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

A PLACE OF EXTREMES-DRAGON FLY OVERTAKES

11 November 2011 | 600 MILES FROM SOUTH AFRICA
david
Yesterday I wrote when we were being buffeted by large seas and strong winds. Today I write and not a sign of wind anywhere. Motoring very slowly to conserve fuel-so slowly in fact that a dragon fly overtook me today! This veering from one extreme to the other is what makes this place so famously diabolical. And, as one enjoys the tranquility of a day like today, that enjoyment is marred by the fact that soon enough one knows that one will be going into battle again, as we swing to the other extreme.

However, Im making use of this no-wind-day in such things as transferring fuel from the spare tanks(very difficult to do in any rough seas), make enough drinking water so I dont have to spend time on the front of the boat where the watermaker resides, studying the weather, studying the approaches to both Durban and Richards Bay.

Richards Bay is about 90 miles north of Durban and is my backup incase Im thrown north by a SWester at the crucial moment. I hear one is gearing up for this weekend.

So, as I said before.....these calms make me nervous.

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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