Sotogrande, Spain!

We arrived at Sotogrande at 8 am local time.  Bill won the arrival time bet.  Motorsailed past the Rock of Gibralter at 3:30 am. All are safe and sound.  Thanks to all of you for your well wishes, thoughts and prayers.  We love you and cannot wait to see you.

Sotogrande beach
Sotogrande beach
Happy on land, Sotogrande, Spain
Happy on land, Sotogrande, Spain
Si, Just back her in there (most stressful part of journey)
Si, Just back her in there (most stressful part of journey)
Sunrise over the Med!
Sunrise over the Med!
Gibraltar!
Gibraltar!
Last day at sea
Last day at sea
Farewell Atlantic Ocean
Farewell Atlantic Ocean
1 Day to go!
1 Day to go!
Last Sunset of Crossing
Last Sunset of Crossing

24 thoughts on “Sotogrande, Spain!

  1. Wahoo!! Congratulations ! And now we can all sleep at night a little better 😘😘😘 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 enjoy this vacation part now 😉

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  2. A very emotional mom here. Michael, I’m overcome with gratitude. Thank you and your crew for sharing and caring for our youngsters on the incredible voyage. I’m certain it has been life changing in so many wonderful ways! Enjoy the final moments together and cannot wait to hear first hand about all of you. While Moondance is overseas, please know that At Last is available for a sailing fix or two!

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  3. You sure you don’t want to continue this adventure? I hear Italy is really nice this time of year! 🙂 Just kidding come home soon! We can not wait to hear more about your amazing journey! I also cant wait to have Liz and Cam teach me a few things about Blue water Sailing while sailing the waters of Cape Cod this summer. Safe travels home to all!

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  4. Mike, The picture of you shows a happy relaxed-looking 20? year old! 🙂 What an awesome journey you have had! Enjoy the rest of your trip and if y’all are ever in Austin, let us know!!
    Love, April

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  5. Simply, spectacular!!! I, too, am filled with emotion. Seeing all of your beautiful, smiling faces in these most recent pictures, both on and off shore, fills me with pure joy and gratitude! To Michael, heartfelt thanks for all of your care in preparation for and accomplishing this transforming experience with our loved ones. Mary, thanks to you too. I know, behind every great man is a great woman. To Bill, Tom, Dana, MJ, Jackie, Liz and my loving son Cam, thanks for taking such good care of each other and doing whatever you needed to do to keep each other safe and to accomplish this magnificent and inspiring crossing. So very happy for you all! So, I say, to ‘the best captain ever’, and ‘the best crew ever’, thanks for ‘the best experience ever’!!! With much love… and looking forward to seeing you all again, back home, soon! Xo

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  6. Your journal entries about this adventure have been the best summer reading that I have enjoyed in years. What an intrepid crew and captain. Congratulations on making landfall in Sotogrande and thank you for sharing this adventure so fully with the rest of us.

    Best wishes to everyone, Tom Nammack

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  7. I thank God for keeping you all safe. Congratulations are in order. Would I do it??? You can bet your ass NO. Love my grand daughter and looking forward to giving her a BIG HUG.

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  8. Congratulations, Well done!
    Hope you enjoyed the well deserved beach day!
    I can totally relate to the docking nerves – no fingers, and some pretty big boats, pretty close! they really pack ’em in.

    Warmest regards to all
    Martin

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  9. Thank you all for getting there safe and sound….I can sleep tonight! hope this is something that you will all hold close for the rest of your lives!

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  10. Michael and Moondance Crew,
    Congratulations to all!!! What a grand adventure and trip of a lifetime!! Dwight and I have enjoyed reading your blog everyday and will miss them! 😊 Thank you so much for sharing your fasnitating stories and beautiful pictures! We hope that you all enjoy your time in Spain. Time to relax and celebrate! Love, Becky and Dwight

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  11. Congratulations to all or in Spanish felicitationes a todos! I am feeling relief and excitement knowing that while you are in Sotogrande America is your final destination. Well, off to play bocci so have a restful night and hugs and kisses to all!

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  12. Michael looks so happy and just like a kid again! I love the smile with the Rock of Gibraltar in the background, my fav pic of the trip! You guys accomplished an enormous feat and made it look easy. I know you have been planning this a long time and you deserve this dream come true! Where to next? Antarctica?

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  13. Can I come next time?? Seriously, you don’t want me as I know nothing about sailing! Truly enjoyed reading this blog and hearing about your adventures. Glad you all made it safely to your final destination!

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  14. Congrats on making it safe and sound! I throughly enjoyed reading your daily posts,thank you so much for sharing your journey with us!!!! Looks like you had a blast. Going to miss the posts! Much love to all,
    Melissa 😊💜

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  15. Congratulations!!! So happy you are all safe and sound! I have to admit, I’m a little sad this amazing trip has ended! It was like reading a great adventure story each day. I will miss reading your wonderful posts. I’m sure you are all happy to be back on land and to be reunited soon with your family. Jackie, Grandma and Grandpa would be bursting with pride right now at all that you and the marvelous crew have accomplished! I’m sure they were sailing right along with you throughout the trip, watching over you all and keeping you safe. Congratulations again, well done!! Thank you all for “taking us along” on your fabulous journey!

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  16. Well done Moondance crew and thank God for a safe journey! Loved the blogs especially the courteous MJ way of asking for help, a true gentleman at all times. I wish I had his patience. Now after rereading all about Jackie’s cooking, I’m hungry!

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  17. Well done and congratulations on your safe arrival in Sotogrande! I work with Cam at Dana-Farber and have been tracking your progress since you left Newport weeks ago. What a fantastic adventure – one that you will all undoubtedly remember fondly for your entire lives.

    See you soon Cam! Much work to be done… 🙂

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  18. Congratulations!! You guys made history! Remember to try rebujito, rejos and Spanish ham. BTW, Cam I want my book back signed by all the crew! Cheers guys!

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