Neverland Journey

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
21 November 2019 | 16 53.4'N:24 595'W, Mindelo, Cape Verde
21 November 2019 | 16 54.5'N:25 00.4'W, Mindelo, Cape Verde
15 November 2019 | 19 26.3'N:23 04.3'W, Somewhere between Grand Canary and Cape Verde
14 November 2019 | 21 22.7'N:22 10.6'W, Somewhere between Grand Canary and Cape Verde
13 November 2019 | 23 16.8'N:20 00.5'W, Somewhere between Grand Canary and Cape Verde
11 November 2019 | 26 16.7'N:16 13.8'W, South of Grand Canary
10 November 2019 | 28 07.6'N:15 25.5'W, Las Palmas, Grand Canary
30 October 2019 | 28 51.1'N:13 47.7'W, Point Papagayo, Lanzarote Canary
27 October 2019 | 28 57.7'N:13 32.4'W, Arrecife, Lanzarote Canary
26 October 2019 | Morocco
10 October 2019 | 30 25.30'N:9 37.06'W, Agadir Morocco
09 October 2019 | 32 25.9'N:9 38.9'W, Off the Moroccan Coast
08 October 2019 | 34 10.8'N:8 50.1'W, Off the Moroccan
07 October 2019 | 35 18.71'N:7 12.18'W, Atlantic Ocean
05 October 2019 | 36 09.72'N:5 21.62'W, Gibraltar

Malaga to Gibraltar

05 October 2019 | 36 09.72'N:5 21.62'W, Gibraltar
Mike
We were successful at having our 21 kg of laundry cleaned, talking with the customs and police about exiting the EU and finished the small tasks on the boat. We slipped our dock lines in Malaga at 8:40 last night. Because Spain is on central European daylight savings time this was a short time after sunset. We motored thru the night and arrived 5 miles from Gibraltar at around 8:00 this morning (sunrise). We slowly passed in front of the rock knowing that the tidal flow was westward for a couple more hours. We noticed a school of tuna or something jumping out of the water as they were getting their breakfast where the currents crisscross at the mouth of the bay. Because of the currents and wind it was pretty rough coming in. There were several ships taking on fuel. I had never seen this process of using a small tanker moored alongside the large ship transferring directly to the tank. It seems the the specialty here is selling diesel fuel.

We stopped at the fuel dock to fill our tanks. We took on 202 liters (53 gallons) which is approximately 67% of our total capacity. I don�'t know the exact exchange rate on the card used but this works out to ~ $3.10 per gallon. Compare this to the 10 gallons I purchased at a gas station for ~ $5.28 per gallon. Our fuel gauges don�'t go to the bottoms of the tanks so we use fuel consumption and hours to determine where we are. While running on our front �"40�" gallon tank the engine died when I thought we should have been able to go another 16 hours. The front tank is at the bottom of the keel so the fuel pump must lift it about 5 feet. I think between the long lift and a dirty pre-filter the pump couldn�'t handle the suction and the engine shut down. Going forward I am thinking of using the aft tank which is at engine level below the cockpit and use my transfer pump to keep refilling it from the lower tank. Fortunately, our new Yanmar is very easy to bleed when I run out
of fuel or change filters.

We plan to leave at midnight tonight to pass thru the Straights of Gibraltar. This will put us into the Atlantic by daybreak. From there we are hoping for a lot more sailing time rather than using the iron ginny.
Comments
Vessel Name: Neverland
Vessel Make/Model: Allied Princess 36
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.
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-especially the eventual Atlantic crossing.
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