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

ON THE WAY TO MAURITIUS

30 September 2011 | 170 miles east of Port Louis, Mauritius
david
The Indian Ocean is treating us better these days. Since leaving Rodrigues yesterday during the morning, the local sea gods have dealt us 15 knot winds, some manageable swell and bright sunny days. Not that I trust these particular characters but for now, a much better crossing.

When approaching land and embracing the ironclad rule of 'no entrances at night' there is always the question...do I hurry and perhaps make it (if not its a long nights wait at the entrance) or do I slow down and add that extra night. Well, after a bit of back and forth, I have taken the main down an hour ago leaving the jib to do the work and will arrive the day after tomorrow in the morning 'con calma', as the Italians would say.

And now that funny word.....propagation - well suffice to say its been very bad lately making it almost impossible to send and receive messages through the radio, including this one. These radio waves are very fussy about just what route they take through the ionosphere and of late have been singularly unenthusiastic. They seem to like the night better, so once again in the dead of night I will attempt to send this post and see if its to their pleasing.

But for now...a comfortable quick crossing to the independent island of Mauritius, barely 30 miles long and 20 miles wide, an island Joseph Conrad called "sugary pearl of the Indian Ocean".
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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