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

OUT OF THE DOLDRUMS?

22 April 2012 | On the way to the Caribbean
david
At about 6 pm last night, I had given up - the doldrums had won for the day, they had worn me down, I could chase their quixotic whims no longer. I turned off the engine, brought down the sail, and as Shearwater drifted aimlessly, I bid her 'goodnight' and went to bed. Heavy sleep until about 1230 when I awoke and, to both my disgust and delight, there it was, almost smiling at me, a nice 10 knot breeze, from the south - did I really first have to admit defeat?

Well, not looking at the proverbial 'gift horse in the mouth', I dragged myself up to the front, hauled up the jib and waited. Oh how I didnt trust. But yes, this time, it seemed to be consistent, the direction the same, was the game up? Shearwater glided through the calm sea. Half an hour later, from my bunk, my eyes riveted to the instruments... indeed, no change - still from the south at 10. I finally closed my eyes ... and all through the night...that smiling zephyr from the south.

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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