Status 237 days after departure

Posted on 26.02.2017 Comments Off on Status 237 days after departure
  • Distance sailed: 6941 nautical miles (12855 km)
  • Longest leg: Mindelo, São Vicente (Cape Verde) – Fort-de-France, Martinique; 2184 nautical miles (4045 km)
  • Countries: Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Cape Verde, Martinique (France), St. Lucia, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Grenada, Bonaire & Curacao (The Netherlands)  (= 12 + 3)
  • Crew members: Nina, Mikkel, Maimuna, Kristin, Matias, Preben, Rasmus, Alberthe, Mads, Grete, Andreas, Bo, Tommy, Mikkel (welcome back!), Susanne, Emil, Sabrina (= 16)
  • Best marina facilities: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, closely followed by Port Louis, St. George’s, Grenada (this one being way too fancy!)
  • Most simple marina facilities: Nazaré, Portugal
  • Most expensive marina: Port Louis, St. George’s, Grenada (414 DKK/night)
  • Cheapest marina: Fort-de-France, Martinique (101 DKK/night)
  • Most beautiful place: Turquoise waters in Bonaire
  • Less beautiful place: Port Louis Marina, St. George’s (too many superyachts)
  • Best decision: Sailing to Tobago Cays despite windy conditions (reward: sea turtles and wonderful snorkelling)
  • Best nature experience: Flying flamingos welcoming us to Bonaire
  • Best feeling: Reunion with family and friends in Martinique
  • Funniest moment: Ending up at Burger King to celebrate a successful Atlantic crossing (apparently too difficult for us to find the restaurants in Fort-de-France after many days at sea 😉 )
  • Most unexpected: A (longer than wanted) visit to Saint Elisabeth Hospital in Willemstad (Curacao), as a result of Henrik’s collapsed lung
  • Other long distance cruisers we keep meeting: Baroness (N), Anna Lisa (DK/S), Stroller (N)
  • Best home-made meal: Dorado cakes on the Atlantic
  • Best restaurant: The Yellow, Fort-de-France, Martinique