Welcome to gone.world. This is the home of sailing vessel Humpback and its crew: David, Charlotte, Arthur, Theo and Hector. We blog mostly about each place we visit and our passages between them. Sometimes, we also talk about other things like babies and children on board, boat-schooling and boat maintenance.
In some ways living on a sailing boat full-time can be good preparation for restrictive ‘lockdown’ measures, as we have found during the start of this global pandemic.
Why is SV Humpback staying in Dominican Republic for an extended period, and what is lockdown during COVID like for its crew? Part 1 of 3.
Might be here for a while …
Stayed in a hotel to spend some time with uncle Gordon and auntie Sophie. Whale tour and waterfall. Like playing tourists :-).
Lovely beach for the kids, wildlife abounds, cheap data, boat maintenance. We like it here.
Beautiful sail, and best of all saw humpbacks on the way into Samana Bay! We all love night sailing.
Anchored well off the reef. Playground and shop as well as wonderful places to visit, but we didn’t spend long here as a weather window opened up.
Had the saildrive fixed (after waiting for a part). Excellent playground, nice anchorage, slightly awkward check-in.
Quiet bay when the cruise ships are not there. Short walk from the Atlantic coast, nice place.
Wonderfully muddy salt pond with innumerable birds and crabs. But, not much else to do for us here so we moved on.