Andiamo Naples woman's take on round-the-world... (well, sort of)

05 January 2015 | finally writing, back in the USA
23 October 2014 | The Islands of Eastern Fiji
12 October 2014 | East of Savusavu, Fiji
30 September 2014 | Savusavu, Fiji
21 September 2014 | Lape Village, Vava'u, The Kingdom of Tonga
14 September 2014 | Neiafu, Vava'u in The Kingdom of Tonga
01 September 2014 | safely in Neiafu, Vavua, Tonga
31 August 2014 | hundreds of miles from anywhere
21 August 2014 | on route to uninhabited Suwarrow atoll
06 August 2014 | French Polynesia
28 July 2014
10 July 2014
09 July 2014 | Bora Bora, French Polynesia
26 June 2014 | Papeete, Tahiti
17 June 2014 | departing Anse Amyot, Tuamotus
24 May 2014 | Writing from Tahuata
03 May 2014 | Rikitea, Mangareva
24 April 2014 | En Route to French Polynesia


16 October 2011 | Charleston, SC
Dede's Last Hurrah
Eric arrived to meet us in Charleston yesterday - October 15th - on his 23rd birthday. We will officially change the guard tomorrow morning with him taking over as (a much more able) First Mate assisting The Captain in sailing Andiamo home, while I am flying back to Naples with some mixed feelings. I am sure to write about my "re-entry" in the coming days, but for now please enjoy our photos of our couple of days here in fabulous Charleston. The weather could not have been more glorious and it was so special to see Eric and enjoy our time here together.....more when I am home.....
Vessel Name: Andiamo
Vessel Make/Model: Leopard 40 Catamaran - Robertson & Caine design
Hailing Port: Naples, FL, USA
Crew: David, Dede & Eric
Catalyzed by my husband David's unexpected early retirement and cemented by our 25-year-old son Eric 's eagerness to (pay his way and) join us, I find myself a reluctant but willing third-shift circumnavigator....well not really. [...]
Extra: "When we stop struggling we float" ... from The Book of Awakening
Andiamo's Photos - Main
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Created 27 January 2014
Happy 56th Birthday, Captain Dave. Remember these sailing moments?
11 Photos
Created 2 December 2013
A glimpse at the challenges of provisioning and stowing.
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Created 1 December 2013
Captain David and Eric spend 6 days covering much sea
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Created 25 October 2011
Eric arrives on his 23rd birthday; Dede leaves for home
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Created 16 October 2011
In the ICW with stops at Southport, NC and Georgetown, SC, as well as motoring through The Ditch
18 Photos
Created 15 October 2011
Hatteras, Ocracoke, Oriental (ICW) and Cape Lookout, sailing to Wrightsville Beach
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Created 9 October 2011
Norfolk, The Great Dismal Swamp, Elizabeth City, Manteo
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Created 5 October 2011
New Jersey Coast, Cape May, Annapolis, St. Michaels and Oxford and the southern Chesapeake
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Created 30 September 2011
Sailing down "memory lane" - Long Island Sound - we visit with Uncle Paul & Aunt Ann and Marty & Linda as we anchor in Black Rock Harbor; then on to NYC
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Created 18 September 2011
What an awesome time cycling around Nantucket and hitting different ports on The Vineyard!
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Created 13 September 2011
Highlights: visit w/ LAURA's family AND celebrating our 30th anniversary at the OCEAN HOUSE
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Created 5 September 2011
After 1998.9 miles, we begin our return home from Bar Harbor. With Katie & Eric still with us we also makes plans for Hurricane Irene
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Created 28 August 2011
Katie & Eric join us to explore our country's second most visited park
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Created 23 August 2011
Boothbay - Visiting with Cousin Fran & Family; Katie & Eric arrive!
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Created 19 August 2011
Starting out at Kittery Point and heading to Booth Bay Harbor
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Created 14 August 2011
Captain Dave and Reluctant First Mate Dede begin THE GREAT SAILING ADVENTURE from Stonington, CT
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Created 8 August 2011
Captain Dave and First Mate Mike sail from Virgina Beach to Stonington, CT. Dede Finally shows up!
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Created 4 August 2011
Captain Dave, who is later joined by temporary First Mate Todd, sails from Naples to Virgina Beach
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Created 27 July 2011