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Vessel Name: Inspired Insanity
Vessel Make/Model: Southern Cross 28
Hailing Port: Virgin Islands
Extra: First American Woman to Solo Sail Nonstop Around the World
Home Page: www.donnalange.com
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10 July 2016 | Bristol RI
15 June 2016 | 35 00'N:75 05'W, Another wild few days ahead... deja vu.
13 June 2016 | 30 00'N:79 35'W, in the Gulf Stream off Jacksonville Fl
01 June 2016 | 41 24'N:71 25'W, Just arriving in Lake Worth... leaving again tomorrow in my car back to RI
29 May 2016 | 41 24'N:71 25'W, Bristol RI: Herreshoff Museum Dock
26 May 2016 | 41 24'N:71 25'W, a day to tidy up...
25 May 2016 | 40 54'N:71 52'W, starry night sky, farewell dance for now...
25 May 2016 | 40 28'N:72 30'W, ?? Arrival to bay tomorrow afternoon: 2 days to events
25 May 2016 | 40 28'N:72 30'W, ?? Arrival to bay tomorrow afternoon: 2 days to events
24 May 2016 | 39 47'N:73 16'W, 4 days to arrival..incredible to imagine...
23 May 2016 | 39 11'N:74 00'W, 4 days to arrival..incredible to imagine...
22 May 2016 | 38 10'N:73 30-'W, 4 days to arrival..incredible to imagine...
21 May 2016 | 36 37'N:74 03'W, 5 days to arrive... made 157nm yesterday..only 300nm to go
21 May 2016 | 36 37'N:74 03'W, 5 days to arrive... made 157nm yesterday..only 300nm to go
20 May 2016 | 35 15'N:74 45'W, 6 days to arriving!!!
20 May 2016 | 34 27'N:75 19'W, 7 days to arriving!!!
18 May 2016 | 32 12'N:77 32'W, 8 days to my arrival... keep an eye on the tracker!!
17 May 2016 | 30 26'N:79 01'W, 9 days to my arrival... keep an eye on the tracker!!
16 May 2016 | 27 45'N:79 48'W, 11 days to my arrival... keep an eye on the tracker!!
16 May 2016 | 26 'N:79 48'W, 11 days to my arrival... keep an eye on the tracker!!
Recent Blog Posts
10 July 2016 | Bristol RI

Journeying On

The summer has barely begun in Rhode Island and the mornings already seem to be cool, almost a scent of autumn air… How is that possible? There is so much to do. Each day seems to begin and end with a sense of having been floating on air, my feet barely touching the ground. “What is it like now, [...]

15 June 2016 | 35 00'N:75 05'W, Another wild few days ahead... deja vu.

Passing Diamond Shoals off Cape Hatteras!!!

There was no warning¬... the day touting varying winds from the SE to SW, the sails trimmed in and let back out over and over to keep us moving as fast as we could, the engine called upon when we weren¬'t moving fast enough. I was making breakfast when Bob went up on deck responding to a sound¬... next [...]

13 June 2016 | 30 00'N:79 35'W, in the Gulf Stream off Jacksonville Fl

Offshore once more: SV Calyspo is heading north!

It seems endless, the need to keep pressing, keep moving, from one point to another, the whole world of details needing to be dealt with upon returning after so long offshore, after having completely detached from the world system. Yet, there is a dream state that wants to believe I would not reattach¬... [...]

01 June 2016 | 41 24'N:71 25'W, Just arriving in Lake Worth... leaving again tomorrow in my car back to RI

the MISSING BLOGS: are coming

Hang in there... I am enroute to Florida to get my car... a busy week. I am getting the 'missing blogs' going. I just realized that I didn't write any blog the days I was knocked down...though Bob did an incredible job of keeping you updated and with the details...He was totally accurate and you all [...]

29 May 2016 | 41 24'N:71 25'W, Bristol RI: Herreshoff Museum Dock

Magnificent Welcome Home

PHOTO: after knockdowns at Cape Horn and heading for Panama WATCH FOR NEW BLOGS : FROM FEB.14- MAR 28¬... HANDWRITTEN UNDERWAY AFTER MY COMPUTER BROKE, TO BE TRANSCRIBED AND POSTED OVER THE NEXT SIX WEEKS¬... STAY TUNED!!!

last night at sea

25 May 2016 | 40 54'N:71 52'W, starry night sky, farewell dance for now...
Donna: Keep an eye on the TRACKER
Tonight is Inspired Sanity and my last night at sea. Tomorrow night, IS and I will be tucked inside the entrance to Narragansett Bay, on a mooring waiting for our arrival in Bristol Friday¬... the culmination of 15 years of sailing the world¬'s oceans solo¬... not that it will be our last by any means¬... but this portion of the healing journey will be complete, the present to be nurtured within the creative embrace of Life as it unfolds.

The sun a firey yellow ball, descended into a deep horizon, the beautiful cloudless blue sky day coming to an end, a new line of clouds in the far distant. Tomorrow¬'s weather not far. It will be an all-nighter on watch as I am only 5nm from the coast of Long Island, approaching Block Island and rounding the SE corner, my preferred route, especially tonight, then into Block Island sound and the Bay entrance over tomorrow.

The forecast is mixed, the wind likely to dwindle though not subside; I will need sea room as we make way on the lighter winds in the early morning hours and daylight of tomorrow. The moon should rise just as I am nearing Block Island, illuminating the wee hours¬...mystical, starry, brisk¬... the air already a suddenly biting cold in contrast to the balmy day. I have lots of layers of fleece and even gloves for the cooler night air.

It will be a night of true peaceful quiet, allowing Life energy to charge my system before I am suddenly surrounded with all of your wonderful energy¬... I want to be full so that I have much to give as we all gather to celebrate the human potential ¬... so great an open platform we have in this life to discover more and more about who we are; not only who we have been, but the untapped creative life that is available to us.

I have new dreams that will require I go to new places I have not been, in my writing, singing, relationships¬... giving back¬... OceansWatch¬... and the great great blessing of being Mom, and Noni ¬... To Bob, who has been so so very faithful to love me with all of his being through this great experiment, the great adventure, this amazing journey into an unknown place that has been revealed¬... and drawn us so very close together...

As you are sleeping tonight, I will be dreaming in full color, eyes wide awake, taking in all that is around me, the energy flowing through me, and opening my life to creative life to have its way with me. Pure beauty as the stars and moon light up the waters before me¬... the water crushing along the side of Inspired Sanity, pulsing through the waves, making way into the harbor once more, unscathed by the challenges, a vessel of refuge and discovery, truly a cocoon of new transforming life.

I am blessed above all people ¬... the powerful violent moments now are resonating within my body, making me stronger, maybe leaving behind some ligaments to heal, a need to stretch and run and play on land,¬... but not for long. Calypso is calling Bob and I from where she is moored in Florida, and we will once more leave the shelter of a harbor and head for the Gulf Stream¬...to the sea¬... It is in our being, this incredible calling to experience the life of the ocean. Whether it be the life of the mountains, the rivers, the forest, the plains, the desert¬... all beauty, the life energy that sustains us in nature, is calling to us¬...

Keepin On Sailing On Caring¬... Only Gratitude can I feel at this moment as I know that this journey is a gift to me from all of you, and I trust that I will share it, open a way to offer the healing I have received to others¬... to be a conduit of love and life energy¬... it is that simple. Life is simple. Caring¬... giving yourself to life so that life can then create a beautiful expression of love through us¬...

Yes, each with our own incredible life stories. Now you have been an intimate part of my story¬...I look forward to hearing your stories as they are unfolding. A toast, to sharing our life stories, to imparting our life¬'s gifts as we allow them to be manifest, to a fresh new experience every day. Selah!!

Looking so forward to being with all of you who will be at the events and in my pathways in the near future...

Fairest of winds and the love of the Oceans Only Gratitude Donna
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Inspired Insanity's Photos - Main
It was an incredible adventure crossing the canal, and having read David McCullough's book, the Pathway Between the Seas, I took as many photos as I could of this amazing feat of engineering and charismatic vision.
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