MangoandMe

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30 June 2012 | ASCENSION ISLAND
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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

A NAVIGATIONAL QUANDRY

27 July 2011
david
Tonight finds me in Margaret Bay, wide, pretty... anything but peaceful. Yes, we are now, once again, under a 'strong wind warning' - the incessant force against the boat at anchor confirms that description.

Here's the quandry. They are predicting this 'strong wind' for the next 4 days. Do I sit here in this maelstrom or, do I keep going? But, the next anchorage is 90 miles from here...a long day at high speeds. But even more to the point, if one doesnt make that anchorage by dark, then one must keep going all night - coming into an unknown anchorage in pitch black is for me, not an option. Ironically, this high wind would be the very ticket to getting to this anchorage in one day - Shearwater is more than enthusiastic. With lower winds I might be forced to do an intermediate stop - the only option being an 'up the river' deal and... we dont like that.

And to add to the considerations - this anchorage, Mt Adolphus, is the last and final one before the launch of the next leg and points west. That makes it even more imperative to be able to make it in the light, stop, rest study, particularly the weather, before continuing on through the current ridden Torres Straits, into the Arafura Sea and finally, the Indian Ocean. So there you have it...perhaps a sleepless night for me. Any ideas?
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