Well, after years of preparation, planning, an unexpected wide range of emotions from exhilaration to sleepless nights, two hundred rows of excel spreadsheet provisions, punch lists, Captain’s license, numerous boat shows, 30-50 books (lost count), careful boat selection, temporarily extracting myself from family and work life, tomorrow morning, November 5, 2014, is GO time.
It’s thrilling to capture a life long dream first triggered by reading Dove (16 year old sails around the world) as a kid.
I’m so grateful for the support of my family, friends and teammates at work. We have a very capable boat and outstanding crew (Captain Jan Cluistra, Claudia Dengler and Larry Roland), supported by an awesome Outremer team in La Grande Motte, France.
The Davali crew celebrated the completion of Davali with the dedicated Outremer team. Here’s a link to video Thanking the Outremer Team.
Time to make it happen!
keep us posted hoooheim
Good luck! Be Safe!!!!
Adam, congratulations, thank you for sharing your joy with us, bon voyage mon’ami, Harlan
“Bonne traversée!” Adam..watching you with great interest (and envy) and looking forward to have some future good advice when I hope to do same in a few years with maybe one additional hull (3) and less crew.
In the future I might try to convince you to do a “La Rochelle to Shelter Island” with me and convert the Island to a Multihull mecca!
Enjoy this great adventure built on determination, success and passion
“If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late.”
Thanks for your help on the speech and good wishes.
Ye Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great, safe trip!!!!!
Bon voyage you’ll love. Canaries mike finn
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Adam, you have so much to be proud of. I have watched you imagine, dream, study and prepare for this moment for years. You are truly an inspiration. Enjoy every minute of this incredible journey. I will be with you in sprit and cheering you on. I love you.
Enjoy the journey of a lifetime every
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Your dream about to be become reality,
remember you are fulfilling the dreams of your friends as well.
We wish you God speed, and our love and admiration are aboard.
We’re all fired up for you and humbled by your ‘pursuit of dream”. We’ll be thinking of you hourly, tracking you daily, and looking forward to every post.
DON’T KNOW IF MY POST FROM A FEW MINUTES AGO MADE IT THRU. WE’LL BE THINKING ABOUT YOU HOURLY, CHECKING YOUR LOCATION DAILY, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR EVERY POST. HUMBLED BY YOUR “PURSUIT OF DREAM”, AND FIRED UP TO HEAR ABOUT EVERY SEGMENT.
BON VOYAGE MY FRIEND,
Adam, I have alerted the remnants of Harrison High School class of ’75 aka Laurie, Lis, Pam, Peggy and Michal and the consensus is:
Holy smokes, this is incredibly exciting – what an adventure. Mai oui, bonne traversee indeed!
I knew all those years of watching Finding Nemo would pay off!!
Adam, you are experiencing the dream of a lifetime. Bon Voyage!! Looking forward to more updates…
Have a great crossing!!! Marc and Melina
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All along the lee shore
Shells lie scattered in the sand
Winking up like shining eyes, at me
From the sea
Here is one like sunrise
It’s older than you know
Still just lying there
With some careless wave
Forgot it long ago
When I awoke this morning
Dove beneath my floating home
Down below her graceful side in the turning tide
To watch the sea fish roam
And there I heard a story
From the sailors of the Sandra Marie
There’s another island a day’s run away from here
It’s empty and free
From here to Venezuela
There’s nothing more to see
Than a hundred thousand islands
Flung like jewels upon the sea
For thee and me
The sunset smells of dinner
Women are calling me to end my tales
But perhaps I’ll see you, the next quiet place
I furl my sails
Adam, you rock!
Adam, I am so happy for you and so glad to have had a part in your preparation. Can¹t wait to see her. Have safe travels and all the best!!
Keep the wind at your back, Love, Marty
From: s/v Davali Reply-To: s/v Davali Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 2:36 PM To: Marty Liljequist Subject: [New post] GO time!!!!!!!!!!
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Congratulations & best wishes for a happy & safe journey!
One, two, three Adee! Have a great trip. Looking forward to future posts.
buon vento, as the italian say….