I was one of the many well-wishers on the rock wall in Mooloolaba waving Miss Jess off all those months ago, and the excitement was palpable. I got to speak to her and her family before she set sail, and it was an amazing experience to be amid the whirlwind of her leaving. I was so excited for her then, and am overjoyed for her now... if nothing else, it's certainly an example of setting a goal and sticking it out to the end, no matter what. And that is to be commended.
You can read all about it in the article I wrote for the Sunshine Coast Daily about her farewell here.