Responsible Teenager Reportedly Fine

ABC News: Teen Sailor Abby Sunderland Found Alive; Family Is 'Relieved'

After having her boat turned on its side in the Indian Ocean, it appears that Abby Sunderland is safe. My thoughts go out to Ms. Sunderland and her family. Not only is it stressful to be temporarily stranded in the middle of the ocean, it also puts a kink in Ms. Sunderland's goal of sailing around the world. This year.

You may recall that there was a lot of handwringing about Ms. Sunderland's trip, including accusations that her parents were doing it wrong.

Now one of the worst things that could have happened has happened, and Ms. Sunderland appears to be fine, in part because a) she's responsible, and b) she knows her way around a boat. Of course, things could have been worse. Things could always be worse, something that Abby Sunderland knew was true for people of all ages.

You can follow Ms. Sunderland's blog here.

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