Re: Cruising vs. Voyaging
I think you can define the terms anyway you want, there are no generally agreed definitions. I also don't think that you need worry about fitting any preconceived categories. Just approach it in the way that makes sense for you. To some extent extended cruising involves making one trip and then deciding whether you want to do the next one. After our first winter in the Eastern Caribbean we were not sure what to do next. I gave my wife a list of eight options (including staying in the Caribbean, going to Europe, selling the boat, etc). My wife chose a circumnavigation to my surprise. Now that we are getting closer to finishing this, the question is back to what next? BTW, as we approaching South Africa June did mention that we had been to all of the continents except Europe and that did not seem right.
Heading back to Lake Ontario for this summer. Relatively few stops along the way from Grenada. Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin (must have something to do with the French food), then Bermuda, New England and up the Hudson/Erie Canal. We were going to go via Newfoundland and Labrador but June remembered that one of the kids is getting married this summer - details, details!