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

Agadir to Arrecife

27 October 2019 | 28 57.7'N:13 32.4'W, Arrecife, Lanzarote Canary
Mike
We topped up our fuel tanks at Agadir and pulled away from the fuel dock at 14:40 on Wednesday 23 Oct. As we headed out to sea again we were motoring due to the light winds. The wind built quickly so that by 16:55 we were hitting 6.7 knots under sail. Through the night we were sailing 6.5 to 7.5 knots with a double reefed main and half jib. The wind started subsiding by 05:00 on Thursday and by 13:50 we were down to 3.5 knots. I started the engine at 15:00 to charge the batteries and we continued to Arrecife, Lanzarote Canary under engine alone. The sunset Thursday evening was beautifully colored probably because of the desert dust in the air. Because we were so far ahead of schedule and the wind completely died, we slowed down so we could arrive after sunrise on Friday. We were tied up in the marina by 08:20 on Friday.

I took a few star sights with the sextant Thursday evening and the results were better than what I had done in the past. I still have difficulty finding the stars for the first sight of a series. After the first sighting it reappears in the sextant pretty regular.

So for this leg of 228NM we were 41h40m from fuel dock to tied up in slip for 5.47 knot average speed. The first 24 hours we covered 145NM.
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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