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Sun December 5, 2010
Hi Neville and Catherine,

We have run across your blog and think it is just awesome. Phil Bonanza (My step Father said that lunch is on him at Bonanza’s when you get back to the states.) We are also going to post a link to your blog on Facebook.  

Have a safe journey, we will be reading. Michael


Sun November 14, 2010

Hello there! We are fellow Brewers boaters.  Just read your story in the most recent newsetter.  Just catching up.  We have a real admiration for your journey. 
You are truly living life to its fullest.  How exciting!  We look forward to monitoring your progress on your website.  Best wishes for a continued safe journey!


Craig & LeAnne Haba
Brewers Greenwich Bay Marina
Warwick, RI


Tue November2, 2010

Hi Katherine and Neville,
How are you doing? I really like how nice the beach looks and that motor boat is SWEET!!!!!! I'm so jealos I can't be there! Where are you going next?

Hugs and love,
Margot Buckey


Sat October 16, 2010

Hello Catherine and Neville,
We have been looking into your and Dream Time's homepage and your fantastic journey. Our interest for your journey was wakened by the fact that our boat also is named Dream Time and at a search on internet we found out about you. We bought our Dream Time in Florida 2005 and started our trip in may that year back to Sweden and Stockholm Archipelago where we crusing during the short summer period's up here on the latitude 60° N. Our Dream Time is a New Horizon designed by the late Vancouver designer Stan Huntingford and built by Formosa Boat Building Company 1983. Your Dream Time and our's have kind of same attitude, look for some pictures at our homepage,, unfortunately is the text only in swedish but there are some pictures there.
Congratulations to your very nice boat and to your new wonderful way of living.

Sail carefully - Ann-Charlotte and Bjorn on Dream Time


Wed October 13, 2010

Any chance of more Desktop Images. (please) My  favourites ‘Sailing South’ and ‘Caribbean Trades’; hard to choose between them.
Fantastic web site. Sincere thanks from the East Coast, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.


Fri September 24, 2010

Catherine and Neville, Thank you for your inspiration and willingness to document your journey.

Seeing and reading about your story has been one of the core drivers for me to unlock the box where I put my dreams of boats, oceans and warm sunny places; bringing them out into the light of day and committing to making them reality.  First was the plan with all its details but today the dream started to become real.  We are now the owners of a Cheoy Lee 47 Offshore Ketch.  She is in tough shape needing new electrical, electronics, deck, mizzen and probably more but the price was right and her bones are good.  My wife and I will be setting up a web site to document her restoration as well as what our future plans are.  As we continue to move down this path I hope you will take a moment to check out our website and share any thoughts you have.

In the meantime good sailing and fair winds

John B. Wanamaker


Tue August 31, 2010

Just found your site!  Looks great, love that frik’n boat! Have a blast.


Fri August 27, 2010

Wonderful pictures of your experience with the Rays. A bit tough to get away from the Tourist Boats (snorkelers) sometimes huh? Alas, this is the price we pay for glimpses of beauty in the wild.
I am new to your site and am very pleased to find it (thank Cruising World magazine).
Hope your winds are fair!
Mike Cornwall
Texas, USA


Thur August 26, 2010

Hi Neville and Catherine, I have read Dream Time twice.  You are living my dream and many others, I'm sure.
Good luck on your wonderful 2nd time around. Thanks for giving me something to dream about.

Best Wishes
Carmin Cimino
Waterford, CT
Sailing in Westerly RI


Thur August 19, 2010

I'm the new owner of an '85 Cabo 38 located in Rock Hall, MD.  I wanted to ask if you were happy with the Mermaid 12k BTU air you installed, how and where you installed it including the discharge vents and return air vent and if 12K is enough vs. 16K.  I plan on sailing to Bermuda in late summer/early fall of 2012 and will be learning the boat on the Chesapeake between now and then.  I will also most likely replace the orig. Westerbeke with a new Yanmar and want to know if you have any regrets with your choice when you repowered.  Enjoy your site very much, keep it up.

Best, Scott

Congratulations on the Cabo – welcome to the family!

We’re very happy with the AC unit (although we haven’t used it in the 3 years we’ve been cruising as we’re primarily anchored nowadays). We installed the unit in the starboard side aft floor cupboard in the main salon (you can see the brown intake vent in the pictures on: Its 12v, which has worked fine, and the discharge vent runs along the starboard side - there are three: one in the v-berth (the vent runs behind the head and under the sink), one
in the main salon on the forward bulkhead facing aft (behind the red cushion in the photos), and another vent in the quarter berth cabin, near the floor in the lower corner as you enter the cabin. The unit requires the three vents otherwise it freezes up.

The Yanmar was also a great investment. Although, to align the shaft properly with the new engine, we did use the old transmission, which we rebuilt, as the aft mounting brackets are attached to the transmission.

Enjoy the boat, you’ve made a great choice.


Sat August 14, 2010

You guys are supposed to be adventuring, not eating cheeseburgers whilst ogling mega-yachts!
From now on I want your blog entries to be chuck-full of terrible attacks by savage natives, unknown diseases that were miraculously cured by an intervening witch-doctor, sea creatures that had to be fought off with a fire axe ... stuff like that.

I have a suggestion: Make it up!

Love Ya!


Mon August 9, 2010

Kia Ora Catherine and Neville

What !!!  Are razor blades hard to get in Fiji or is it that you are still looking for the eye patch and parrot? Great to read of your adventures in the sun while we are totally waterlogged!

Fair winds and great sailing
Best regards


Wed July 7, 2010

Greetings from Dublin.
Congrats on reaching Fiji. Came across your site from reading article in YM. Very well written article. Now following you using Google Earth as reference.
Great site by the way and great photos.



Fri June 18, 2010
What a teaser! So close to REALLY setting sail, then mother nature says, “not so fast!” I guess safety first, right? I’ve been anxious to see you two set sail again,
so I can only imagine how READY you are. A little “trick” I’ve been doing to track you…using Google Earth, I just copy and paste the coordinates you so generously provide with your blogs, and I’m instantly  brought to wherever you are. Your extended stay in New Zealand has me strongly considering a vacation to that beautiful country.

Speaking of vacations, I just had to cancel our family vacation to Perdido Key, Florida due to the BP oil disaster. I fear the gulf coast, particularly the fragile coastal wetlands and marshes of Louisiana, will be impacted for years to come. I sickens me to see pelicans covered in sludge and dead sea turtles washing up on the beaches. Just wondering, has the spill received much media attention on your side of the globe?

Bon Voyage!

Craig J. Roper
Louisiana, USA )


Fri June 11, 2010

I read your article in July's Yachting Monthly and really enjoyed it. Having done one much smaller blue water sail - Australia to Papua New Guinea, it really bought back memories of non stop sailing. Your writing is really descriptive especially how the blue ocean gives you perspective on life and the natural order of things. I laughed out loud at the flying fish landing on top of you in your bunk - the same thing happened to me.

I see from your website you are now near New Zealand so many congratulations on crossing the Pacific - what an achievement for you and your wife.

Good luck for the rest of your circumnavigation and keep the articles coming!

Leeds, UK )


Tue May 11, 2010

Wow! Dunno what else to say. I’ve got a bit of a concentration problem about reading a lot of “we went and we did and had a great time etc. “ text, but having spent just 15 minutes cruising your site, all I can say is “wow”.

Your website is a visual treat to the eye, with enough bells and whistles to make it sleek but not one gimmick too much. Functional, beautiful and captivating.
Great photos. I hope you have to stamina to keep doing it.

Great Stuff, guys. All the best. Happy travels. Sail safe.

Lauri and Annina Strengell
s/y Aliisa, Cairns, Australia)


Wed April 28, 2010

Hi Catherine & Neville
I just loved the latest video you posted…the scenary is absolutely breathtaking….love that last beach shot with the sunset!
I also love following you guys around, hopefully Dream Time will be ready soon.
Its always an escape for me to see what you guys are up to while I’m working 9 to 5 at my desk, but I still like you anyway.

 Take care

Joanne & Mackenzie
(and Isabelle, a friend from the office)


Fri April 2, 2010

What a great site... and boat... and adventure... and story... and dream! We stumbled on your site and I immediately became TOTALLY engrossed.




Sat March 16, 2010

I have enjoyed reading you blogs and seeing your beautiful pictures. In your Mar 7th. blog you said Dream Time was out of water for paint touch-ups for a few weeks and you are off to So. Island to the ice fields.  Funny you should mention that because my husband and I are going to be in South New Zealand the last 2 weeks of April.  Sure would be something to cross paths with you somewhere around Queenstown or Franz Josef. I look forward to the possibility.  In the mean time Gods speed and travel safe. 



Tue March 14, 2010

You’re enjoying a most excellent adventure, although I am sorry to read about the blistering issues with the bottom of your boat. Good luck getting your boat squared away and underway again. 

Todd T. Taylor


Sat February 27, 2010

Congratulations on your enduring adventure. I have finally put your website on my reader this winter and am enjoying reading about your adventures (not that I enjoyed Catherine's trying to electrocute herself). Your website is spectacular! I haven't yet found one that compares.

Marnie & Jake


Mon February 22, 2010

You must be having too much fun, definitely well deserved, but some of us are missing you!!!!
What is the latest and greatest?

Mark A. Yelnick


Sun January 31, 2010

Hey guys, You should visit Whakarewarewa theramal village. I went their when I was in NZ and its remarkable to see how those people live in a thermal village. Have fun and good luck!

This is a quote that they have posted on the wall as you leave the Auckland airport, "Every flyer who ventures across oceans to distant lands is a potential explorer;
in his or her breast burns the same fire that urged adventurers of old to set forth in their sailing-ships for foreign lands."
- Jean Batten



Sat January 9, 2010

WOW! This is so cool!! I love it! Glad I found your site! I will be following your adventures!

Tracy (NC)


Mon January 4, 2010

YAY for the video! It is fab, can't wait for more. Happy New Year xxxxx

Tracey (New York)


Sat January 2, 2010

Love your new video clip capability!!! We can feel we are seeing it all with you without bouncing around too much.

Tom & Mili (Florida)


Thur December 24, 2009

I am relieved that you are happy and healthy again Catherine.  I also want to wish you both a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.  For over a year I have looked froward to reading your website and loved everything I saw.  When life was hitting me hard it always made me smile and feel good about life again, thank you for that.  I want nothing but the best for both of you and may all your adventures fullfill you in every way!!!!

Much love,

Mark Yelnick


Tue December 22, 2009

Hello, an article about your adventure on the web brightened a December day in Kansas.  I must admit being more than a bit envious.  Best wishes anyway!  



Mon December 21, 2009

Hey Kids ... It has been 2 weeks and this mainlander living vicariously through your life expériences are going thru major Dream Time withdrawl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mark Yelnick


Sat December 19, 2009

Hi Catherine & Neville, I’ve been following you guys around the world………..was shocked to read your shocking tale!
I really hope everything is fine for you guys. I admire you both! I wish you a merry Christmas & a happy new year

 Joanne & my Daughter Mackenzie (Montreal, Canada)


Sat December 19, 2009

Time just seems to be going by and here it is another Christmas Season again.  I read your December 6th entry and quite please that everything turned out all right with that electrical experience with the heat gun.  It seems as though you were quite fortunate.
Just to wish both of you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and safe and happy New Year.

The old salt in Cnnecticult.

Dick Sheehan


Sat October 10, 2009
Just wanted to let you know I love your blog and absolutely love all the desktop high resolution pictures. Keep them coming!

Stay safe out there



Thur October 1, 2009
Hey Kids,
I am worried about you and want to know if everything is OK. If you need anything, please let me know how I can help.

Sincerely, Mark A. Yelnick


Thur October 1, 2009
Susie, a co-worker of mine, and I follow your journey weekely and look forward to your updates and beautiful photographs from all of the amazing places you visit. We are hoping and praying that you guys are okay because of the recent natural disaster in the Pacific. Please let us know you guys are safe!
Take care!

Lindsay F. Terry and Susie Coley (Jacksonville, FL)


Wed Sepember 30, 2009

I know threre are tsunami warnings northwest of Nuie (location of your last blog), so I was just wondering if you are OK. My prayers to those lost and their loved ones, and for your continued safety.

Craig J. Roper (Lafayette, Louisiana)


Tue Sepember 29, 2009

I've been following you kids and wanted to make sure you were okay being 'close' to Samoa and the tsunamis.
 Sending positive thoughts, prayers and vibes. And, if I'm completely off base...have fun swimming w/the sea snakes in Niue! :)


Thur Sepember 24, 2009

I just wanted to let you know I used your photo of Dream Time in Bora Bora as my background on my computer at work and home.    It's awesome.   If you want to occasionally post more photos of your trip to use like that I'll be happty to use them.

I first read about you on an article & have been keeping up with your blog since then.   Damn I'm jealous! I've traveled alot with the Army but I've never made it out to the one place I've always dreamed about.....the South Pacific, where you're at now. I spent a year in the Indian Ocean working in various countries and it was the best experience of my life.

You've really helped inspire me to speed up my retirement plans (I'm 44) and have figured out I can totally retire in about 4 years.   My plan is to then travel internationally and live for extended periods in various countries.

You're living the dream!   And good for you for making it a reality, my hat's off to you.

Russ Harper (Atlanta)
Lt Col
U.S. Army


Tue Sepember 22, 2009

I love it!
Now I can look at your boat and wish I were as adventurous as you two.  I don't know the first thing about sailing and have a tendency to get seasick, but I love reading about your travels and looking at your beautiful pictures. You lead the life I'm sure a lot of us wish we could, but since we can't and we are stuck here in our little land locked offices we can do it vicariously though you

Stay safe and keep writing!

Kathy Colvard (Dallas, TX)


Wed Sepember 9, 2009

Hi! I had found your website 2 months ago and have enjoyed your travel journal and photos!  How lucky you both are to travel to these beautiful and exciting places.  Thank you so much for sharing your adventures…  it just makes my day when you make a post!

Stay safe!  Keep us updated!

Jana Johnson (Dallas, TX)


Fri July 14, 2009

Hi how are ya'll?  I know ya probably gets tons of emails a day so I'll keep this short.  I just saw your slideshow and article on ABC News website today (late to the party I know).  First of all the pics are amazing and it cant be all the camera's doing, love both of ya'lls writing style too.

Second of all Im probably not the first one to say how inspiring your story is especially during this recession.  Especially since I have always been interested in sailing (even though I dont know how to swim how strange is that lol) and basically your story is what I've always wanted to do but never realized it.

Jessica (New Orleans)


Wed July 29, 2009

I am so enjoying your stories and your blogs but this one is a reminder for me to try to carve out a life, someday.  I need to make a goal and carve out a little time, a couple years perhaps to have a life.  I envy your courage and wish I had just a bit!  You guys are a great story.

Best, Robin Sutton


Wed July 29, 2009

Hi Guys,

Loved, loved, loved your most recent journal entry.  Even though it just drove the dagger deeper with regard to my longing to set sail, Catherine your words did an excellent job capturing the essence of an amazing adventure. Kudos for _making_ your life extraordinary!!!  Tomorrow, I'll wake up and head to my office for yet another day of putting out fires that only seem important - that's not what life is about. 

Trade you places, Jeff


Wed June 24, 2009

I get excited everyday when I get to read your notes.  I love what you are doing and I hope you get to do it as long as you can.

FYI:  Black tip shark, if cleaned properly is DELICSIOUS !!!

Be Safe !!!

Mark A. Yelnick (Tampa, Florida)


Thur May 23, 2009

God bless you guys, amazing story. Good sail and I'm living my wish thru you guys....ahoy sailors!

Alexander Rosero Cortes


Thur May 21, 2009

Great website.  At 39 years of age and owner of a business, the first nautical mile of my adventure seems to be the most allusive.  Maybe that's what makes your story so inspiring --- you are living my dream. 

Jeff (Panama City Beach, FL)


Mon May 18, 2009 8:16 PM

I found your website while looking for Pacific crossings and have enjoyed reading your story. We are currently planning our Pacific crossing and I like finding out how you survived such a long journey. The whole process is very daunting, but reading your diaries and thoughts lets us know that it can be done. Perhaps we will meet you somewhere in the Pacific or in Australia which is our final destination and home. Wishing you all the best on the rest of your journey,


Garry, Lisa, Jacob and Anastasia (SV Biscayne Bay)


Wed May 3, 2009 3:24 AM

I stumbled across your website while i was confined to home for 4 months (recovering from an injury last summer 09) and have followed you since, and i just want to say hello from Vancouver, BC Canada. Love reading your posts.!!!!



Wed April 22, 2009 12:58 PM

Happy Earth Day!!! Your voyage is inspiring and very entertaining. I am an advertising major in the University of Florida, and love sailing. When I read your story I was so happy that maybe one day I can have my career and still be able to live my dream. Good luck with your transit through the Pacific! Keep up with the great blogs!


Arnoldo Arguello


Tue April 21, 2009 4:26 PM

The vast ocean around you has got to be daunting and I can only imagine the constant movement and having nothing on the horizon but more water is a strange sensation. Hang in there Catherine!!! Another bit of land will appear on the horizon before too long and imagine what that is going to feel like to drop anchor and stand on solid ground!! And in the meantime, you have the whales to keep your company!!!

Brittini Ellington


Fri April 3, 2009 1:58 PM

I've just caught up with your Galapagos adventures and found your photographs and descriptions and impressions to be outstanding. Will you be writing another book or submitting travel articles for publication when you return? Your quality is, I think, equal to some of the best articles in National Geographic. So many of us are enjoying your experience from the safety of our homes. Just wanted to let you know my 2 cents.


Mili and Tom Ryan


Tue March 31, 2009 4:04 PM

I check your website everyday in anticipation of what will happen next.  I love the pictures and the honesty in your hearts when you write about your feelings and thoughts.  Your journey is incredible and I cannot wait to do the same. If you are ever in St Pete Beach Florida, I always have room for you.


Mark Y.


Sun March 29, 2009 6:04 AM

What an amazing couple you are! Wanting to do something, having a dream and actually moving forward and accomplishing it! So many of us have dreams and things we want to do but waste our lives waiting for them to happen on their own. Before we know it, our lives are over.

That has been much of what my life was like, but I am now starting to live in the moments and make sure I'm present for every one. I used to sail and for the last 6 years or so have just gotten "too busy" to fulfill my dream of learning more and eventually crewing on someone's boat in the ocean, whether on a race or for fun or to move a boat from one place to the next, any excuse would be good. I've put that dream away for a long time now, making excuses, while my life has been quickly going by. This summer I'll be moved much closer to the Puget Sound in Olympia, WA, where I am going to find a sailing club who could use extry crew, relearn what I can, learn a lot more and follow my dream to sail in the ocean or the Inside Passage or anywhere I have the luck of being asked to go. No more excuses, I just turned 50 on Feb 1, 2009 and I don't want my life to be a series of regrets and lost dreams.

Good for you that you are living your dreams, I'm so happy for you. You are an inspiration to me. Who know's, maybe one day, we'll meet on the water!



Tue March 24, 2009 10:30 PM

Thanks for giving me and the opportunity to live vicariously through your adventure!  I’m inspired by both of you, not only for the truly amazing journey you’re making, but your dedication to it.  I’m also motivated by your business success, which has allowed you to follow this dream.

I’ve experienced sailing a handful of times - I lived in Gloucester, MA for a few years and I bummed rides on a couple boats.  The little time I’ve spent on the water only magnifies my admiration.

Thanks, thanks, thanks!

Jeremey W.


Sat March 21, 2009 4:38 PM

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know how amazing you are. My boyfriend and I have been thinking about doing this someday (but on a much smaller scale :-)
This is what life is all about -- discovering the world and being with the one you love! I will be praying for your safety. Thanks for the website.

Brittany G.


Thur March 19, 2009 12:34 PM

Good afternoon Catherine and Neville,

Well, I have wanted to write to you for quite a while now. I came upon your journey a few weeks ago when I did one of my quarterly searches on the internet for ‘sailing around the world’; which has been a dream of mine for about 20 years. I am ecstatic that you’ve made it to the Galapagos Islands safely… thank you for the 2 reports between your point of origin and destination … I don’t think I could have held my breath any longer ;) ;) (wink wink). Your pictures and personal descriptions are fantastic! You’ve been able to capture each experience into short paragraphs that have placed us all there with you. I appreciate you both for letting me be a part of your journey through your fantastic website/blog.

All I can say is thanks. Keep those wonderful blogs coming! My thoughts and safe wishes are with the both of you. Take care, smooth sailing and Godspeed,

Ron M. – Upstate New York


Tue March 10, 2009 1:16 PM
What an awesome picture you painted of your March 9th morning.  My grandson who is in college and I are keeping up with your voyage. What a beautiful "catch of the day"! For those of us who can never experience such a wonderful adventure ourselves, we can thru your eyes.  Thanks so much! Keep the Blogs and pictures coming! Have a great and safe journey!

Drake & Sandy – Alabama

Wed March 04, 2009 11:31 PM

Great to see you guys getting ready to make the big crossing. Having met you in Belize I have no doubt you are prepared and will be fine.
The site looks awesome. Catherine - big bonus on being in the middle of the ocean.. no jungle creepy crawlies! Have a great adventure.

Best, Scott & The rest of the S/V Island Time crew


Wed March 04, 2009 7:20 PM

My name is Lisa from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  I am reading your entries and am very excited for both of you.  I have been talking to my husband about one day
(in the distant) future buying a sailboat and sailing from the Gulf Coast to the Florida Keys.  Maybe not a huge trip compared to yours, but considering we don't even know how to sail, I think it's pretty ambitious.  Anyways, have a great trip...I hope to hear from you, but no big deal if I don't.  I will keep y'all in my prayers for a safe voyage. 



Mon 2/23/2009 7:17 PM
Just checked the web site.  Great job.  Have a ball in the Pacific!  We look forward to following your progress.

All the best, Jake



Sun 2/22/2009 12:16 PM
Hi Neville and Katherine, I was surfing on the web nothing to do this Sunday morning and I came across your information on the Web via ABC news website. I just wanted to say Hi and tell you how very very jealous I am of both of you, in a good way! Wow how exciting! I was particularly interested in your recent journey to Cuba.
I'm Cuban. I was born there, we exiled in the70's, I'm a proud Cuban American. I loved how you described every detail of the entry into the island. How you
understood what had happened there and what is going on today. I miss my family, very much. wish I could visit and they can come visit me as well.

Anyway, I am fascinated with your journey and  I am going to keep watching your journey. Be safe, god Bless you both and Happy sailing!

My best and warmest regards,
Alvy M.



Sun 2/15/2009 9:12 PM
Dear Neville and Catherine,

I was wondering what kind of advice you would give to someone who wanted to follow in your footsteps and travel around the world? As a young adult still in college, I feel that my resources and funds are very limited. I am ambitious though and growing up on Long Island I feel the call of the ocean. I do not want to realize too late in life that I missed out on all the big adventures I've always dreamed of. What would you say to someone such as myself?

Thank you,

Paul L.


Tue 2/10/2009 8:15 AM
I saw your web site. Impressive.  Good luck on your adventure.  God Speed.

Jim W.


Tue 12/23/2008 6:40 AM
Dear Neville & Catherine

Just had a look at your website to catch up with your travels.   It sounds like you've found a truly idyllic spot to spend Christmas - I could do with some of that right now.   It's looks and sounds beautiful.

Thought I'd drop you a quick email to wish you a Very Merry Christmas, and Happy, Wonderful, Smooth Sailing during 2009.  We'll be thinking of you as we raise a glass on Christmas Day.

With much love,

Karen & Steve

Sun 11/30/2008 10:12 AM
I think often of the two of you and your journey.  With the world condition as it is, I hope you take great care.  I think of the two of you as the bravest people I know.  Just a note to say I still follow you and your travels and envy you the wonderful opportunity your chose. It sounds as if you are both well and are still very enthusiastic about your journey.  God bless and stay well.

An old salt in Connecticut.

Dick S.


Sat 11/22/2008 11:39 AM
You certainly  seemed to have found your dream and are living it. If  you ever sail into Hilton Head SC or  Shelter Island  NY give  me a call. 

Best Regards,

Bob D.


Fri 11/7/2008 8:12 AM
I read with great interest Neville's trip up Pacaya, the volcano in Guatemala. I too walked up the very same volcano about 10 years ago, when I travelled around Central America, after leaving a teaching job I held in Colombia for a year. I was a tad aghast at Neville's very macho take on volcano-trekking!! Us women are up to the challenge too!!! Maybe as Neville lit a cigar at the top, I should've burnt my bra at the top and left a photo of the ashes there as a symbol of gender equality in such ventures? Just go a bit easy on the testosterone-fuelled descriptions next time maybe!!!! It is a beautiful place though and Antigua was ace.

Enough of the feisty reprimands (for now!!).

Keep going strong guys and we'll keep reading about it!!

All the best,



Sat 11/1/2008 11:45 AM
Cartagena, Colombia now I'm getting jealous!!  I love Colombia and everything it has to offer!!  Please eat ALOT of Colombian food for me, especially the fruits (specifically Papaya - I was not a big fan of this fruit until I had it in Colombia)!!!  Also have a shot of Aguardiente!  In Colombia please make sure you have small bills when your out shopping and DO NOT show that you have larger bills in your pocket. Thieves are all around watching you!! Stay in the Walled City...Please post lots of photos on your site from Colombia!

Have a safe journey and enjoy!!



Wed 9/24/2008 11:24 PM

Kia Ora

I wish you a fair sea and a wind at your back.  My step father sailed his 23 foot Trailer sailor from San Francisco to New Zealand  took him 8 months. Don’t forget to stock up on Sav Blanc and some good kiwi lamb when you get here.

All the best,

David D.


Mon 9/22/2008 12:01 PM
WOW…. I love your website! I hope you don’t mind if I direct a few other patients there if they are sailors?

I just wanted to thank you both for being such a fab couple of patients. You are who make my job great. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I am going to really enjoy watching your adventures around the world.

I also wondered if I could be cheeky and ask if you had any nice photos if I could use them for our charity calendar. We are hoping to raise money to support the Grace and Hope Foundation which was started by a close friend. 100% of the money raised will go to the children. (£5 per calendar)
We are trying to collect photos from clients who have traveled with a brief summary of the context it was taken in.
I would love to have you both featured in the calendar and if you want to raise awareness of your trip we can happily include your website.

Have a FANTASTIC time, and please do email any questions you have. It would be a pleasure to support you both.

Happy sailing, Jo 

Sat 9/13/2008 10:56 PM
in reference to your thermometer reading "HH" : I'm pretty sure this mens HELLA HOT! That's California for "holy *#@*! it's hot. Can't wait to find out where you are over the Xmas holidays. I was hipped to your venture from a fellow sailing student here in the SFbay area named John. He claims to know someone on board Dream Time. Anyone? anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Rock on and watch out for flying, blood sucking, tourist eating, venders selling hats and various meats on a stick. Keep your sails full and have fun!

Rob A.


Tue 9/2/2008 9:53 AM
I've just read 2 or 3 pages of your blog after weeks without checking it.  Wow, and whew!  First, I really want to compliment you both highly on your writing skills.  Flowing, descriptive, tongue-in-cheek, funny, and responsible in reporting the serious events--like the unfortunate break in and fatal stabbing.  And hot!  I can't imagine it.  Next I want to say I think you're doing a fantastic job of exploring and learning and making the most of the history, culture, and natural wonders of the countries you are visiting.  And you share it with us with a sense of humor and vivid description.  I'm enjoying it all.  Now I need to go back and read the adventures I've missed.  (Somehow my endless lists keep me occupied intead.)



Thu 8/14/2008 9:24 PM
Just read your blog of 8/10.  Unfortunately, we live in a world of haves and have-nots, and look like rich haves and easy targets to many.  Most of the people are happy and friendly and helpful, but you are venturing into parts of the world where there may be others looking to take advantage.  This is truly an unexpected tragedy.  I sincerely hope that you both are taking pains to remain safe from any two-legged predators.

All our best to you.

Mili and Tom R.


Wed 8/13/2008 3:49 PM

Hi Neville & Catherine,

Although I have not contacted you before we follow your travels constantly. Your news about the couple on a nearby boat being savagely attacked shocked us and we wanted to say how glad we are that you are both ok. I don't want to use up your valuable power supply so please don't feel the need to reply, just know that you are in our thoughts [and that I am living my dream vicariously through your adventures]. Stay safe and continue that dream.

Best regards,

Frank & Sue W.

Mon 7/21/2008 5:20 PM
Just love your postings.  And you’re both still smiling!  Wonderful.  What I can’t figure out is why you don’t appear to have gotten deep tans by now with all the time on the water and in tropical paradises.
Stephanie F.

Sat 7/12/2008 2:45 PM
Hi, you  world globe trotters . I have been following your successful and very interesting voyage. Your reporting is very warm and touching. Please keep up your great voyage. I am hooked.


Bob "Uncle Bob" Slocum


Wed 6/18/2008 9:56 PM
Hey guys,

Donna from Tampa here. We are drowning from the rain over here but we are thankful  for it. You two are so lucky to be able to sail around like you are doing. I am grateful to you to be able to look on the pc and follow along thank you! It's that time of year again time to hunker down for the coming storms and I see a couple coming your way already so please be careful out there OK. Keep the photos coming. I love it!
Thanks again,
Donna, Tampa FL


Fri 6/6/2008 8:15 PM
Hey Guys – Mio here, I just finally got seeing your site – I am so amazed, impressed, wow’d – what you are going through must be truly amazing, I read the blog about Cuba – great story, wow!  In any case, best of luck and enjoy every minute!

Best regards from NYC!


Thu 5/29/2008 1:13 PM
Are you guys being affected by the Pacific cyclone to your west?????


Fri 4/4/2008 10:25 AM

I have been tracking your travels and all I can say is...amazing. I love the open waters, but I always need to know that I can be back on terra firma within a couple of hours. Part of me is green with envy as I witness your journey through your photos and your blog, but I also know, as much as I love an adventure, I'm not so sure I would survive.

Catherine, hope you are healing quickly and thank you both for allowing us to share in this experience - even if from a dimly lit office in downtown Chicago!

Happy travels!

Lucy C.


Sat 3/29/2008 1:17 PM
Hello my friend i hope that everything is fine next to your family and friend, i hope your sail to mexico was well, I am writing you to know how things are, say hello to your wife.Thanks a lot for the drill and for the bread.was amazing meeeting you and i hope to keep in touch,write to me, I love you Carlos. Cuba.

Fri 3/28/2008 4:20 PM
Hi Catherine,
Sorry to hear you got sick on the boat.  Those bites are really serious.  I got bit last summer at the park and my ankles were swollen.  I couldn’t walk for a few days. 
I had to go to the hospital to get a tetanus shot.  Please make sure are in perfect health before moving on. 
Question:  How come you guys sailed over to Mexico?  That’s not on your ship’s voyage?  Just curious!!!
Feel better and hope to hear from you soon>


Fri 3/7/2008 8:58 PM
Neville and Katharine:

Just read your entry from Cuba......... Hope you two are doing well. If you sail to Puerto Rico, try and stop in at Vieques and then Culebra... You won't be disappointed... I lived on Vieques for 10 years.... I went to Culebra to get away from Vieques. Culebra was my favorite, it has 22 uninhabited islands around it... Let me know if your interested and I can give you more info...
Captain Joe

Wed 2/13/2008 6:36 PM
Dear, dear, dear  Catherine,
I am just an ordinary person from your past,  from boring NYC who admires you dedication, adventure and who is "sailing" together with Dream Time all over the world and see it through your beautiful pictures and reports. Let me tell you - I can't get enough of it. It's so wonderful and descriptive. Beautifully done. I was very excited to see your and your husband's pictures - always smiling and happy.
I wish you all the best in your adventure, which is your everyday life I guess, and hope, if you have a minute, to hear from you.

Marina M.


Thu 1/31/2008 3:02 PM
I love the website, Catherine and Neville.

Best to you,

Patricia B.


Tue 1/29/2008 9:20 AM
Come on already, when is the good stuff getting posted.  This is like reading a Disney book.  We want more of a romance novel.

Steven H.

Sun 12/2/2007 11:21 AM
Thanks for allowing your fans for living vicariously and for fueling dreams.  The plan, the craft and especially the crew are perfect. The weather cannot help but cooperate. Have a wonderful trip and happy holidays. Sincerely, Jim T. (eclipse)

Thu 11/1/2007 9:36 PM
hey guys
 been following your trip    big storm coming     i'm sure you heard     lots of wind and beach erosion hope you'll be ok    from florida ,   tampa    i know all about hurricanes      as we say here     hunker down      went  through andrew      looks like your having a great time     take care    love the pics

plant city fl. home of the strawberry

Tue 9/11/2007 12:30 AM
Neville & Catherine Hi,

I got to know about your world trip through one of my co-workers. I am from the India office and he had sent a link to your website. Although I don’t know much about sailing but it seems very exiting to know that there are people like you who are still ready to give challenges a go and enjoy life to the fullest.

I wish both of you have a great journey and if you touch India then you can surely contact me in Delhi if your stay is long enough.

So, wishing both of you a safe and enjoyable journey ahead.
(And yes!! Would love to see a lot more of your snaps at the places where you anchor...It would be exciting!!)

Best wishes,

Balvinder S.


Sun 7/8/2007 12:56 PM

I have a question that I feel both of you would be able to answer best. First, you need to know that my dream for about the last 6 years or so was to drive to every state in the US and spend at least a week in each place. (Hopefully go to at least 2 cities in each state.) I would live out of my car and such, but I am clearly not rich and don't have the money for food or all that gas. My plan didn't seem to have that much hope. The point of telling you that is that you are sponsored by Panasonic and I was wondering how you became sponsored and if they help you out a lot and such. I figured it would be worth a try because I still want to try and do it anyway.

Thanks alot,





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