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

GHOSTS OF OCEANS PAST

29 April 2012 | On the way to the Caribbean
david
Those swells trudged in from the southern seas, obstinate, inexorable and...big. Every 11 seconds another one, under the quarter, lifted the boat 'out of my way! and carried on. Again and again. But those were not the threat.

Out to port, ones eyes searched the horizon reluctantly, where was it? the one with the different angle, the deadly one...the rogue! Its weapon was a geometrical alteration that carried it exactly perpendicular to boat, smashing directly into its side carrying away anything that wasn't structurally integral....and sometimes even that.

Yesterday, far from the southern seas, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, once again, huge swells chased Shearwater, now every 8 seconds, disappearing under her quarter and carrying on. And I, once again, searched the horizon reluctantly for those dreaded ghosts of the Indian Ocean.



NOTE: You might not believe this, but, with my back turned to the starboard side and literally as I was saving what today I had written, just such a 'rogue' hit Shearwater, pushing her sideways and releasing buckets of water down the open hatch above my head - GHOSTS?

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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