This video uses original footage from on board Wavewalker
Sue set sail from England, aged 7 on the schooner Wavewalker, with her parents and younger brother on a dream ocean voyage in the wake of Captain Cook to reach the palm trees, beaches and limitless seafood of the South Pacific, which turned into a 10 year fight through storms, shipwrecks, reefs and limited schooling to break away and get back home. This is Sue’s story of that trip. Within a year of setting sail she was injured in a devastating shipwreck in the Indian Ocean - which later became the subject of her father's article "I'm not afraid to die if we're all together" and, once recovered, educated herself by post. Most challenging of all she had to find a way to grow up while being contained with her family in a small space floating around the ocean.
Sue is still searching for Wavewalker and describes that search in the last section of her book . If you find any further information, please share it here. This photograph shows the paintwork that Wavewalker had when she was last seen. Maybe together we can solve this mystery!
Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister
Sarah Brown, CEO of Their World
Ed Balls, former UK Education Secretary
Laura Dillon, Irish Sailing Champion
John Fallon, former CEO Pearson
Ranulph Fiennes, World's Greatest Living Explorer
Anthony Seldon, Educationalist
The Journals of Captain Cook