Home is the sailor ... almost, nearly, just about
The extraordinary lady sailor Jeanne Socrates, a mere 77-year-old, has come to the end of here astonishing lonesome voyage right round the world, 336 day out there without so much as seeing another human in all that time ... almost.
Round-the-worlder Jeanne, 77, home tomorrow
An eager Jeanne Socrates is nearly there, just a few miles from home, but slowed considerably by a teasing breeze that doesn't want to exactly hurry her over the finish line at British Columbia.
Hooray! A new feel good plan for voters
When a tubby fellow - oops, revered leader - rose through the political ranks faster than, well, certain introduced plants do in our gardens, a number of inducements, promises, to wow us were/are offered.
Brilliant 'oldie' Jeanne is nearly there
Circumnavigator Jeanne Socrates, no spring chicken at 77, is almost back at her departure port after sailing round the world via notorious Cape Horn and the Southern Ocean.