Photo above by Dave of Ferric Star.
Welcome Aboard the Hylas 54 Heartsong III!
|From January 1998
to March 2004 Liza and Alan
Farrow-Gillespie of Dallas, Texas,
completed a two-person sailing circumnavigation -- their lifetime
dream. These pages chronicle the trip.
recent update: May 2008. The F-Gs have resumed landlife in
Dallas. Liza is an attorney and partner with Farrow-Gillespie
& Heath, LLP. Alan is an anesthesiologist and Director
of Pediatric Pain Management at Children's
Medical Center Dallas.
Heartsong III is with new owners Stu & Sandy
in the Caribbean.
It's all very sad, but inevitable really.
|You are visitor number since 26 June 2000. Thanks
for stopping by. During the circumnavigation, folks visited from 57 countries.
March 2004 -- Temple, Texas
Thank you for joining us along our
journey and for participating in this site. There are so many people
around the world who made the trip even more special. I won't list
all the names, but you know who you are -- thanks from the bottom of our
hearts! And to our family and land friends who helped us with
communications, parts shipments, financial transactions, and other
logistical complexities as they arose -- we love you.
I'll leave the site online for a few years in case
future voyagers find any of the information useful.
In the meantime, we are soaking up this
wonderful feeling for a while. Then it's time to resume our careers
and get back into the swing of American life. May I wish you all the
best. May you be healthy and prosperous. May you too have the
opportunity to live your dream.
9 September 2006
The text of the "Letters Home" section is
temporarily gone -- sorry!. I am writing a book on our
circumnavigation, based in part on those pages, and have removed them from the site until the book is published.
54 -- SOLD! -- New Owners
18 August 2004
We are very pleased to announce that Heartsong III has
been bought by Stu Elliott and Sandy Tamillow. They moved aboard in
early December 2004 and are enjoying the boat in the Caribbean. We wish them all the joy in the
world as the adventure continues.
and photographs; the circumnavigation route, with
notes on ports, passages, and international vendors; description of the boat
and her equipment, supplies, and maintenance; answers to questions
sailing publications by Liza and/or about the boat;
communication with Heartsong III; links to other
sites about voyaging; and a search utility for
this site, which is probably way too big.
Recent on the Site (and when it was posted)
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on this website. We may be opinionated, but we're impartial.
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I do the site myself, but I love the sound of "webmaster."
This website is non-commercial and does not accept any
advertising, sponsorship, donations, or remuneration in any form. All information contained herein is solely for the purpose of
(dubious) entertainment. Although the information is accurate to the best
of the crew's knowledge and skill,
DO NOT RELY ON ANY INFORMATION HEREIN FOR
MARINE NAVIGATIONAL OR SAFETY PURPOSES.