Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wet, Bouncy and Cupcakes!

With a good bouncy sea and water going everywhere today everything's starting to feel pretty salty. Every time I come in from being on deck I seem to bring a lot of water with me. Also, despite all the effort we put into tracking them down before leaving, a few small leaks have made themselves known. The leaks aren't at all dangerous, just aren't much of a help in the war against salt and damp. So I've been playing around with a tube of sealer and (fingers crossed), looks like I might have put a stop to some of them!

We passed close to another boat this morning but couldn't see him through some rain.

I pulled some sail in and out as the wind dropped off, then came back and right now we're doing a nice 6knots with 20knots of wind. Have passed 2000 miles today and my best guess is around 16 days to the equator, but it could be anything as it is all weather dependant over the next few weeks.

This afternoon I decided it was time to have a bit of fun in the galley. I've been making chocolate cupcakes! It's been quite an adventure really with ingredients and mixture going everywhere, as Ella's Pink Lady bounces along. Life would be so much easier with a third arm but I got there in the end with all the mixture, less the stuff all over my face! (Maybe I should consider a career as a juggler when I get home?). Then divided it out into the paper patty pans. Then the fun part, icing and decorating!

They are all cooked now and they smell very good. Better go now and try them out. But I've attached a pic of the cupcakes below for you all to see!

Jesse


Pic: Jessica's Chocolate Cupcakes!

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Anonymous said...

Love the cup cakes Jesse.
Well juggled and very creative...
Regards to you from Roger at Cleveland

Anonymous said...

yay im going to be the first commenter, the cupcakes look great Jess!

Toni McLean said...

Hey girl,
Crossing all the world's oceans is one thing ... but making cupcakes in a yacht galley in the middle of a bouncy ocean ... just what are you trying to prove??? :-) :-) Are you sure all that bouncing is from the ocean or is some of it from the sugar in the icing?

I'm gobsmacked. You have just gone up 1000% in my estimation, and your starting point was already pretty high.

I just might feel guilty enough to do some cooking in my stable, dry, roomy kitchen ... see what you've started!

Hope things don't get too bouncy for you but 6 kn is pretty good, huh?

Hope your bunk is dry.

Toni

Anonymous said...

Go Jess, love the cupcakes!

Gillian said...

The icing IS the best bit after all.

At least you didn't just eat it all out of the bowl without cooking it first. There aren't many cupcakes there...so maybe you did?

: )

infiniteblue said...

Jesse you surely rock.
Keep the seas, stay safe, clip on

Japevasi said...

Hi Jessica,

Hmmm, these cupcakes realy look delicious. Hope you've got all the holes closed. Have Fun,

Greetings Jan van der Wel
The Netherlands

Anonymous said...

Wow Jess you did wonders with the cupcakes in the bouncy sea, I could just imagine you in the galley stirring up a storm. Ha. Great stuff. Well done
Jill NZ

Anonymous said...

Go you good thing!!! Enjoy the cup cakes!! Paul.

Rob Hardie said...

Hi Jesse,

Wow!!!!! Love those cup cakes. Make sure you enjoy each one.

What an incredibe Blog. You continue to amaze me with the information you provide.

Congratulations on passing 2000 mile. It is another milestone in your voyage. It is hard to believe that in just over 2 weeks you will have reached the equator and then you turn south east and head to the bottom of South America.

It is a shame about the water leaks. I am sure with patience and a little bit of work you will eventually find them all.

You are truly an inspiration to everyone. Keep doing what you are doing. You are wonderful.

Keep safe and watch the sunburn :-)

Rob
Ingleburn NSW

Sim said...

Wow Jess - thats the best fun I've ever seen anyone have at sea!! I've completed a few offshore races up and down the east coast of Australia and spent the whole time dreaming (hallucinating) about food at all hours of the night/day - so you have the perfect combination of sailing and decent food.
Take care, Simone

magpie said...

Hi Jessica,
We'll have to call you the cupcake queen, good to see a bit of colour too, I thought they'd be all pink, lol.
I had a double take when you said,"We passed close to another boat this morning but couldn't see him through some rain." Then I realised that you sailor chicky babes called other craft'He' instead of what us macho blokes call 'Her' lol.
That's all folks.

Long said...

Wow! The cupcakes look really nice! Just remember to stay safe!

I'm reading your blog every day, and really enjoying it. It feels like I'm right there with you.

Wish you the best of luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jess like u cupcakes keep safe out there I said a prayer for u last night so GOD bless u from. Barry

Anonymous said...

yer jessica they look great keep going strong thinking of you all the time. all of us here at bundaberg.

boost said...

Hi JESSE
How is it out there in the sea .I heard u were making cupcakes what did it taste like.It looked quite creative and fancy.I would head back when i just started i would be terrified and lonely.Also i cant believe im your first talker again1!

FROM BOOST#

Austen Reptiles said...

Ahoy Jess!

Yummo, they look delish!.. 16 days to the big black line hey? Wow, you must really feel your getting some where now.. Have you caught any fish yet?

Have fun on that bouncy bouncy sea and I look forward to your next post!
Be safe

Michael from the Gold coast

Anonymous said...

Good job Jesse, the cupcakes turned out great. Scones next??
Checking out your progress each day - you're really doing well.

Andrea & David
Carrara

Anonymous said...

Well done on the cup cakes Jesse. I'm so glad you took the time to decorate them, rather than just cook and eat (or store for later). You are an inspiration as even though the cakes were for you and no one really had to ever see them, you went to the trouble to make them special for you which will help with your morale and keep you smiling.

Enjoy and keep dry and saltless ;o))

Anonymous said...

Really nice cupcakes. I am getting hungry :)

Atanas
Sofia - Bulgaria

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica,

CONGRATULATIONS on your first 2000...you've earned a cupcake party. Yummy.

I am sure you will get a handle on the leaks as you head to the equator. Be safe,

p
pi
pin
pink
pinkl
pinkla
pinklad
pinklady ....rocks

john
Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario, Canada

emgb1 said...

Hi Jesse,
2000 miles later, the captain is making cupcakes and learning to juggle... hahaha.
Well, you've surely have made my day with that one.
Those leaks, so early in the trip, must be a little of a worry for you. I hope not too much though.

emgb1

jeff49 said...

Cupcakes look great! Hope they taste as good as they look. So pleasedthat things continue to bounce along for you - better having a bit of bouncy water than dead flat I guess. And I suppose a variety in conditions keeps you on your toes a bit. Hope those leaks are fixed!
Keep on sailing, sailor...\Jeff 49

Anonymous said...

Hi Jesse,
You are such a great writer and you can tell the story so well, makes us feel like we are there with you. I bet you could write a decent book already, so can't wait for you to write one when you get back.
2000 miles is going great guns, not long now until the turn at the equator and then its south for the summer.
Take care
john (Macedon, Vic)

Cameron B said...

They look funky, hope they tasted as good as they smelt.

Peter said...

Hey Jessica
The cup cakes look great and you are getting there slowly but surely. Don't worry, everyone is still reading the blogg and love to hear from you.
Take care and smooth sailing.
Peter

Rosemary said...

Hi Jesse Big storms brewing up here so I'm hoping MY kitchen doesn't get too bouncy!Hoping for not too much bounce for you either.
Good luck with the leak sealing.I'm very ignorant but sounds a bit scary.Do most yachts leak a bit?ANY leak to a landlubber sounds a bit dodgy.....
Please tell us when you have time how you manage your fresh water needs.Hope the Ella Bache cosmetics are doing their job.Must be rough on your skin surely to be at sea for eight months?
I love your blog.Thank you.

Bruce said...

Well done Jesse

Celebrity Chef via video link - the judges will have trust you with the taste test. You will have to do Celebrity Chef for real when you get back. Canned potatoes into chips, scrambled powdered egg and now cupcakes - I'll bet they taste better than some of the dishes we have seen on the TV show!

Go Girl
Bruce

Robbie said...

Hi Jess love the cup cakes they look yummy enjoy . Don't ever think you are out there on your own the hole country supports u one question the name Ella pink lady where did the name come from does it hold close to your heart our something else happy sailing Robbie Tassie

Caves Beach Andrew said...

Hey Jesse,

It seems like you have answered one of your own questions - how should you celebrate? Well, make chocolate cupcakes of course! And they look pretty good - really makes me feel guilty now, I do it the easy way and just go down the shops and buy them!

But why didn't you try to do them yesterday when the ocean was smooth - do you just like to find more difficult challenges to complete! LOL

In regards to the leaks - look at the bright side, at least you found them now and not when you are in the deep south battling the bigger waves.

Well done on passing the 2000NM mark, that's almost the first 10% of your trip out of the way - now you only have around 21,000NM to go, that will be a breeze!

Whilst I think that you will have some tougher weather conditions ahead of you, I also think that you have got through some of the tougher mental times already. Getting into the routine and missing everyone would be the hardest early on in the voyage I would expect.

Anyway, keep up the good work, the great blogs, and the great smile.

Take care and as always, am thinking of you and sending you good karma via "psyche mail".

Cya
Andrew
Caves Beach, Andrew

Muhammad Asim said...

Wow , cup cakes look very tasty. But they are clean , better if you had sent a picture of your pretty face with cream spread all over. Your acreer after sailing ... is obviousely ... a chef.

Jesse fan #9934 said...

Have I got this straight? Let's see;
You've sailed 2000 nm, you're doing repairs to your boat in 3-4 metre seas, and you also made the prettiest cupcakes I've ever seen? Jesse, you are amazing! We'll have to start calling you Wonderwoman now! I can't imagine what you'll do to top this, but I'm sure you'll amaze us again! This is the first time I've written 'LOL' and it's literally true!

If all the love and inspiration you've caused around the world were wind in your sails, you would be home before the new year!

Thanks Jesse!

Sam & Zoe in Sydney said...

Hi Jessica
It's Sam & Zoe here. I'm 6 and my sister is 3. Everyday after school we log on to see what you've been up to for the day.
How are you going Jessica? those cupcakes look good! Zoe says they are yummy!
Mum says stay safe! Look forward to tomorrow.
Sam & Zoe

Muhammad Asim said...

Hi Jess

Noticed that you have been posting blog in the evening now..what you do all the day long. School work I guess. Can you pls send 2-3 blogs every day. They are very interesting. Love you girl.

Chris Akenfelds said...

I'm very impressed with the cupcakes, Jessica. You hit us all with that one from right out there in the left field :-)

To those of us who have the luxury of a stable, land-based kitchen, you are putting us all to shame.

Good to see you're having a bit of fun with it out there.

Hey, Jessica, I hope your going to pass by Tonga and avoid Fiji for now. There's some pretty negative news going on about Fiji here in Australia. For now, it seems to be a country well worth avoiding, especially if your an Australian.

Keep up the fantastic work, and congratulations on crossing the 2000 nautical mile mark. We are all looking forward to seeing you cross the Equation in the next fortnight.

Chris.
akenfelds @ lycos . com

Jules said...

Sounds like you're having a ball out there with Ella. Just living in the moment, hey? Making cup cakes. How cool. Enjoy them.

How do you keep yourself fit out at sea? Is there any room to do pushups and crunches and lunges?

Look after yourself Jess.

Jules
Wynnum, QLD

Susan said...

Jesse Martin didn't have cheese, and he definitely didn't have cupcakes, let alone with decorations on them! What luxury! 5 star sailing!
...got any left? :)

Sounds rather splashy out there. It's better to find the leaks now than later.

2,000 miles is getting close to 1/10th of the way already! go go go!

Always, blessings.

Anonymous said...

another amazing achievement Jessica, the photo is great.Again thanks for all your info you provide for us . Heard any Fireworks ?????? Ha Ha It's Guy Fawkes tonight???? "S" "S" "S" Bye for now. Y & N Dunedin.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the cupcakes Jess! Amazing effort. Can imagine that would have been a little tricky. Hope you enjoyed them.

Good luck with sealing those pesky leaks.

And stay dry!

Sydneysider :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jessica.
Great cooking. They look so good.
Well done at passing 2000nm.
Smooth sailing.
Luv u
Richard (QLD)

Natalie said...

Hello from Canada! I've been following your blog and website for a while now and I thought I'd wait a little for you to get settled in before I left you a message. I love your updates, pictures & vid...gives a real feel for how you are doing out there on the big blue sea :-)

I wish you all the best and I'll be cheering you on and following your progess over the next few months.

Cheers,
~Natalie

Jay-Sea said...

enjoy the cup cakes Jess :)j

Anonymous said...

Well done Jess!!!
Love the cupcapes look yum. Wish you well and hope you manage to fix the leaks. By the way I am loving the blog and the video diaries! Keep them comming! Good Luck!
Jen

Richard Lathrop said...

I see the connection! After (before?} attacking your cabin leaks with a tube of caulking sealer, you addressed the cupcake project with tubes of frosting colors.
We can only hope that your sealing of the leaks in your cabin was as successful as your frosting of the cupcakes.
Hope they tasted as good as they look.
Stay dry.
Fair winds,
Richard Lathrop
www.sea-legs.org

Sarah said...

Sailing around the world AND making cupcakes - is there anything you cannot do?

Take care Jess!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica, You bring your adventure to life in the blog.

kind regards
Glenn
Adelaide

Anonymous said...

Hello Jessica,

a PR expert, , captain, etc. and an artist as well!!!!!

Those cupcakes could win a prize in a bake off!
I can't imagine creating all this in the galley with the rocking movement of Ella!
I would throw the tea towel and eat sprouts instead! :-)

Did you have the cakes for dessert or were they your main meal?????

Jessica,I am glad you are not an alien, you look so much better with 2 arms!

Hope you find all the leaks, but like you found all the squid, you will find those too!

Congratulations on your 2000 nm mark! Well done!

I think Jessica IS the candle not the mirror! (Referring to Mary's post)
We are the mirrors reflecting the REAL light!!!!
Jessica is the DOER!

Thank you Mike for your thoughts!

'Mince' is ground beef for those in the U.S. who don't know!

Phil in Idaho:
I think Jessica's life IS the normal life, even though most people never test their limits, to that extent.
It builds character, strengthens and sets the course for the rest of ones life for unlimited potential, not only maybe, but for certain!

Keep well and happy and safe,

Trudy, Tirol, Austria

Mr.Canadian said...

How is it going there Girl.
I have been keeping track of your voyage here in Canada from the time you have set sail. I see you now have a map up of your locations.

I also made up a Google map even before yours went up of your trip with the little sail boats on it too. ha ha. Thanks for giving us a play by play of any land you are close to so I can add it to my map.

It sure is cold here where I am and I wish I could be where you are. We all wish you the best of luck back here in Canadian.
Nice cupcakes..☺ ☺ ☺

Anonymous said...

particularly love the one on the left hand side... a replica of Ella's Pink Lady in a bouncy see ROFL

Onya Jesse,

cheers
Tia

Attitude said...

Jess, Cup cakes sound like a treat. You should try fishing now that you are moving along at a greater speed.

Amanda said...

I'm impressed with your artistic icing. Well done!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jess,

Love the cup cakes. You are truly an inspiration to young and old. Good luck over the next 2weeks on your quest to the equator and beyond.

Australia is behind you.

Go girl.

Josh

RichieParis said...

It's so good to find a new blog update when we wake up here in Europe! And with pretty good news about progress and the quite successful pastry experiment... Thinking you may have fun juggling with chocolate powder and making cakes in a bouncy ocean, plus writing such a brilliant blog, lets all of us abashed and admirative.
We hope EPL will keep on riding at good pace and that the leak hunting will have been efficient. You have enough water all around, no need to get some inside your nest.
Have a good new day with the best winds and many enjoyable moments!

Anonymous said...

those cup cakes look so yummy keep up the brave Aussie spirit go for gold Jessica....

C. Will Frye said...

Making Cup Cakes while rocking around should be a new sort of sport.

That being said they look amazing! But hey... it's chocolate, doesn't matter what they look like as they Will be tasty.

What all are you jamming to out there on the sea?

Bill said...

Hi Jess,
Good work with the cupcakes. Just looking at the new journey map on your website and noticed that you seem to be heading in the general direction of something called "Scratch My Arse Rock" (NW of Cook Islands. I guess that won't be the strangest thing you'll see on your trip.
Stay safe.

Anonymous said...

wow what a job on the cup cakes Jess, I'm a chef and mine never look that good. Will have to try baking at sea, Good Luck and god bless

Andrew said...

Only 4 cupcakes bet there aren't any left now lol
dont think many solo sails can say that they made cupcakes while they where out there! did u lick the bowl? its the best bit
have fun cleaning up
ANDY:):):):)

Andrew Mckellar said...

Go Jess get into the cooking, cupcakes look great bet they tasted real good. 6 knotts eh not bad you'll be home before u know it.
Break a leg, from Andrew at Point Clare

Alison said...

I love it. Your cupcakes look fab!!
Julia Child look out Jesse's on your tale. :D I'm looking forward when the time comes to crossing the equator and I hope your handy work at fixing the little leaks have worked.

Happy Sailing
Ali :)

Peter Vervoorn said...

You've just crossed some of the deepest water in the world at the Tonga Trench. It's over 10 km deep in some places (10,335 metres). It's a long way to dive if you drop your toothbrush.

Anonymous said...

nice cupcakes! Enjoy your trip. We are still tracking you!

Dora and Rachel in Europe

Nico said...

Wonderful cakes, really! As the bad cook I am, I wouldn't even manage to make such nice cakes in my own kitchen ... :D

As you may know by chance, there is a famous spirit, the Line Aquavit, which got its name from beeing transported over the equator twice (the basic story was, that the smooth rolling of the ship had a special effect on its taste and quality).

In this way maybe you've just invented something: Ocean Cakes, to be made aboard a bouncing ship, maybe with a little taste of salt in it!

May good winds be with you!

Nico
Germany

Chook ... said...

Ha ha love the cupcakes! Hope the rain eases up for you Jess! We're about to get a cracker storm here!
Happy sailing!
Trace, Brisbane

Anonymous said...

You did well with the cupcakes. Hope the trip is going well and would love to hear where you are actually, if you can or the closest country.

Tim09 said...

Hi Jess,
great to see you are keeping yourself amused out there. Rosie loved your cupcakes and i tried to explain how small the galley was on Ella but she could not grasp it. So if you can can you post a photo of your Kitchen please.
Take care as you head north there are a few storms about.
Tim and Rosie
Caboolture

Gabi said...

Hi Jesse,

The cupcakes are an odd lumpy shape in the photo; but I REALLY want to try one. They would certainly send me to Chocky Cake Paridise!!!!

Cya Jesse,
Gabi

Russell @ Sunny Coast said...

G'day Jess,

Your eating better than I am, can't remember when I had cup cakes last! My dinner was a bit more stable than your's though!

Been another warm one here on the coast, gunna get worse before it gets better though!

Great to see that you are handy around the place too, it's reassuring to know that you can do the 'blokey' stuff, as you really need to be able to do out there on your own. (Hope I haven't just offended anyone by that comment, certainly not meant too!)

Gee!, one minute sealing the cracks in the boat, next in the kitchen cooking cup cakes, you really are a modern pioneering woman. You are a great role model for (not only) young people and are showing what can be done if you want it bad enough and are willing to put in the effort.

Keep pressing on, I will be praying for you. God bless.

Russell
Sunny Coast Qld

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica,
The cup cakes looks great. What an achievement! I read your blog every day and you are such a good story-teller. I have never been in a sailingboat and I'm so impressed in what you are doing. Outside my window the snow is falling.
Be safe and look after the leaks.
Regards
Ingrid,Tyreso
Sweden

Barking Gecko said...

Yummo!

nutralady2001 said...

Great efforts with the cupcakes Jesse! Doubt mine would turn out as well and that's with a full, landlubber kitchen! Bet they taste as good as they look.

Love your spirit young lady !xxx

i.m.thornton said...

Amazing cakes!!! Glad you're having fun, and with all that chocolate, you'll be at the equator in no time!!

dwarakanath said...

Hi Jes,It is amazing to know that you are so good at cooking and to see
mouthwatering cup cakes.GOOD LUCK
FOR YOU to reach your target-the equator

Anonymous said...

good work

Anonymous said...

i am77 year old retired doctor.
i have followed your blog every day.
you are very special.
i get worried when you talk about leaks.
maurice

Anonymous said...

the cupcakes looked fantastic jess what are you going to surprise us with next looking forward to your flying fish steaks

dovesbayltd said...

Great to see that you are in such good spirits. I'm loving reading your thoughts as you go on your journey. Keep up the great work. Love Jacquie (New Zealand).

Lovelybanks said...

Hi Jessica,
Love your blog - we've been following it regularly as a family. We actually looked at buying your boat at one stage - but you got in there first! You're going really well - at this rate you'll be round in no time! Hope the cupcakes tasted good... The Dumas family x 5...

Peter Vickerson said...

Hi Jess,
It's fantastic to follow your track on Google. I know how annoying small deck leaks are on a boat, so I really sympathise with you.
I hope you nail them.

Good onya champ.

peter.vickerson@yahoo.com.au

Kortney said...

How in the world did you get enough power to run a little oven?? I'm amazed. Such luxury out in the middle of the Pacific!

Anonymous said...

I REALLY ADMIRE YOUR COURAGE!! I GUESS THIS WILL BE A TIME FOR YOU TO ALSO GET TO KNOW YOURSELF AS A PERSON AND GROW ... I HOPE ALL GOES WELL

Michael J Cawley said...

Hi Jess,

A lady of many talents, great cook, boat repairer ,and best of all a fantastic sailor.

Sail on Jess keep safe.

Regards from Michael in Melbourne

Oztronomer said...

The way you write Jesse you could write a novel or go on to public speaking, you are very entertaining. As for cooking cupcakes on the high sea's well that takes skill, stay save. John Lamb Island

John said...

Jessica,
I think if I ate all those cup cakes with some rough seas I would be in the head for a good part of the day :)

John F said...

Hi Jessica,

When you get back you should try out for the next series of Masterchef.

I'm sure you would give the opposition a run for their money!

Top marks for the decorating, especially factoring in the moving work bench.

Best Wishes,

John F
Brisbane. (where it is a little stormy tonight)

MaryA said...

Chocolate cupcakes - yummmm. How good is it that you don't have to miss out on chocolate cake!

Glad all is good with you today and you are sailing along nicely.

Stay safe .... still loving reading the daily updates. Keep them coming.

Cheers
MaryA

Anonymous said...

Hey Jesse,
You never cease to amaze us. Cupcakes look yummy!! Big day at work for both of us it seems. I've managed to get hold of a world globe & it just looks even more terrifying looking at where you're heading. You brave thing you!! I'm going to have an "equator" party for you when you get there.
Take care, all the best from the McGraths Nowra NSW xx

Michelle Caddy said...

Jess you are so amazing!!! It is becoming such a lovely ritual at the end of the day to sit down with a nice cuppa and see what you have been up to and how you are traveling!!! WOW today you even made cupcakes!! You Go Girl!!!!
Stay Safe and Happy Sailing!!! Til next time!!!!xx

Jodie said...

Hey Jesse
Cupcakes look great! What a talent you are! Sailing and making cupcakes in the ocean! Great to read your blog, you're a true inspiration! God bless.

Jodie :)

Radek said...

Good for you girl! you're a kitchen pro. I know exactly what it means to prepare anything in a bumpy kitchen. Used to prepare all sorts of food in an airplane galley during some light and heavy turbulence :)

Muhammad Asim said...

Hi Jess

I was reading from here and there and my eyes turned wet when read the line "I am sure that part of my voyage will feel like the longest." You can better guess from where this line been copied here.

Wish you safe journey back home.

Dave said...

you did ask for ideas on how to celebrate the melbourne cup and what better way than your own cup....cupcakes that is.
woot woot keep up the good work not long til your home now lol.
keep smiling jess and we,ll keep writing:)

Kestrel said...

Who needs fresh fruit when you have cupcakes!

Bet they didn't last long ... did they Jesse?

Sail on.

Nick
Sydney

jodieedwards21 said...

HI Jess
Love the look of those cup cakes
and for the juggling, we will have to
take you to circus school with us
Love Taylor & Hannah xxxx

Anonymous said...

hello,we like you,, conny ,, håkan,, sweden

Anonymous said...

Jess,
You never cease to amaze me, cupcakes on this high seas - very impressive & like the icing decorations you have put on top just that added touch. You must be very excited about reaching the equator, another milestone is nearly in your reach and only lays a short distance ahead. I guess you will be heading in a southery direction after this, tell us what type of weather you might be encountering once you sail south & the winds gusts expected. Take care, safe sailing. Sue, Queensland.

HAWKEYE said...

HAWKEYE

Oh Jess Jess Jesse, darl, you never cease to amaze me and you never cease to 'spook' me.

I remember my mate and I traveling around in a caravan searching for surf breaks and he decided one morning I should cook breakfast while he drove to the next break we held out high hopes for. Well I can relate to things flying around, believe me, I had eggs, baked beans, toast, fruit juice all over myself, the floor, the bunks, the curtains - it was a disaster and I learned later illegal. Your outcome with the cup cakes was far far better than anything I produced that morning and the decoration - tell me How How How girl!!

What's this about the boat leaking - when I read that I freaked out! You seem to think it's OK and I'll bow to your better judgment but your leaky boat means I will not sleep tonight. I do hope you are attending to it and getting the right advice because you have some heavy weather ahead no doubt and I'll need to know the leaky boat will shortly be leak proofed.

Anyhow Jesse good on you for cooking the cakes, surviving the ordeal and all we need to know is: what did they taste like??

'til next time Jesse take care and be happy. Don't forget the fluids. And please do something about that leaky boat.

HAWKEYE

Kamzfotos said...

Jessica I have just done my 1st cooking. The differences I'm on dry land and I am 65 years of age.
Have a good day
Your doing well

Ric said...

You are an inspiration to us all. I teach a Year 6/7 class in Adelaide and we have been tracking your progress. The kids can't believe what you are doing, let alone doing it on your own. The cup cakes look delicious. Its funny how many of the students are now more interested in your diet than your global position. Stay dry and safe.
Ric

Anonymous said...

Jamie Oliver will have you on his TV show when you get home with cupcakes looking like that Jesse :-). How artistic you are. Thanks for the photos.

Loving your descriptive commentary, you put a smile on my face reading your blog.

Keep safe in those bouncy seas. Jan (New Zealand)

Raquel said...

hi jess the cupcakes look yum creative too.Hope you're makine more yummy things soon. Raquel

pestinfo said...

Jesse,

You crossed the line. Welcome to yesterday ------ again !!

Sail safe

Allen
Hervey Bay, Qld, AU

Muhammad Asim said...

Hi Jess

Cup cakes are wonder ful , pls send 1 at my address. Thanks.

USE DHL.

David on Seren said...

Best thing about sailing solo is you don't have to share the cup cakes with anyone!

Dave

hezakiah299 said...

11-05-09 @05:20
Hi Jessica,
You are fantastic!!!! With all that’s going on and you can manage to bake some cupcakes. Kudo’s to you. I’ll bet you were a sight to see when you were finished. Sounds like you wore a bit of the chocolate. Mmmmmmmmmmm they do smell good. I remember when you showed the interior of your boat how the stove was on a pivotal/swinging mount. That must be a big help when cooking.
Congrats on the 2000 nm marker, another milestone. I see you’re going around Tonga now. Keep up the good work. Sorry to read about the leaks. I’m sure that will be something you will have to stay on. A few leaks wouldn’t be so bad, but many leaks could be a problem, Yes?
Looks like you’re really enjoying yourself so, keep it up. Take care, stay safe and alert and don’t eat the cupcakes all at once.
May God be with you and watch over you and may the angels keep your sails full. I will keep you in my prayers.
Michael (74) from Kingwood, WV

John said...

Jessica, what music are you listening to ????

John in NJ :)

Bruce from Brisvegas said...

Jess

YUM!! Now I need to look in the cupboards for something that my stomach does not really need. Congratulations on your first 2000 and being able to whip-up cup cakes in a bumpy sea - pure talent!

Brisbane is really trying hard to storm. Wind and lightning but no rain yet.

Regards

Bruce

duane said...

Jessica your cupcakes are really cute. Congratulations on the 2000 mile marker. Just love your comments! Happy sailing and look forward to your next blog. God bless. duane

Jessica's Jokester said...

Jessi..

Ya know.. I just now realized that those cupcakes are a sign of the peace you will eventually find through the tenacity you put fourth to accomplish your voyage. I know this from first-hand experience. Here's why:

A recent study showed that the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what you start. Personally, I believe this is true because, so far today, I have finished two bags of chips and a chocolate cake.. and I am feeling quite peaceful!

Bake on, sweet Jessica!

~Al yer pal~

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS Jesse and well done on passing the 2,000 nautical mile mark. Forgot to mention this in my last blog. How's that!! 10% of the way already. Take care. Jan (New Zealand)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jesse,

Congrats on the 2000, I love reading your daily adventure to my 4.5 year old Daughter here on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne... Yummy cupcakes I have no excuses now! Take care out there and GOOD ON YOU,!!

Sharon & SHELBY

Macca said...

nice jess save me a couple

keep us postdd

macca


jess is cute

Meli said...

Way to go Jess! What will you get up to next? Would never have imagined in my wildest dreams that anyone would even attempt making cupcakes on yacht bouncing around like a teenage kangaroo!

Hope they tasted as good as they looked!

God Bless and regards

Mel, Colin, Kieran, Talia and Justin

Dark said...

Hey Jessica

I have the biggest grin i wore for ages looking at your high Sea Chocy cup cakes.

Totaly unexpected

Hope you get the leaks

Don Adelaide

Anonymous said...

Hey Jessica,
CONGRATULATIONS in achieving the hardest goal ever making cupcakes in a rocky sea (and also reaching the 2000 mile mark), enjoy them and I hope they aren't salted-chocolate cupcakes.
Be Safe

Saraya :-)

Anonymous said...

great spirit... energy and creativity...

JS&Me... Joan SUNNY (papillion puppy) & Me George

Gabe said...

You have an amazing sense of balance. First, you got the business of the leaks attended to, then onto fun with cupcakes!I think there are two books for you to write. One is the story of your amazing journey. The other is a cook book for sailors.

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."
~Dale Carnegie

Angels watch over you,
Molly
USA

Clint Jeffrey - VK3CSJ said...

I wonder if Jess Martin ever made himself Cupcakes?....they look real good Jess and I bet they tasted just as good albeit a little salty...did you find the CHEESE??

There are some really fantastic comments being made, really enjoy reading everyone's posts, seems to take hours! from very amusing to educational to fascinating to just being darn good!...its interesting to see the average number of posts hovering anywhere between 200 to 500 per blog...its great to see, we don't hear much about you in the media though Jess its all pretty quite on that front.

Those leaks are bit of a worry I hope they are manageable...

The Photographer guy on the last blog has good point, take pictures where ever you can, a digital camera is a godsend, you can be sure that 3 out of 10 pictures taken will be really good and worth printing, just depends on how "gooder" a photographer you are, pardon the grammar...

I'm going to try and plan a trip to Sydney when you come back, I reckon after 8 months of following you, reading your blogs, making comments and just sharing this amazing experience warrants a chance to see you arrive back safe and well, it would make my 8 months to meet you and say G'day Jess how'z it goin young lassy!

16 Days to the equator huh...we're counting down!...

Feel like I wanna say heaps more...better stop..

Have a good day tomorrow...

Clint - Melbourne

Lissy said...

Yummo Jesse, they look great! 'Celebrity' Masterchef here you come...;)

Lissy
Gold Coast

craigiebear said...

Hi Jessica,
Gee! I love the look of the cupcake can you make me one when you get back. Anyhow I was amaze how far you have been sailing well done so far you are truly an inspiration to everyone. Keep doing what you are doing and be safe.
Craigiebear
Perth WA

Anonymous said...

Another little poem inspired by you Jess:

Bouncy Cupcakes

Bouncy, bouncy cupcakes
Rocking on the sea
Such adventure in the galley
Such a surprise to see!!

Jill (Newcastle)

Georgie said...

Good Evening Cup Cake Queen :)
LOVE THE CUPCAKES GIRL.. Icing and all what a job well done.
CONGRATULATION JESS YOUVE REACHED THE 2000 MILE MARK.. Your amazing chicky.
Well you mentioned its been raining a little out at sea well here on land weve had some pretty much needed rain to. We are at the moment experiancing a thunder storm with stronge winds and pouring rain.
Jess you amaze me each day its really exciting to read your blog daily.
Jess you really r an inspiration to all. Take care darl and ENJOY YA CUP CAKES :)
YOUR OUR TRUE BLUE AUSSIE CHICK :)
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK CHAMP
Georgie

John said...

Jesse,

Great looking cupcakes, I wish I could eat one! Thanks again for taking us along on your journey. You remain in our prayers.

Best wishes!

John - from San Francisco

Max said...

Wish we could share the cupcakes with you. Take care, fair winds & stay safe.
Max & Annette

YOUR LITTLE FAN said...

Hi again Jess

My three year old daughter has to send you Jess a message as well cause mum did.
She always askes to see Jess talking on the computer (videos on ya web site page)
So here goes heres a message from your little fan....

fffffffffff;p;;p'-oeuiwewhkg4tu e ewfi uefwiewekwflklfo kefw90ad

She has just informed me that thats enough for Jess now.
Take care and have fun :)
from your little fan Larissa xoxox

PS NOW SHE WANTS TO COOK CUP CAKES :) :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

Main thing is the bed stays dry.

MUNGUS said...

Hi Jesse,

On, on, on!

Sorry we've been quiet, bought our new yacht yesterday - yeeha!

Enjoy the doldrums... the rest of your trip will be full-on

Alan and Lena, Gold Coast - but moving on...

Van said...

Love the cup cakes, Your doing great!

angc10 said...

Hi Jess,

You are one brave girl...... i was nearly in tears for you reading that blog thinking of me in that situation i would be having an absoulte fit and want my mummy.
Gotta love you for it though.
Please stay safe!!!
Angela
Brisbane

Muhammad Asim said...

Hi Jess

Shakespere said " Over the years I've learned that "Real Love" isn't based on romance, candle light dinner , and walk along the beach. Infact it is based on respect , compromise , care and trust.

rod said...

jesse,
just to know that every thing is going well and that you have time to whip up cup cakes as you go is great.
i will bet that no 18/19th century galley hand or cook would have even heard of cupcakes whilst sailing the high seas. do you wash all the cooking gear with salt water or fresh water?
will keep monitoring your progress.
keep up the good work and stay safe.
as long as those leaks are above water line all should be fine.
take care young adventurer.
rod
blackbutt qld

Mary said...

Continue to have a blast - you rock!
regards
Mary

Anonymous said...

Keep the salt outside and the wind in your sails, the tell tails level. Icing on your cakes looks great, bet they tasted yummy too! Your choice of music may not be country but you got a bloke from Cunnamulla wishing you god speed and never give up

Geoff said...

Anonymous Peter Vervoorn said...

You've just crossed some of the deepest water in the world at the Tonga Trench. It's over 10 km deep in some places (10,335 metres). It's a long way to dive if you drop your toothbrush.

cough, homework, cough

had to say it :)

awesome cupcakes maybe you can be on Celebrity Master Chef 2010

hate to ask but what meal/food are you starting to miss ?

keep smiling

Geoff

Melbourne Orstralia

Ernest said...

Hi Jesse, The cup cakes look delicious.They looked sooo good,
I tried to pick one up but a hand covered my screen. Amazing!
Happy 2K

Whirlaway said...

Sweet!

melanie of yenda nsw said...

wow, you are an inspiration... love your work, take care, stay safe and high and dry...
one minute baking, one minute mending leaky boat, is there anything you can't do??
stay happy, positive and have a great time...

Anonymous said...

Hi Im Laurie where is the position map? Cant find on the website.

Anonymous said...

Laurie again Ive been marhing your position on my atlas can you give clues on your position? tks.

Mike Kay Avon Indiana said...

Hello Captain Jesse,
You are so open and candid that reading your blog I feel as though you are just one of the kids on our street. But really it should not go unsaid that you are a captain of a vessel that should be ranked up there with Amelia, Armstrong, Glenn, and Ponce de Leone! So thank you for your transparency and eagerness to share even the little things like cupcakes!!! They look yummy! Hope the leaks get fixed and you get a break in the rain to dry out. Congratulations on 2000 and wish you continued speed to the equator.
Are you making H2O and how much/day ? Flying fish are so cool , I like to watch and count to see how long they stay airborne. Any more dolphins? Good luck on your continued progress, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Godspeed. Mike

Richard T said...

Jessica, Have read all your news daily and admire your courage. From our first meeting you were so determined that it was my inspiration, on your next adventure I will build you a fancier galley,my grandson can say your name and now asks me about you,one day he will read your book.I hope your boat is full of fond memories of the laughs we had when we refitted that will help you when times are a bit average for you.Your news is now the first daily discussion at the board room table, you have succeeded already no matter what the outcome, always thinking of you, keep safe and no rush .Richard T

Jezz said...

strong strong girl

jezz png

A. said...

Mmm, they look wonderful.

Peter said...

Jess,
look forward to readibg your comments. go well..

Anonymous said...

1 Peter 3:3
Your beauty...should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.


Good morning, Jessica! I share the enthusiasm of all 126 people who have already posted -- I am so impressed with your description of your day. You have this really cool spirit that has you going from sealing leaks to thinking it's time to bake cupcakes! We are all celebrating your 2K nm milestone with you, and again today, I will pray today for you, your outlook and health, your safety and the reliability of all your equipment, and for your family at home.

Mary said...

Hey, Delightful, Jess!

Down the hatch, cupcakes! Like hundreds of others, I LOVED the pic of the cuppies. Brilliant!

Here's to your fan, Trudy: Yes, what was I thinking? Of course Jess is the candle and we, as the collective Mirror, are reflecting her Magnificent Light. I love thinking about the dual relationships, though, where we all can be both candles and mirror, depending on what we're doing at a certain stage in our lives or depending on whom we're with.

Ciao for now, Jess. Blessings to you, good eats and safe, warm and dry resting, too.

xoox Mary, Maine, USA

Anonymous said...

Wow, Jesse - cooking cupcakes as well! Very nice and chocolate would have to be THE BEST.
Stay safe, and hope the leaks don't get bigger!
Love,
Joy

RICHARD said...

Wow! What an artist! The cakes look interesting of to eat! Reminds me of a few fun things that came out of an Easy Bake Oven experience.

Love to have a look at that sea. Sounds like you are riding a wild horse and loving it.

The rain is due here today, however, I trust the weather will have little to no effect underfoot. Although when it comes to leaks, we will again all hold our breath and pray for that roof that "Grampa" thinks he most assuredly, and finally, defeated this year.

Here's to dry days. Enjoy the ride.

Blessings,

See ya sailor!

Scribhneoir said...

Love the cup cakes Jessica :)
I just found your blog today and have twittered it to spread the word about your tremendous and exciting journey - you go girl!
Have caught up on the entries I had missed and enjoyed reading about your power system as I live off-grid in Ireland. Our first turbine was a rutland, close to our cabin where we could see it and hear from the bed at night, cosy sounds!
I wish you fair winds and many joys, Scribhneoir

Anonymous said...

Jessica, we have a cupcake shop here in Scottsdale, AZ (USA) that charges $3.75 for one cupcake! They sure don't look as pretty as yours and I'll bet they don't taste as good either -- LOL. You might have a new career when you get back home. Send more pictures -- they are terrific! Happy sailing, Jessica.

Didier said...

I think it's great that you are using this journey as a tool to encourage girls/women to not just follow, but catch and even pass their own dreams. I work for a company that employ apprentce cabinet makers and last year Ashlee one of our female cabbies won apprentice of the year for WA in all trades. I use this to encourage girls to take on male dominated trades. I now find myself using your story to motivate everyone one of our apprentices to strive for success. Your blogs are facinating, hmmm book maybe Jesse!!! Hahaha My 6 yr old daughter Kaitlyn who wrote a message last week asks me how you are and she loves your pics.
Didier (male lol) Perth, WA

Sleepyboy said...

Like so many others I've become a captive reader of your blog.

Your cup cakes and the other simple joys you've shared with us got me thinking today about another famous Australian who was immortalised in poetry.

A couple of the more poignant verses of Banjo Patterson's poem that come to mind are...

"In my wild erratic fancy visions come to me of Clancy
Gone a-droving `down the Cooper' where the Western drovers go;
As the stock are slowly stringing, Clancy rides behind them singing,
For the drover's life has pleasures that the townsfolk never know."

"I am sitting in my dingy little office, where a stingy
Ray of sunlight struggles feebly down between the houses tall,
And the foetid air and gritty of the dusty, dirty city
Through the open window floating, spreads its foulness over all"

Godspeed, young Jess.

mbasscat said...

Jesse those cupcakes look yummy...I like the icing, just awesome.

Well at least Ella's Pink Lady gets a cleaning pretty offen. Hope you do get the leaks stopped, those can be very irratating.

Keep up the norteast safe sailing to the equator.

Be Good and Safe Sailing!

Marion from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Karen said...

lol...now i have that song running over and over in my head..."I just spent 6 months in a leaky boat, nothing to it leaky boat...whoa ow ow ow....lol

Song is by Split Enz..don't know if you are old enough to know it! lol

(for others they are an Australian band big in the 80's)

Anonymous said...

Yummy....your cupcakes look wet and bouncy too! Lol. I love it. Enjoy and have fun on your journey. God bless.
Michael B. C.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Anonymous said...

Hey Jessica,

I read your blog everyday before I turn in for the night. Wish you didn't show the cup cakes cos now I'm hungry!!

Take care, and have fun. Thanks for keeping us up to date back home here in Oz

Shane
Logan City

yarnek said...

Finally caught up on your last three blogs. Congratulations on the 2000Nm mark and the cup-cakes. Great having the tracker up; I and all your followers can count down to your Equator crossing. I think that milestone should be worth another cooking spree!
Stay dry and safe and keep the tube of silicone handy.

Regards from the Old Bloke, Melbourne.

Anonymous said...

Wow 2000! You are moving right along, you may make it before eight months at this rate. :-) Keep going!!!

I'm just curious what you do for water? I assume you brought some with you, does your boat have a way to desalinate the water or do you have to hope for rain to refill your stock when you are low?

I know on bigger sailboats there is a bathroom also, but I did not see one in your pictures, how do you do your business?

mimo said...

Well Jesse, by the look of those patty pans, the weather must have been horrific out there, nah just kidding. Not too bad at all considering you're out on the high seas and you're 16. They actually look quite tasty.
Anyway, keep the updates and pics coming. Stay safe

Mick

Darren Achim said...

Hey Jessica,

wow cupcakes look great! I thought I'd start making a list of things I think Jessica Watson CANNOT DO.

1. .......

Okay I'm done!

Hopefully you chase down all the little leaks, nothing worse than having a drip of water on ya when you're sleeping!

Stay Safe and Godspeed!!

Darren Achim
skipper
"Quest"
Toronto Canada

Anonymous said...

I'd like to cup your cakes that's for sure!

Georgia Guy said...

Hi Jessica,

Wow, a master of all types of tasks!

Cupcakes and leak fixing. I'm impressed.

But its the little things, like making cupcakes, that can maintain a sense of one's self and I am so glad you did that.

I admire your artistic approach to decorating the cupcakes. I am sure there is someone out there who will want to perform an analysis of the icing design of each cupcake much in the fashion of inteperting ink blots.

But what I see is a young woman, completely at peace with herself just having a little free spirited fun so good on you.

Hope they tasted as good as they looked.

Safe sailing and Godspeed.

Georgia Guy
USA

Mike D said...

Chocolate cup cakes! ME ME ME ME! I want some!

They look great! If they taste half as good as they look you'll be in for a real treat! I love the one with the wavy heart. Makes me laugh to think how it must have been to draw a heart while wobbling all around EPL. Now go gobbl’em up! Or you might just find that the squid have been after your chocolate from the start ;p

Chocolate cup cakes... Mmmm Mmm, now there's a celebration! Warm powdered milk anyone? lol

Sorry to hear about those pesky little leaks. Hope you’ve got them all stopped up. They just won’t do down in the cold Southern ocean. Hey! You’ve just learned your biggest lesson about boats... Constant maintenance!

Thanks for another great blog and congrats on 2000 NM mark! You’re doing great!

Mike D
Landlocked in Philadelphia, PA, USA

P.S. Just a little thanks to all the people leaving comments on Jesse’s blog. I know it’s not for me, but you guys make me, laugh, shed tears, smile, and learn. It’s all good!

Franklin said...

I once made pancakes in 10' waves. I wanted to get the crew motivated. It worked but had to spray down the galley once I made port :)

Yeah, I bet you did have the leaks stopped but the sea will open them again as it breaks the caulking. Gotta have a couple of tubes of that stuff on board.

I'm very interested in how you experience the duldrums. Hopefully you can do at least 3 knots. Keep us informed, you are doing a great job.

Brian Riley said...

Well by the look of the cupcakes there IS a swell where you are they look great just a little seedy from the weather,Ha Ha. The weather above you to the equator is looking a little tropical and your window of opertunity looks a little small at the moment for a direct waypoint to Line Island. 6knotts in a 20knot wind nice and bouncy. You keep amazing us here on land with your skills and knowledge of sailing at your tender age.
Safe Passage, will talk later
Brian
Hervey Bay, Qld

Franklin said...

Oh yeah, if you don't have your clothes and sleeping material in waterproof bags, use trash bags to keep them dry. Trust me, you will be glad you did when you reach Cape Horn.

Richard Lathrop said...

Verse for JESSICA WATSON, Australian Sailor:

Beneath her keel lies Tonga Trench

six thousand fathoms deep.

Above her waves and rain have forced

her deck and house to leak.

And do we hear her moan or cry?

Does her lithe body quake?

No, she’s busy down below

Frosting a cup cake.

Wolfhound said...

Jessica,

You may be the youngest solo circumnavigator, and your record may someday be broken. But I think we can safely say that you are the first person ever to sail, unassisted, non-stop around the world while making chocolate cupcakes !

I just hope you didn't use salt water when cooking !

Best wishes from NY,

Brian

Richard in Maryland said...

Jesse,

Very artistic cupcakes! I don't know how you cooked them on an Origo.. You must have special powers.
Once it drys out, better get those leaks ( deck leaks ?) sorted out early on. The boat is constantly working, and all the fittings should be checked for tighness from time to time.If you have to, you can use your hairdryer to help to locally dry areas when rebedding fittings. Tania Aebi had constant problems with leaky chainplates that made her berth wet.
Recent article from AP, about how you are putting the America's cup contenders to shame! ( Just the first part of the article)
Nov 4, 3:12 PM EST

America's Cup spirit of adventure gone with wind

By JOHN LEICESTER
AP Sports Columnist

PARIS (AP) -- Billionaires Ernesto Bertarelli and Larry Ellison are so massively rich that they can afford to build two of the most awe-inspiring yachts that ocean racing has ever seen. Yet both are being outshone, even shamed, by 16-year-old sailors with a fraction of their means.

Such as Jessica Watson. The Australian and her bubble-gum pink 34-foot single-master are somewhere in the Pacific now, a couple of weeks into her quest to sail alone and unassisted around the world. Another 16-year-old, Abigail Sunderland, hopes to set sail from California on her solo circumnavigation in December.

No fuss, no theatrics, just two kids realizing their dreams, with the same sailing spirit of adventure that over the centuries pushed back the frontiers of mankind's world.

In sum, the very same ingredients that Bertarelli and Ellison, the bickering billionaires, are sucking from sailing's most prestigious showpiece, the America's Cup.
(article continues)

All the best!
Richard in Maryland

Paula said...

Jessica, your cupcakes made on a bouncy ocean look much better than the ones I've made in my landlocked, stable kitchen! Again, excellent writing that makes us feel we're there in the galley with you. I hope those cupcakes tasted as good as they look!

Anonymous said...

Cupcakes look great. Good work getting some of those pesky leaks taken care of. Wish you continued good fortune and just know that there are many out here who are praying for you. Godspeed.

whitetr6 said...

Jesse you're so much fun. Thanks for sharing! Doing my best to send plenty of wind your way, without rain and choppy seas :-)

Mark in OH, USA

lilshawnee said...

Hi lil Jess.
Wow ur a sailer a baker all at 16 1/2 years old,hummmmmmmm
i want to have one,Please.
well you keep all the leaks out girl.
2000 miles hummmmmm you sure are shocking a lot of us.
Well now you proved to us that we can do anything we set our minds to do Jess.
I know how i feel at times when i drive down the lony road at nights and i think of you out there all alone,but yo said yor having the best tme of your life and i am so so proud of you.
We all know you ave some tough times in front of you so get rest and a lot to eat.you are on our minds all the time Jess so be happy have your fun,enjoy it all up.every pic you post we are saving.my 13 year old is driving me nuts about the pic she wants me to print them out so how cool is that for us.
Well Jess sail safe and be a good lil girl.

Anonymous said...

sweet's for the sweetie i see , very nice that you can still have fun while try'n to keep every thing together.. hope you got a lot sealer... don't want you to get to wet ... or the mill dew will start grownin'...

god bless you with your dreams.. you seem to be closing in on the

"INTER NATIONAL DATE LINE"... WHAT ARE YOUR PLAN'S WHEN YOU CROSS OVER? OR DO YOU HAVE ANY?

JOHN GLENN SHEPPARD USA

Scott in Florida USA said...

We are big fans and watching your epic adventure, thanks for sharing.

Martin said...

You've been doing so well your latest pic is just the icing on the cake!

Latin Scholars said...

HI JESSE!!!
WERE IN LATIN CLASS WE READ YOUR BLOG EVERYDAY!!!!!!
THOSE CUPCAKES LOOK DELISH!!!!!!!!
FROM ANNA LILY AND CAROL
ps wanna video chat sometime?

Kandace said...

Hi my name is kelsie its awsome what you are doing.I would love to meet you I love the color of your sailboat I wish I was with you I live in Florida I am nine years old me and my mom read about everyday and we saw you on today show my grandma is from australia .good luck on the equator.

Kris D said...

The cupcakes look great, hope they tasted great for you! Hope you get the chance to make them again before the journey's over, there's nothing like chocolate cake to give you that mmmmmm feeling and brighten your day, even without all the decor. Glad to hear your keeping up with the boat-keeping(house just doesn't seem appropriate). Take care of the boat and she'll take care of you.

Kris D

Ron said...

The cupcakes are gorgeous. I would have loved a pic of you with the chocolate all over your face. I'm sure you looked just like mama's little girl. Once again, I wish all your days at sea to be bright, happy and wonderful. God Speed pretty baby.

Janet said...

Hi Jesse,

A great taste of home those cupcakes. A sailor and a baker - you rock. We wait and look everyday for your posts, and think about you a lot out there on that big ocean. Watched your videos and certainly you have your calm demeanor going for you. Many of us would be much more anxious - guess that's the blessing of being young. You are an inspiration! Take care, be safe, well and dry.

Janet, Matthew, Joey & Mark in Cincinnati, OH

Anonymous said...

Yum! I wish I could do that while my boat is bouncing along...

Small leaks, is it? Absolutely annoying, even more so since the water's coming from above and while entering at the bow it inevitably finds its way to drip onto your bed.
Well, do not despair, as long as there is no leak below the waterline you're running a pretty low risk of sinking. I always use hot melt glue for those spots, it is easier to remove than sikaflex, should ever need be.

khim said...

It looks like your cup cake is so delicouse jesse. well im a student 12 years old from cambodia my whole school is following your issues. i might have a worst english ever but i like you. i hope u will sail safely bye

khim said...

ur cup cakes are so delicous. anyway im a student in cambodia(siem reap international school) all of my friends in high school is following ur journrey um only 12 and i wana be like u some day

Jen said...

Well done, Jess. Proud of you. The cakes looked awesome!

Scotty - Denver said...

Jesse -

Those cupcakes look so yummy! Can you save us one? Sounds like you're having the time of your life. Stay safe and may God continue watching over you and blessing you. Keep that sealer handy, and if all else fails, get out the duct tape. Not too "ship shape" but it works!

-Scott & Cheryl deBeaubien
Denver, Colorado USA

Galia said...

yum!! bouncy cupcakes! they must have been delicious :)
hope they didnt get wet...
keep up the great adventure and the great spirits!
All the best from Israel !
Galia

Mikael said...

Hi.

I'm a 37 year old firefighter following your sail around the world. Keep fighting against the water out there and take care. It's really interesting to follow you and the cupcakes looks great:-)

Greetings from Sweden

Mike

Erica said...

Jessica, I just started following your blog after my dad called me to tell me about your story and how interesting it is and how he follows your blog every day. Thanks for keeping me entertained during my work day. I love reading what happens to you on a daily basis!
Be safe!

Konstantin said...

yummy cup cakes Jesse!

oh boy, what a looong trip lies ahead of you! At least you'll be able to entertain all us fans for quite a while! Keep on going strong!

Greets from Germany, Kon

mike,california said...

your cupcakes look way better than the ones i make on land im so jealous. the good thing about makeing them at sea is no ants to bug you. congrates on the 2000 mile thingy.

John said...

Congratulations on passing 2000 mile!
I see a new video series... "Cooking with Jessica and Ella’s Pink Lady"

Take care!

John
New Bedford, MA

Lillee said...

The cup cakes look fantasstic and I bet you enjoyed them, sounds as though you had your hands full with all that's happening on the Pink Lady - take care Jess and stay safe

Go Aussie Go

chris coles-morales said...

Hi there!
:)

Omg, I swear I could smell chocolate looking at your picture of the cupcakes... remember to wear your belly belt in the galley during high seas. It will really come in handy for the extra hand you need. use bungee cord if you have it!
Have you surfed any waves in ella yet? I have done it in a 20 ft. boat with 10 ft swells... it was a blast but a tiny bit scary at the same time.
Keep it up... you are doing great.
:)
Chris in Calif.

Anonymous said...

Jess, the cup cakes are fantastic and decorated beautifully! Good for you!

Would it be crazy to ask how you made those on a stove top? I only know how to make them in an oven!

Congrats on the 2000 miles mark also! You must be so proud of yourself!

Stanlee said...

Too cool! I'm so glad that you have some special fun. So many people treat life so seriously and forget that the fun in life is the spice of life or the sprinkles on the cupcakes. I guess there is no way to get away from salty. How miraculous the world is with its differences and similiarities. Why is the ocean salty? I am reminded of the story of the student fish who asked the philosopher fish "What is this ocean that you keep speaking of?
Keep your joy, peace and love within and without.
Namaste
Stanlee

questions said...

Hi Jess!!
Have been following ya ever since you left. I get up every morning to check your blogs to see how your making out with your journey. I am very very proud of you for what your doing. I have one concern. I pray that you will not be close to the African continent. My greatest fear would be the Pirate problem there. Be careful in the rough seas and enjoy every minute of your journey!!

Question for the Blog readers said...

When I click on Jessica's route tracker and the Google Earth pops up, it rotates to the South East African coast to a point I would guess 1,000 miles from land at the center of my screen.

Previously, when it was first up, I believed it rotated directly to her track and the pink sail images.

Are any of you experiencing the same thing or is this just my computer?

Georgia Guy
USA

sherll said...

I love cupcakes ! I never would have imagined you could make them on the high seas ! LoL The next couple weeks will fly by and we'll be at the equator in no time ! Can't wait, stay safe !

Godspeed
Sherll, Georgia USA

Meechree said...

haha, very cute (:
Glad you reached a new milestone.
best wishes
-Dimitri, USA

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