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The elder Appel said with a laugh that she would advise her daughter that “four wheels on the solid ground is preferable to sailing,” but doesn’t think the experience will land lock Jennifer.
“She loved the water, she loved going to Galveston, she’s always enjoyed the water,” Marie Appel said. “So I doubt that she’ll stop, I doubt that she’ll stop sailing.”
Jennifer Appel said the experience has not tempered her love of sailing. The sailboat is currently adrift, and the pair hopes that it is found by another ship and can be repaired.
“Well, you gotta die sometime,” Appel said. “You may as well be doing something you enjoy when you’re doing it.”