15 Jul 2013

Feature Guests - Jim and Heather Wilson

From Nine To Noon, 10:09 am on 15 July 2013

Jim and Heather Wilson, and their two young sons, had lived in Wellington for 18-months, but decided to sail home to the US, a journey that took them over a year. From New Zealand they sailed through the Pacific to Australia, across the Indian ocean to South Africa, then on up the coast of Africa, across to Brazil and to the Caribbean. Along the way they've dealt with equipment failure, cyclones, nearly colliding with a tanker, and - most dramatically - a close encounter with a boatload of desperate asylum seekers trying to make it to Australia.