Dream comes true as couple sail across pond
A SAFE Oban landing brought a journey of a lifetime to an end after two pensioners sailed into Dunstaffnage Marina last week.
Debi Dennis and Jack Markin, two retired schoolteachers from America’s landlocked Midwest arrived safely in Oban, after a harrowing journey across the Atlantic on a 38 foot yacht.
Relatively new to sailing, the couple, both 57, met in college 45 years ago and had long harboured the dream of sailing across the Atlantic and landing in Scotland.
It wasn’t until they retired this year as school teachers and parttime farmers that they were able to carry it out.
Debi and Jack made the crossing on the Iroquois - a 38 foot Ohlson - in just over a month, after more than a year of preparation. They ran into plenty of challenges,
including storms and closer- than- comfort calls with