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

QUICK EXIT FROM PALMERSTON!

02 August 2010 | Between Palmerston and Tonga
david
The winds were gaining, not lessening, as the weather forecasts predicted, and there was a switch to the North. This put the Shearwater only a couple hundred feet in front of a thundering reef. The moorings were questionable as they are tied to coral, literally. And to lessen one's confidence, one boat, yesterday, in benign conditions broke off the mooring and drifted out to sea. Had that been today, it would have drifted in the opposite direction and now be a wreck... on the reef! So, as dark approached, and as all signs shouted at me to leave and despite wanting to see my filming to its logical conclusion, I cut loose and headed into the darkening sea.....its night now and I am on the way to Tonga.

Once again, I found that the camera is a powerful instrument...my filming caused consternation. I felt I actually became somewhat unwelcome on the island and, in fact, began to meet resistance. Angry words flew in my direction, as a subtext to the apparent harmony started to appear. One week ago, I arrived at the island fascinated by Mr Marsters and his three wives and his descendants....I leave even more fascinated...not really being allowed to get the full story.....but... maybe that, in itself, IS the story.

But and perhaps more importantly...yesterday was a gift, a truly unique day from the filming point of view and... it was not of the Marsters! I have the raw footage ready to go and as soon as I get to Tonga I will post it... I wont give it away - it was a stunning day for my camera and me.

PS Interesting note: a 57 foot catamaran in the waters just ahead flipped over in a sudden wind of 60 knots! all rescued.
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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