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Sailing around the Canaries.

A BRAVE double-amputee has proved that losing limbs doesn’t mean losing your lust for setting sail around the Canary Islands on a tall ship adventure.



Samantha Middleton, who lost both her legs and most of her fingers in a battle with septicaemia in 2003, was thrilled to get the chance to join the crew of The Tenacious – one of only two tall ships in the world designed to be sailed by a crew with varied physical abilities.

The Elderslie woman set sail on a seven-day voyage from Gran Canaria on January 6 before completing her adventure there on Saturday.


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