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.
We enjoyed ourselves here, even if shopping wasn’t as easy as the chartbook suggested. Short post, many photos.
Difficult to find a sandy spot to anchor in. Looked beautiful. But the kids were too tired to explore and the weather was due to get worse, so we didn’t explore ashore much.
We got to swim with stingrays just off an uninhabited island. Enough said really – spectacular place, we wish we had stayed longer.
Clear water, plenty of space to anchor between the coral heads. We spent a few days here, particularly enjoying the museum.
Anchored here to check-in to Turks and Caicos at the comercial dock. Despite some challenges, enjoyed a walk around the beautiful salt pond nearby.
Slow but wonderful sail for our first passage in a year! Caught a Mahi Mahi (yum), and saw a whale breaching repeatedly on the way out of Samana. Great trip.
A long post, with many many photos, written at the end of our year in Samana.
Where will SV Humpback be spending hurricane season, and how have COVID restrictions impacted these sailing plans? Part 3 of 3.
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. Part 2 of 3.
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.