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Old 09-09-2010
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Age and route

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Originally Posted by trisstan87 View Post
That is awesome man, congratulations. How old are you may I ask? What route will you take for your circum?
I am 62 and my wife is a bit younger (not allowed to say). We were going to start cruising about now but she got laid off from her job in NYC last April so we went cruising then instead. Went to Bermuda in May and then the Caribbean in November and decided on the circumnavigation since we really enjoyed our time cruising.

Our likely route for the first year (Nov '10 to Nov '11) is:
  1. Florida through Bahamas to San Blas Islands in Panama
  2. Through the Canal around the end of December
  3. To Ecuador; leave boat and backpack Ecuador/Peru for a month or so
  4. To Galapagos and then Easter Island, Pitcairn on way to French Polynesia (enter through Tuamotus)
  5. Through FP for three months (visa limitation)
  6. Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga
  7. To New Zealand for cyclone season

Plans after that are still a bit vague since we don't really need to have a schedule. We are investigating the possibility of cruising in China. A few offshore races go there but there is no mechanism for dealing with cruisers - you are treated like a ship and it is very costly and very bureaucratic.
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Back in the water in Grenada - with new main and #2 and cockpit canvas (Santa came early). Will spend the winter and early spring in the Caribbean and then head to Bermuda and the northeast US. Still trying to decide if we will bring the boat to Canada, either in 2015 or 2016.
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