Three Years

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Mon 6 Jun 2011 10:00
Summary and a Few Memories of Three Years on Our At-Venture
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our journey so far has taken us from: Plymouth to Fowey, Guernsey, France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Lanzarote, Cape Verde, the Caribbean, the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas and to the USA.
 
 
 
 
Islands we have visited: Sao Vicente, Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua, Barbuda, St Vincent, St Barts, Bequia, St Martin, Dominica, Martinique, Carriacou, Grenada, Trinidad, Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, Vieques, Culebra, Puerto Rico, St Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, Cooper, Norman, Jost van Dyke, Tortola, Virgin Gouda, Anegada, Beef, Marina Cay, Saba, Montserrat, Stacia, St John, St Croix, St Thomas, Grand Turk, South Caicos, Providenciales, Mayaguana, Lady Slipper Cay, Acklins, Crooked, Long, Crab Cay, Galliot Cay, Staniel Cay, Samson Cay, Warderick Wells Cay, Highborne Cay, Nassau, Devil's Cay, Great Bahama Island then crossing to Florida.
 
 
 
 
 
US States we have visited: Florida, Georgia and South Carolina and onward up to New York.
 
 
 
 
 
Nautical Miles so far in America: 468
 
 
 
 
Nautical Miles so far this trip: 9481
 
 
 
 
Total Nautical Miles we have ever sailed and always together: 12726.21
 
 
 
 
 
Also:  Flew to Boa Vista and Sal on the Cape Verde Islands for Christmas and New Year 2009. Ferry to Sao Antao to explore.
          Venezuela to see the Angel Falls. The tallest waterfall in the world. Height 3,212 feet, biggest drop 2,648 feet.
          Peru to see an amazing country.
          The world’s largest fruit salad weighing 8,866 pounds was made by La Florida and was displayed in the Main Square, La Merced, Chanchamayo, Peru on the 27th of July 2003.    
          The worlds largest potato pie weighed 11,858 pounds, made by the District Municipality of Carmen de la Legua Reynoso and displayed in the main square on the 16th of July 2004.  
          The largest roll of toilet paper is 5 feet 6.9 inches in diameter and was achieved by Kimberly-Clark, Lima, Peru, on the 7th of June 2008.
          Mustique to tick the "1000 Places"  book.         
          Canada to see the Niagara Falls and St Lawrence River to catch carp 
          The world's longest firework waterfall was the 'Niagara Falls', ignited on the 23rd August 2008, measuring 11,539 feet 5 inches, at the Ariake Seas Fireworks Festival, Fukuoka, Japan.
          The world record carp weighed 94 pounds, a common carp caught by Martin Locke (UK) at Lac de Curton, France on the 11th of January 2010
 
 
 
 
           
Past lives of some of just some of the cruisers we have met: Advertising Executive, Accountant, Actuary, Airline Pilot, Anaesthetist, Artist, Art Tutor, Banker, Bargeman, Boat Delivery Skipper, Boat Yard Owner, Chef, College Tutor, Computer Engineer, Computer Programmer, Construction Engineer, Containership Captain, Criminalist, Customs Officer, Defense Lawyer, Dentist, Dressmaker, Engineer, Explosives Engineer, Fairy Light Attendant, False Teeth Maker, Farmer, Ferryman, Fisherman, Flag Producer, French Teacher who was Italian, Geophysicist, Harbourmaster of Halifax (Nova Scotia), Helicopter Pilot, Immigration Officer, Insurance Company CEO, Laundress, Magazine Editor, Master Butcher, Mental Nurse, Miner, New York Fireman, Oil Magnate, Paediatrician, Paint Executive, Pilot, Plumber, Policeman, Professional Bullshitter, Professional Photographer, Professional Sport Fisherman, Property Developer, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Quilter, Salesmen Various, Sheriffs Officer, Ships Crane Designer, Shop Keeper, Stock market Broker, Taxi Driver, Teacher, Trauma Nurse, Underwear Producer, University Professor of Art, University Head of Maths, Vetinary Technician. 
 
 
 
 
 
Just a few of the boat names we have enjoyed - favourite has to be Sea-Nile
 
 
       
 
 
 
A few keepsakes
 
 
Vague Plan from Panama to Sydney:
 
From To
Miles
Longitude Latitude
Panama Canal Balboa, Panama 40 08:53 N               79:31 W
Balboa Academia Bay, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador 950 00:45 S             90:18 W
Academia Bay Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquises Islands, FP 2960 09:48 S 139:02 W
Atuona Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva, Marquises Islands FP 60 08:56 S            140:06 W
Taiohae Bay Rangiroa, Tuamotus, FP 590 14:58 S        147:37 W
Rangiroa Papeete, Tahiti, FP 190 17:32 S      149:35 W
Papeete Vaitape, Bora Bora, Society Islands 141 16:29 S       151:47 W
Bora Bora Raratonga, Cook Islands 534 21:12 S          159:47 W
Raratonga Vava'u Island, Tonga 810 18:39 S              17:06 W
Vava'u Island Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji 429 18:06 S           178:30 E
Suva, Fiji Opua, New Zealand 1059 35:18.S    174:00 E
Opua Noumea, New Caledonia 910 27:17 S        166:25 E
Noumea Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu 371 17:45 S         168:17 E
Port Vila Honiara, Guadal Canal, Solomon Islands 620 09:25 S      159:57 E
Honiara Gizo, Solomon Islands 210 08:06 S     156:50 E
Gizo Bwagoia, Misima, Louisiades, New Guinea 290 10:42 S           152:51 E
Misima Cairns, Australia 560 16:51 S      145:49 E
Cairns Townsville 130 19:14 S          146:50 E
Townsville  Brisbane 620 26:48 S      153:10 E
Brisbane Sydney Harbour, Australia 450 30:50 S           151:17 E
11924 YEAH
 
 
  
 
 
All of this is only possible with the continued support of family, friends and of course the faithful Lady Herself - Beez Neez
 
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL THRILLED TO KEEP DOING ALL IN ALLS
                     CONSTANT DREAM COME TRUE