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

Surfin'

10 October 2019 | 30 25.30'N:9 37.06'W, Agadir Morocco
Mike
The winds started building yesterday afternoon and by nightfall we were sailing directly downwind with the waves in the same direction. We had the main with one reef on one side of the boat and the full jib poled out on the other side (wing on wing). During the night, with an almost full moon, the wind continued to build and the boat was handling it beautifully. Neverland�'s hull speed (theoretical maximum speed) is 7.2 knots. With the following waves we were surfing as fast as 8.4 knots and very frequently faster than 7.2 knots. At point I spent about 45 minutes in the cockpit enjoying the beauty of sail by the light of the moon. Conditions like this are always awe inspiring to me. All good things must come to an end. Two hours after Monica came onto her midnight watch the winds died completely. We rearranged the sails and ended up motoring the next 12 hours to get to Agadir.

After tying up in Agadir, the first order of business was customs and immigration. Three guys came to our boat for the formality, came aboard and sat at our table. One spoke very good English and the other 2 didn�'t. They each came from different departments like police, immigration and customs. All of them needed the same information and had their own form. So we got the same question 3 times each. The important one was do we have any weapons or drones? Anyway, it was quite humorous and we now have Morocco stamps in our passports.
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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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