Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Has anyone heard from Shane or Walid since they made landfall in Madeira? It looks like from the tracker below they made it to port in Funchal. If I had been them my first orders of business would have been to :

1) Check into a nice Hotel
2) Take a long hot shower
3) Hit the Snack Bar O Garrafao and have a nice tenderloin steak (Shane's Fav)
4) Back to the hotel for a soak in the hot tub
5) Retire to my soft bed for 12 hours uninterrupted of sleep

If anyone has heard from them post a comment.


click on map pic to see the Snack Bar O Garrafao! :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard from them? Walid and Shane last seen on way to town--stopped in at Cathedral Funchal and took oaths to celibacy and religious life. Life on the boat was so austere--how different could the religious calling be.
However--they both will need their friends to help them pick their new saints name--for now Brother Walid and Brother Shane request your prayers and kind thoughts--onto the Spanish Inquisition

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shane called me (Shane's mom Judy)today and got my answering machine. He said he was in Madeira and was safe and sound. He said he would call later.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I contacted the Ottawa Herald newspaper (Ottawa, KS), among other newspapers, to see if they were interested in doing an article on Shane's voyage. The Herald published a front page article with the picture at sea that's on the blog. It's a very nice article. They ALMOST got what I told them straight. They had some errors. Watch out for the paparazzi! Judy Haas

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the front page: OttawaHerald.com.
Well done, Shane and Walid! Safe land, and claim to fame! :o) (can't believe they require a subscription though!)

Wishing you safe landing, and safe completion of the journey, remember, the student union in Valencia is a-waiting!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 9:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


As you set out for Ithaca
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
angry Poseidon - don't be afraid of them:
you' ll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
wild Poseidon - you won't encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

Hope your road is a long one.
May there be many summer mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbours you're seeing for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfume of every kind -
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to learn and go on learning from their scholars.

Keep Ithaca always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you're destined for.
But don't hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you're old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you've gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaca to make you rich.

Ithaca gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you wouldn't have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.
And if you find her poor, Ithaca won't have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you'll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.

K. Kavafis (1911)

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 9:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I received the following e-mail from Shane this morning. "We arrived in Madeira safe and sound. It felt so good to be on dry land and eat fresh food! We rented a convertible yesterday and drove around the island. It was beautiful." Sounds like he's enjoying land as much as sea right now! Judy (Shane's mom)

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 10:37:00 AM  

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