6-6 CIRCUMNAVIGATION COMPLETED!!

Pos: N24deg10.71min / W076deg26.73min. This morning was a very special one for us. In June 2000 we visited Staniel Cay aboard Infini and today we once again anchored east of Thunderball Grotto, effectively completing our circumnavigation. Whodathunk? It's been ten years and two months since we left Florida and started cruising and living aboard full time. We didn't set off with a circumnavigation as our goal. Rather, we took baby steps, stopping to enjoy the people we met and the places we visited along the way, and think that only two factors chased us around the world: visas and weather. Visas of the country we were in dictated our length of stay there, and the prevailing and predicted weather conditions dictated our destinations and anchorages. We feel really blessed to have been able to accomplish what we've done safely and in good health, and give thanks to God and our family and friends for the many privileges that have been bestowed upon us. Of course, having a solid working platform such as Infini, our Westsail 43, was a prerequisite for the type of passage making we've done. She's been more than capable and a steady hand throughout. For any prospective cruisers reading this, we hope our blog has been of benefit in its descriptions and information. It's been lots of fun to write as its evolved, and it's enriched our lives as well as we strive to impart information we feel will be of benefit to others, as well as providing a bit of entertainment. We've had a blast along the way and are glad many others have vicariously come along for the ride. Our thanks to all and we'll continue posting as we travel north to Florida, and will also update our picture albums when we get back. BTW, in case you're wondering, to celebrate we went to the Staniel Cay Yacht Club and hoisted a few. We also enjoyed some conch fritters, fish tacos and a mahi sandwich. All good, and big smiles all around.

6 comments:

Marylee Millard said...

Congratulations!

sailshabby said...

Pure awesomeness!! Take a couple well deserved days off and then begin plotting a reverse track circling...

Joe Duron said...

Following your journey over the course of these 10 years and 2 months has been a wonderful experience. The most memorable posting for me was your week or so with no wind. When I tell friends of your journey that's one if my go to stories. I believe it was in transit to Easter Island, or between waypoints to the Hawaiian Islands. I'm glad your adventure was safe one. I wonder how many times Sue thought about asking Michael walk the plank? May be when you publish the book we find out! Cheers!

Frank Taylor said...

Congrats to s/v Inifini and crew! Tahina and crew were glad we got to be with you a bit along the way.

Rich Stone said...

How wonderful! Such a proud and relaxing moment! Now get back in the boat n get your butts back to HAWAII! Aloha.

Rich Stone said...

Oh, and CONGRATULATIONS!!!