Neverland Journey

02 May 2021 | 20 57.4'N:73 40.7'W, Matthew Town, Great Inagua, Bahamas
22 April 2021 | 20 57.4'N:73 40.7'W, Matthew Town, Great Inagua, Bahamas
17 April 2021 | 20 57.4'N:73 40.7'W, Matthew Town, Great Inagua, Bahamas
16 April 2021 | 18 51.4'N:74 34.2'W, Windward Passage
14 April 2021 | 14 30'N:71 40'W, Caribbean Sea
22 December 2019 | 12 30.5'N:70 01.8'W, Oranjestad, Aruba
21 December 2019 | 12 25.5'N:68 43.1'W, north of Curacao
21 December 2019 | 12 47.8'N:67 36.2'W, at sea
20 December 2019 | 13 18.87'N:66 26.99'W, at sea
20 December 2019 | 13 36.2'N:65 20.6'W, at sea
19 December 2019 | 13 38.9'N:64 23.7'W, at sea
19 December 2019 | 14 01.9'N:63 01.2'W, at sea
18 December 2019 | 14 23.3'N:61 41.6'W, at sea
17 December 2019 | 14 30.2'N:61 05.3'W, Martinique
16 December 2019 | 14 26.5'N:60 53.1'W, St Anne, Martinique
12 December 2019 | 14 04.85'N:60 57.8'W, Rodney Bay, St Lucia
05 December 2019 | 14 10.9'N:56 24.4'W, 250 miles to go
29 November 2019 | 14 25.2'N:42 59.6'W, middle of ocean
28 November 2019 | 14 29.4'N:40.14.3 06.01'W, middle of ocean
25 November 2019 | 15 35.65'N:33 06.01'W, middle of ocean

Departure from Greece

06 August 2018 | 37 01.50'N:19 01.74'E, Ionian Sea
Mike
4 August 2018 �- The refit activities on Neverland were completed with hanking on the new mizzen sail and cover during the morning. I am tremendously thankful to all those that helped make it happen. I give special thanks to Ioannis, Michael and George for working so diligently to change out the engine and provide support for my other endeavors. It was a challenging engine swap that took a lot of time but it sure is nice to have the new engine with horsepower in reserve. We left the Kalamata marina just before noon after finishing all the necessary bureaucratic business with Customs and the port police. The light breeze was on the nose so we motored the 39 Nm distance to Methoni in 7 hours. We had anchored in this bay on route to Kalamata in 2015. It is still a great anchorage with its gently sloping sandy bottom.

5 Aug �- Raised the anchor around 10:50 and started our passage towards Sicily. Once again the light wind was on the nose so we motor sailed the first day and well into the night. Our first sunset at sea was a beauty and the stars were a wonderful sight since the moon didn�'t rise until after midnight.. We were able to identify Venus, Mars and Jupiter. It is great to be out on the boat knowing that all the new or refurbished systems work so well.

6 Aug �- The wind picked up during the night to about 10 knots so we are sailing without the engine towards our destination. The wind predictors indicate the winds will go to 0 before we get to Sicily but we have to wait and see. Right now all 3 sails are up and we are making 6 knots.

Kalamata has been a great place to store the boat during the off-seasons for the last 3 years. I was able to work on Neverland as I pleased but there was always help available when I needed it. We found the city is a real vacation spot for the Greeks. There is a small international population and there are enough people that speak English to help out. We will miss coming here.
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Vessel Name: Neverland
Vessel Make/Model: Allied Princess 36 1976
Hailing Port: Onancock VA USA
Crew: Mike Gould-Captain
About: Mike has been sailing since 1986. He has made trips from Virginia to Maine and back. Several trips in the Mediterranean. He has sailed other vessels in the open sea. In 2019 sailed 5000+ nm from the Med across the Atlantic to Aruba.
Extra: Monica has sailed alongside Mike during all these years. She has loved sailing and enjoyed every minute out on the open seas with Mike. She looks forward to more adventures as a sailing couple. In 2019 sailed 5000+ nm from the Med across the Atlantic to Aruba.
Neverland's Photos - Main
Sailing Kalamata, Greece and surroundings
16 Photos
Created 7 August 2016
Boat Trip 2015
5 Photos
Created 4 July 2015