She asks that we not make unkind comments, "'cos she 'can't bear it".
This from the woman who memorably told us :
To you yahoos in your Barcaloungers: I talked to your momma. She said to tell you, "Shame on you! If you can't say something nice, hush!"
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go do my thumb exercises.Well grow up girl. You and Daddy sneered at constructive advice and bragged that you were not a yachtie type. Well you were right on that score! You certainly aren't.
$73,000 for a twenty foot boat - still in la-la land me thinks ...
This is the latest entry on her website:
The weeks since returning have been, and remain, the most difficult of my life. I have not been able – and will not now – relay to you all that has happened. There is no sense in it. It is taking everything I have to write these few words to you.
My medical bills have escalated and I now face the probability of surgery on my declining hand. My funds are dwindling and I have returned to work in a real estate market which is not currently meeting the bills. I am in the process of relocating to Gainesville where I will rebuild my life anew, continuing to work in real estate, and probably, for a time, a part-time job as well to make ends meet.
I am therefore forced to sell Flight of Years. I will not itemize here all the costs and work which have gone into her over the last year. Suffice it to say I have countless hours of work and some $100,000 in her (provable by receipt), including thousands of dollars for rigging, equipment, the Monitor self-steering wind vane, the Air-X wind generator, satellite phone, dinghy and motor, as well as $14,000 for custom-built Ultimate Offshore Sails by the German company, Schattauer Sails. You have only to read the months of preparations on this web site to see the work, love and money which have been lavished on her.
I offer Flight of Years, the last Flicka ever built, and the most beautiful boat I have ever seen, for $73,000.00.
If you are not a serious buyer with the means to purchase, or if you have unkind things to say, please do not write me. I cannot bear it.
Meanwhile Jeannie Socrates is quietly getting on with completing her solo-circumnavigation. Now there's a woman who I am proud to call a sailor, and she is certainly deserving of the title 'Captain'!