Jessica Watson – Home Is The Sailor, Home From The Sea

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Jessica Watson is home at last

The young female sailor sailed into Sydney, Australia, today to a rousing crowd estimated to be in excess of 500,000 well wishers.

The Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said that she was “an Australian hero”.  Jessica said she had to disagree with the Prime Minister saying  “I’m not a hero.  I’m an ordinary girl who believed in a dream. You don’t have to be someone special to achieve something amazing. You just have to have a dream, believe in it and work hard”.  After surviving four knock downs in the first week her tenacity to sail solo and unassisted around the world became reality and she sailed victoriously into a blazing Sydney Harbour.

There are a few things that she now wants to do having announced to Kevin Rudd that she wants to get her Drivers License.  The government then presented her with free drivers education lessons.  She also wants to talk a long walk along the beach, eat fresh fruit, sleep in a bed that wasn’t moving and get her hair cut.

Jessica did Australia proud arriving on shore looking fresh, happy and walked the “hot pink” carpet after many months at sea living the dream!

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