I watched this documentary on Netflix the other day. It’s about a 14 year old Laura Dekker who sailed around the world by herself. She finished her trip when she was 16. Laura and her parents had to battle the court system in Holland in order for her to make the trip.
The documentary is really interesting, although I wish it would have told more about how sailing worked. There wasn’t too much about the details of how she navigated and sailed. One small note, Laura Dekker is not just a sailor, but she also has a sailor’s mouth. The bad language isn’t too pervasive, but it is there.
I’m intrigued with the idea of sailing now. I’d love to give it a try, with someone who knows what they’re doing, of course!
Tsh Oxenreider and her family are about to embark on an around the world adventure. When Meredith was much younger, she and I would dream about doing an around the world trip. We’d play around with planning, deciding which direction to head first and what countries to visit. I wouldn’t be surprised if Meredith actually makes a trip like that one day.
This week I discovered CNN Student News from a link on Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers blog. CNN Student News is designed for middle and high school students. Each segment is 10 minutes long and gives a good overview of what’s happening in the world. I like it, because it isn’t overwhelming and they explain the back story where necessary. Most world news sources assume you already understand all the issues.
I hope you have a great weekend!