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Van Dieman's Voyagers - Kay Cottee - Shimmering Fountain Pen Ink

Van Dieman's Voyagers - Kay Cottee - Shimmering Fountain Pen Ink

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Presenting "Kay Cottee," a tribute in ink to an extraordinary woman who forever imprinted her name on the pages of maritime history. Kay Cottee, an indomitable Australian yachtswoman, set sail on November 29, 1987, to carve her name into the annals of seafaring legends. She emerged victorious 189 days later, on June 5, 1988, as the first woman to complete a solo, non-stop and unassisted circumnavigation of the globe.

This ink is an echo of Cottee's odyssey, a deep oceanic blue nuanced with a hint of salty teal, capturing the essence of the tumultuous seas she navigated. Its depth and breadth mimic the wide, imposing Southern Ocean that dared challenge her unwavering spirit.

Woven into this aquatic tapestry is a silver shimmer, bursting into a turquoise spectacle when hit by the light. It symbolises the celestial map that guided her across the planet's most formidable waters, the stars that whispered directions into the quiet of the night.

As fleeting as the transition between day and night, a vivid red sheen makes its appearance in slender lines and rivulets. It encapsulates the hues of dawn and dusk, those magical moments that promised new experiences as Cottee crossed latitudes and longitudes, undaunted by the vastness of the open sea.

"Kay Cottee" ink pays homage to the sheer determination, resilience, and thirst for discovery that characterised her journey. It’s a testament to a brave woman who dared to take on the world's oceans solo and emerged unscathed. We recommend this unique ink to be paired with a medium to broad pen that can be disassembled for easy cleaning to truly bring out its shimmer. May every stroke you make with this ink inspire you to embrace the spirit of exploration, much like Kay Cottee herself.

This ink is one of four in our 'Voyagers' collection, each one designed to evoke the spirit of its namesake's incredible journey. Together, these inks paint a portrait of determination, resilience, and the unending allure of discovery.
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