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

IN THE GRIP OF THE INDIAN OCEAN

10 September 2011 | On the way to Mauritius
david
Shortly after writing the last post, I met the true Indian Ocean and now am firmly in its grip. Its not a kind ocean, the swells today are up to 20 feet, the waves on top of those areup to 10 feet, the wind is thankfully 20 knots from the ESE(this morning 30 knots)and the sea state is utterly confused. Boats are jostled and tossed by the forces that surround it, forces that come at one from every direction giving one little in the way of strategic sailing. One simply has to 'get through'. Add to the mix, squalls that usually appear at night and one has a condition that, even if my fellow stoic sailors wont admit it...is nasty as hell. So, this is day three and have 10-12 more ahead. I can only hope that Shearwater is up to the task as she is taking a beating. And as for me...while uncomfortable and sleep is a little elusive, so far nothing alarming. But, its the dangers that dwell in the head, the... 'what could be' that is the most challenging.
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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