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:
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