Thursday, September 24, 2009

Land Ahoy!

Mhadei got alongside safely at Fremantle Yacht Club Marina at 1630 (GMT + 8). More later as it is difficult to do "Elbow Bending" and blogging at the same time!

32 comments:

Mandar & Nandini Karmarkar said...

Congrats Dilip...Have a chilled beer and crash...you deserve it!

Mandar

Milindt said...

Heartiest Congrate! Who came to recieve you???

Jaydeep said...
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Jaydeep said...

Dilip, Congrats for reaching the first major milestone of your journey! I hope preparations are underway for the big day tomorrow ....;)

Diptish Vartak said...

Hi Dilip,

Congratulations on making it to your first stopover ! Hope you get some rest and get recharged for your next leg...keep going. Wish you the very best.

Sumit said...

Dear Dada, I agree with Mandar, go for that Foster's! Sumit-Mamta

pracs said...

Wow what a splendid news for all Indians, our hero has reached his first destination.

really amazing news for DASERA celebration!!!!!!!!

Congrats to all the worriers behind sagar parikrama project - VADM RETD AWATI, RATNAKAR, ABILASH and DILIP, CAptian INS Mhadei.

man ,man man these news walas are all behind the netas(politicians) covering election news they are really ignoring something very precious. Dilip your first destination mark should have been a breaking news till now.......

anyways......

am so happy ,take care

Prashant said...

Hi Dada,
Heartiest congratulations!!!! So, is the B'day bash in Freemantle???
Prashant & Pallavi

Anand said...

Heartiest Congratulations Dilip!
I too am bending my elbow in celebration of Mhadei's achievement.

Rashmi said...

Dilip , Well Done. Have a Nice Birthday , You deserve it. Have a Bash followed by a ..... It will be difficult for you stay on land. Ravi and Rashmi

tushar said...

Congratulations Dilip, for completion of your first lap ! We are regularly reading your blog and enjoying this great virtual voyage !

Tushar, Bhopal

Nishant Philip said...

Congrats and well done! It must feel great to have reached so far. I know your probably going to take a breather on land for a while....but was curious...when does the next leg of the journey begin?

Mugdha said...

Congratulations !!
Are we invited for the Fremantle birthday bash ?:)

Vaibhav said...

Hi,
Congratulations! for achieving your first milestone!! We are daily reading this blog ever since we came to know about this fantastic mission. All the best for your next milestone!!Keep it up!! :)
Regards,
--vaibhav

SUBIR said...

Hi,

Congrats on successful completion of Leg 1.

Am still monitoring your progress very keenly, didn’t write as I was having a torrid time at the yard for the last few days. Good to know Ratnakar and the support team are reaching. As I write this Cdr Puranik is in South Block getting his deputation formalities completed. Figure it's simpler to go around the world in a boat than on a deputation with white passport!!!

My suggestion is to continue living like a sailor - as on the waves so on land, which I see that you are already doing !! I am told that South Australian or Tasmanian wine is great. Am sure you'll get it in the West too. Also some great sea food – home cooked – with rice.

Keep writing about your exploits even while in port. Get the boat really done up for the Southern Oceans.

There’s a travel book by John Steinbeck called “Travels with Charley” about his journey by road through America. The Charley here is a dog. Seeing your winged companion makes me wonder whether you should have taken a four legged or winged companion. Am sure it will still count as a solo-circumnavigation. Maybe you’ll get a parrot or an owl or something in Freemantle.

Take Care.

shantu said...

Heartiest Congrate!
Dear Cdr Dilip Donde,
Its highly proud moment for all the Indians, that you have successfully completed your first task. Happy Desera!!

Forget about media. They do not know what is to be covered. they go after TRP and thus forget the real HEROs.

Nishant Philip said...

One thing all the blog readers could do is send emails to websites of various news channels. If there are multiple emails, they are bound to hear us out...

prabirgoswami said...

Dear Dilip, was out of town and missed this historic achievement. Heartiest congratulations. Where to now? Will wait and watch.
As for today, as a NDA mate says, "Happy Bornday" God bless and all the best

Anonymous said...

Hey buddy ,have a very happy birthday and bend the elbow n straighten out something else!!!!!!!!!!!
Dhawan

chatty said...

CONGRATULATIONS...WE ARE SOO SOOO SOOOO PROUD OF YOU ...and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY....WISH WAS ELBOW BENDING WITH YOU BUT AM DOING THE SAME HERE.. NNNJAII AS THEY DO IN AUSTRALIA...WITH FOSTERS AND GET THE LADY IN SHAPE...FOR THE SOUTHERN TRIPS ..AS USUAL THE NEWS WORLD AND OUR OWN PR TEAM IS VERY VISIBLE BY THEIR SILENCE ...MAYBE THEY ARE BUSY WITH THEIR DASSERA PREPARATIONS....

tushar said...

Happy Birthday to you !

Tushar and all from Bhopal

sunil said...

Hi there,congratulations and wish you a very very happy birthday.as promised i have kept the beers for chilling here in Goa for your return.Looks like i will have to open a few to celebrate today, but dont worry, will replace them soon.With all the pitching and rolling i think u will find it dificult to walk straight on land.
Congrats and birthday wishes once again from Maria, Kabir and Anoushka too.Hopr u'll have fun when Mona and Ratnakar reach there.

Surabhi said...

Hey amazing!!!!!!!congratulations for completin your first milestone successfully!!!!

cloudburst said...

Hey... here's wishing you a belated Happy birthday....your first leg went good... congrats... enjoy the rest on land... take care... and CHEERS....

Vivekanand said...

Well in time to celebrate your birthday in Fremantle! Great ! Have a rejuvenating break !

Vivek, Sangeeta, Radha and Ankush

SUBIR said...

Hi Dilip,
Total silence - is the hangover still on.
Wake up and keep us posted.

pallavi said...

Hi Dilip

I was out of town, so could not write to you.

First of all Congrats for completing your first mission. May you complete all such other missions and return home safely.

Secondly wishing you a Happy DASERA !!May you over come all the Evil n come out Victorious!!

Wishing you a Belated Happy birthday,I guess your Birthday was filled with bash with a dash of whishy, wine, beer and -----!! ( Hope u have guessed )

I hope you shaved your white beard before you start.


Waiting for the lovely pics in Freemantle.


Take care an all the best.

SUBIR said...

HAPPY DUSHERA AND NEW YEAR. I SEE A CASE OF FAILURE IN COMMUNICATION.

Anonymous said...

happy dashera , from one shivajian to other.
subirs idea of charley is good. my onlyquerry is , though silly , how would you toilet train him on the boat. a bird would be a cleaner option.
have fun.
restore youre energy sources and recharge your grey cells.
all the best.
jitendra hazarey

pallavi said...

Hey

Where did u disappear ??

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Anonymous said...

hi sir, dedge here . good to see ur progress and ur writing makes me yearn to come and share ur experience , but then probably it won't remain a solo voyage :), so ...... BTW This monday took part in triathlon(800 m lake swimming, 14 km cycling and 05 km run). Did it in 63 min as against 1st chap(cadet) 52 min. that reminds me hope u r taking a dip in all the seas ur sailing through . OUR Best wishes are always there with u. TAKE Care