MangoandMe

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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

ARRIVAL IN PACIFIC ATOLL - RANGIROA

05 July 2010 | Rangiroa, Tuamotos
david
Arrived in Rangiroa. Rangiroa is a Pacific Atoll, a body of water, a lagoon in fact, ringed by motus or little islands barely above sea level. This one is the biggest of all of them, 40 miles long and 17 miles wide. But, even knowing this, I sort of expected to see the other side (lagoon). Instead, upon entering, all that met the eye was another 'sea' with nothing but an endless expanse of water.

We timed the entrance of the pass to coincide with slack tide(no movement of water, in or out). We entered at 930 AM and had a lovely smooth ride into the enormous lagoon. A few hours later and we would have been met with a 6-7 knot current kicking up sharp 7-8 foot waves.

The anchorage is deep and easy to navigate. And it is this fact plus that it is on the way to Tahiti, that makes it a bit too popular for my taste - a couple of big ships replete with numerous jet skis sits a few hundred meters from Shearwater!

Will stay another day, then its on to Tahiti and big Pacific metropolis of Papeete.
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