Thats all folks!

 
 

A pictorial tribute to Abi, who has now officially left Pendana.

From Sydney Newcastle Port Stephens – Gold Coast Brisbane Whitsunday Islands Vanuatu Fiji Samoa Kiribati Hawaii Kodiak Island Alaska Prince William Sound Seward Prince Rupert Vancouver Gulf Islands Victoria Port Angeles – Seattle Gig Harbor – San Juan Islands  San Francisco Los Angeles Ensenada and back to Los Angeles. Throw in England, Scotland, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Holland, Brussels, Singapore and no doubt a few others and there is little doubt Abi has seen and travelled a lot.  If travel enriches the soul and allows perspective, then our job as parents is done, if not, we have failed miserably! 

Abi has travelled on Pendana 21,800nms / 40,373klms at an average speed of 9kts / 10.3mph / 16.6klms meaning she has spent 2,422 hours underway or 100.9 days.  She has travelled the circumference of planet Earth which at the equator is about 24,902 miles (21,639nms / 40,075 km), even from pole-to-pole (the meridional circumference) Earth is 24,860 miles (21,602nms / 40,008 km). She has travelled about four-and-a-half times the (total) length of The Great Wall of China, or about nine times the Distance from L.A. to New York or, about one-tenth the Distance from Earth to the Moon and finally, she has travelled about 25,000,000,000,000,000 times the length of a Glucose Molecule. Impressive stuff for someone so young!

Abi has experienced everything from dead calm oceans to raging 34ft /10.3mtr seas, calm winds to severe gales topping 46kts and temperatures from 98f / 37c to 26f / -3c. She has laughed, cried and felt just about every emotion known to man but the reality is, she has achieved a great deal in a very limited time and our hope, as parents, is that the experience she has had, the good, great, bad and ugly will hold her in good standing in her life that is yet to come.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adventure may hurt sometimes but monotony will kill all the time
We sure will miss our conning tower girl!

Stay Safe

James

17 thoughts on “Thats all folks!”

  1. SUBJECT: Re: Thats all folks!

    What a lovely tribute to a “crewman” who will be sorely missed! I have no doubt that her experiences aboard will forever be a source of inspiration for her and a bank account on which she will draw in the coming years.

    Sending our well wishes for those left behind who will be adjusting to the new rhythm aboard without her physical presence.

    Best,
    The Thyrre’s
    Gratitude

    > On Jun 7, 2018, at 11:29 AM, http://WWW.PENDANABLOG.COM

  2. SUBJECT: Re: Thats all folks!

    What a beautiful tribute to Abi! It must have been so amazing and rewarding to have the kids with you on your travels.
    You are great parents for exposing them to the world and they will be much better for it. Congrats

    Regards,

    Alec, Laurie and Jack
    N6403
    Charleston, SC
    2 weeks into our adventure

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. SUBJECT: Re: Thats all folks!

    All the best Abi.

    Tim

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    Date: Friday, 8 June 2018 at 1:29 am
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  4. Abi, we hope you have the most awesome & amazing future possible and we wish you the best of luck in everything you do Sweetheart. You have the best parents and how great it is for you to go out into the world knowing they will always be there should you need them. Your adventures will have provided you with so many great memories and stories to tell in the years to come. We know Pendana will be missing a valuable member of their crew, but it’s time for you to have your own adventures : ) and we look forward to hearing all about them! stay safe and have fun but not so much so that you have your folks tearing their hair out lol. Lots of love from the Nemiers M/V N62 Infinity xxx.


  5. Response to a post by Julie Nemier who said:

    Abi, we hope you have the most awesome & amazing future possible and we wish you the best of luck in everything you do Sweetheart. You have the best parents and how great it is for you to go out into the world knowing they will always be there should…


    Thank you Julie lovely thought. Good luck back in NZ and enjoy!


  6. Response to a post by strathclyde who said:

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    All the best Abi.

    Tim

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    Date: Friday, 8 June 2018 at 1:29 am
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    THank you


  7. Response to a post by Alec who said:

    SUBJECT: Re: Thats all folks!

    What a beautiful tribute to Abi! It must have been so amazing and rewarding to have the kids with you on your travels.
    You are great parents for exposing them to the world and they will be much better for it. Congrats


    Thanks guys and enjoy your travels.. time sure does move at great pace!


  8. Response to a post by laurie who said:

    SUBJECT: Re: Thats all folks!

    What a lovely tribute to a “crewman” who will be sorely missed! I have no doubt that her experiences aboard will forever be a source of inspiration for her and a bank account on which she will draw in the coming years.


    Indeed sad times but she has settled well back into life back home so thats good. Thank you for your comment.


  9. Response to a post by exileatmed who said:

    SUBJECT: Re: Thats all folks!

    Good luck Abi.
    Donna & Calvin
    New Fidelity

    Sent from my iPad

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    Thank you Donna and Calvin for the comment. Hope you two are well…


  10. Response to a post by claire_hill who said:

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    That’s beautiful, i love it ????

    Sent from my iPhone

    On 8 Jun 2018, at 1:29 am, http://WWW.PENDANABLOG.COM


    and honey,, all approved by the lady herself in case you are wondering!!


  11. Response to a post by James who said:

    Thank you Julie lovely thought. Good luck back in NZ and enjoy!


    We depart NZ today for New Caledonia!

  12. SUBJECT: RE: That’s all folks!

    Where is Abi off to?

    ~ L. xxxx

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  13. Response to a post by Lisa.Mulcahy who said:

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    Where is Abi off to?

    ~ L. xxxx

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    Australia… final year of school then Uni. Claire’s in Oz FYI.

  14. I watched and read as Ayla from Three@S… grew up and went off to college…and now Abi. Wow! They grow up fast, don’t they? I know you are very proud of her and I wish her all the best!
    Most sincerely,
    Paula Rawls MD
    Tabula Rasa N55-18


  15. Response to a post by Paula Rawls who said:

    I watched and read as Ayla from Three@S… grew up and went off to college…and now Abi. Wow! They grow up fast, don’t they? I know you are very proud of her and I wish her all the best!
    Most sincerely,
    Paula Rawls MD
    Tabula Rasa N55-18


    Thank you Paula.

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