sailing ... Jeanne booms out her mainsail for some pleasant downwind sailing in the Pacific yesterday. Photo by ham radio from Jeanne's yacht, Nereida.
This week, we learned that an expedition headed by another legend, Robert Ballard, who found the wreck of the Titanic, has set off for Nikumaroro, a tiny atoll in the Pacific, seeking to find her plane and possibly her remains.

Almost a Sunday sail

Happily, Jeanne is alive and well and now seemingly spared life-threatening scares and her latest report sounds as if she enjoying almost a Sunday outing.

She logged, ‘Speed better, for now, and it's quite sunny, with mainly scattered cloud and another light grey raincloud ahead.

Midday: Enjoying a (rare!) coffee and about to cook pancakes... ‘

She reports, ‘Total distance covered from Victoria, BC to the end of Day 312 (by daily distance-made-good calculations) 25,912 nautical miles.’

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A stunning video of Amelia Earhart leaving on her final record bid
Wikipedia: Robert Ballard
Wikipedia: Amelia Earhart
BBC: Hunt for Amelia Earhart's last landing place

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