She’d Been Training For Years
Abby had been planning and training for her trip for a while. When she was 13 years old, she came up with her master plan. It was then up to her father to train her.
In an interview with ABC News, he talked about one particularly tough day of training, “Her boat was rocking from gunnel to gunnel.” As tough as that day was, it would help build the foundation for Abby’s incredible survival story when everything seemed lost.