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

...AND I PRAYED(continued)

16 September 2010 | Solidly in the Coral Sea - on the way to Australia
david
Last night found me quite concerned for, as I wrote yesterday, the wind simply disappeared. In an effort not to be pushed back the way we had just come, I turned on the engine and motored through most of the night. But, I did so not with any great ease of mind for I had noticed that Shearwater was making about half the usual speed at a given 1400 RPMs - CURRENTS!. This suddenly reduced my fuel's potential by half therefore bringing up the spectre, once again, of running out of precious fuel.

But the morning came in its usual lovely way out here and with it...wind! Not the correct wind (it was coming from the west)but wind! However, as the day unfolded, the wind most graciously backed into the south. And now, as another stunning sunset unfolds on Shearwater's bow, firmly facing west, I am thankful for prayers answered.

PS. Unbelievably, when I began this writing 30 minutes ago, the wind was as described. Guess what? In that short span the wind has just died from 12-14 knots to 4-5 Ah! the sea.....that whiskey-averse god?.....I spoke too early!

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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