Neverland Journey

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
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

5 days in Mindelo

21 November 2019 | 16 53.4'N:24 595'W, Mindelo, Cape Verde
We are back under way but I will talk about that later. We were pretty beat up after the first leg of the rally because of the crazy wave patterns. The wind driven waves were coming from one direction and ocean swells were coming from about 90O. We never could find a good way to point the boat and we fell a couple times when a wave would hit the boat. During one of Monica�'s falls she bounced off the navigation table and landed against the stove on the opposite side. She bruised her ribs pretty good so we went to the clinic on Monday. We met several other rally folks while there with similar problems. At the clinic you prepay for the services. We paid for the doctor visit then visited the Dr. he prescribed some medications and an x-ray for good measure. Paid $60 for the x-ray then had a chest shot taken. The x-ray was the digital type and we left with a CD containing the picture. I took a taxi to the pharmacy, the first one was closed so he took me to a second one. The driver
waited for me and drove me back to the clinic. The full fare for the taxi was $3.00.
Tuesday we took a ferry to the adjacent island, Ilha de Santo Antao with a large group of rally goers. The tour took us from the south side across the mountains to the north side. South of the mountains was very dry with little vegetation. It was cloudy at the ridge so we couldn�'t see inside the caldera. The north side has luscious vegetation with trees and agriculture. The entire island was covered with the ruggedist mountain I have seen. The islands came up from the sea as volcano erupted. There was never a land connection with the continent of Africa so there are none of their type of animals. The guide said there are no snakes, rodents or any other such pests.
The marina constantly had a swell rolling in past the breakwater. The floating pontoons were difficult to walk on and the boats were constantly in motion. Many of us commented that we would be better at anchor in the harbor.
Neverland was the 80th boat to cross the finish line. All boats were given a handicap before the rally and the results were much different. There were 3 classes of monohulls and one class of multihulls. Neverland was in class 1C with a handicap of 0.809 putting her at the bottom of the list overall, the only way to go was up. After times were corrected for the handicaps Neverland found herself at 4th in class. The rally organizers didn�'t look at overall finishes but our corrected time put Neverland in 5th position overall, including the multihull class. The top finisher was a catamaran. All this really means is that the crews on the larger boats didn�'t sail them to their potential except the catamaran Minimole.
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