MangoandMe

14 December 2012
30 June 2012 | ASCENSION ISLAND
30 June 2012 | ASCENSION ISLAND
04 June 2012
28 May 2012 | St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
28 May 2012 | St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
25 May 2012 | Riviera Beach, Florida
23 May 2012 | Riviera Marina, Riviera Beach FL
23 May 2012 | Riviera Beach Marina, Riviera Beach, Florida
19 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
18 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
17 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
16 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
15 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
14 May 2012 | En route to Florida
13 May 2012 | Destination:Riviera Beach Marina, Riviera Beach, Florida
12 May 2012 | Destination:Florida
11 May 2012 | On the way to the Caribbean

CLOSED THE CIRCLE

23 May 2012 | Riviera Beach Marina, Riviera Beach, Florida
david
Yesterday, at 10:30 am, Shearwater and I completed our voyage around the world. We arrived at the same dock that we had started from almost three years ago-the circle was finally and tightly closed. However, the sea had one more surprise, one more challenge before letting us go.

We had arrived outside the inlet to Riviera Beach at about 1:30 in the morning and spent the rest of the night motoring against the massive Gulf Stream current - just to stay in place. At 930am Clyde aboard his flag-emblazoned catamaran, "Gypsy", arrived to regally escort us in. However, all the while I had noticed ominous clouds, black and foreboding, developing to our south. And, no sooner had I started the engines for our last mile in, the heavens unleashed and a final fury of 35-40 knot winds and heavy rain had us both going back out to sea, escaping the lee shore of Florida. Once again and for the final time, we were battling.

The furious squall passed, all calmed down and we arrived at the dock to a memorable welcome of great friends. We were home. A big "Thank You" to all who came...it meant a great deal to me.

The press was well represented by WPBF/ABC television in West Palm Beach and The Palm Beach Post which printed a lovely story today. CNN played the story nationally.

THANK YOU SHELLEY for that grand press work.

In the next few days I will be putting up some more video of the final weeks of the voyage. So, no 'goodbyes' or 'thank yous'... yet.

Link to news article Arrival in Florida
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Comments
Vessel Name: Shearwater
Vessel Make/Model: CONSER 47 Racer/Cruiser Catamaran
Hailing Port: West Palm Beach Florida
Crew: MANGO AND ME
About:
Mango is a smart, funny, sensitive and totally unique wheaton/sheepdog. . He is my partner on this patently undoglike voyage but remains cheerful about the whole affair. [...]
Extra: Shearwater is a 47 foot, very sleek and light catamaran. She is part of a fleet of 11 that were built - its a sister ship of Shearwater that holds the unofficial speed record. 31 knots! Of the this fleet, only one has flipped...so we are on the side of good odds!
Shearwater's Photos - Main
Lesley, Kelly, John, Karol and David successfully transit the canal....a few misc shots
27 Photos
Created 13 March 2010
2 Photos
Created 12 June 2009

Who: MANGO AND ME
Port: West Palm Beach Florida