Juanita was alone in the sea for 27 days
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Juanita was alone in the sea for 27 days

Waitakere : New Zealand | Mar 30, 2010 at 5:44 AM PDT
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The name of the yacht was ‘Tafadzwa’ which means ‘we are pleased’ in the language of the Shons people of South Africa. That is what Paul Janse van Resberg thought when he set sail on Tafadzwa with his 2-year retriever cross Juanita for company – he had set forth from Tauranga for Gisborne on 12th March but fell overboard shortly thereafter. That left the Juanita all alone till her rescue. The poor animal was all alone for 17 days at sea as it drifted with the winds and the currents from the East Cape to the Chathams – a distance of nearly 750 kilometers. Friends of Janse want the search for him to continue because he might just be stuck in some unknown island hoping to see a ship – like Robinson Crusoe.

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