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A family sailing the Pacific

Lisa Blair, A Woman With Confidence

Last night, at seven o’clock, we went to a talk. Lisa Blair was talking.
Lisa Blair was the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica.
On her way round, she was demasted and had a collision with a container ship that was trying to give her fuel, but instead was bashing up her hull.
It was an extremely exciting and interesting talk and showed all the people in the room just how hard it can be.
She is also doing a talk in Auckland tonight, so if you are free, head up and enjoy. I seriously
recommend it!
Not very much is happening here. We are still stuck in Opua, though a few nights ago, we did go to Russell which was fun!
I hope that everyone is enjoying themselves!

Iris 🙂


  1. Lovely post Iris – I will look her up 🙂

  2. Iris – did you know that Lisa Blair DOESN’T have a wikipedia page? Maybe you could make her one!

  3. Hi Iris

    What an inspiring woman, and how lucky you three are to have met her .. and to have been able to listen to her story directly. We can sense your admiration through your words. Effective writing, Iris!

    Even while you are having to wait at Opua, you are having some very special experiences. Your world is like a classroom without any walls. Wonderful!

    Lots of love

    Granny Bardsley xxx

  4. Barbara Totten

    May 22, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Hello my sweetie… it’s great to read your posts…really makes us feel we’re connected to you in your adventure. Auntie Gayle and Winston love hearing what you’re doing too and Evie knows who you all are by looking at your photographs on my phone.
    You all must have been fascinated by the talk you went to…so many new experiences for you. I’m looking forward to hearing about the big sail and to your arrival in New Caledonia. Keep up the good work! Lots of love, Granny Barbara xx

  5. great post iris!!!

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