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

AN IRRESISTIBLE PIECE OF DRIFTWOOD

10 August 2011 | , Western Arafura Sea and another windless night to come
david
Last night, after struggling to catch every last little breath of wind, I finally gave up, turned the autopilot off and resigned myself to what has now become a routine - drifting aimlessly.

However, after putting my head on the pillow, I remembered that I had not done my final walk of the boat. With flashlight in hand, and no sooner had I exited the cockpit that the beam caught something swimming down the side of the boat. Focusing the light, I was horrified to see none other than a white water snake! and this fully 140 miles from land. It circled the boat, casually, despite my efforts to shoo it away. And then I noticed, in addition, two swimming crabs doing the same thing. How was this possible so far from land? And, more importantly, what else and how many was circling the stationery boat?

Well, that was enough to awaken my dormant, african-instilled fear of snakes. Rushing down to the engines, I fired them up and was away in a flash - well sort of, 3 miles per hour kinda flash. And as I slithered into the darkness, I came to the inescapable conclusion that to them, the snake(s) and the crabs, I was a haven in this endless watery space, I was none other than an irresistible piece of driftwood.
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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