From January 1998 to March 2004 Liza and Alan Farrow-Gillespie of Dallas, Texas, completed a two-person sailing circumnavigation — their lifetime dream — aboard their Hylas 54, Heartsong III.
Liza has written a book about the trip: A Voyage of Heart and Song. This website supplements the book with photographs, videos, and a more detailed description of the circumnavigation route and the boat. The book is available at Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.
All told, Heartsong III sailed more than 37,000 miles. She crossed three oceans (Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic), made landfall on six continents (all except Antarctica), and visited more than 50 countries. During the trip, about 20,000 people from 57 countries followed the website.
The F-Gs have resumed land life in Dallas, Texas. Liza is an attorney and partner with Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter, LLP. Alan is a pediatric anesthesiologist and assistant chief of the anesthesiology department at Children’s Health Medical Center of Dallas. The hardest part about returning to work was getting used to city shoes again.
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