This section, other than the first part about crossing to the Bahamas, has become fiction.
While we originally planned to pursue the itinerary below, we fell in love with the Bahamas shortly after arriving, and decided to spend the entire season there instead. Frankly, this took us by complete surprise, since we had spent a lot of time previously in the Caribbean, but never any time in the Bahamas. We had never warmed to the Caribbean at all, even though tons of other people really love it there. But in our view, the Bahamas is definitely not the Caribbean, geographically or culturally. We fell in love with it, and are pleased to have spent the last couple of months there.
We may pursue this itinerary in future seasons, or may instead cruise up the East Coast of the US, or perhaps something completely different. So, for now, it remains the one part of this web site that is fiction! I'm leaving it in here as a placeholder, or in case anyone else wants to see how we planned the route. -- Dan
Ft. Lauderdale to Golfito, Costa Rica, via
- The Bahamas
- The Cayman Islands,
- San Andres Island (125NM East of Nicaragua)
- The San Blas Islands
- Transit of The Panama Canal
We intend to cast off from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida a few days after TrawlerFest, which is January 25 - 29 2011.
Transit to Bahamas
We will cross the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas, and spend a couple of weeks there. Dan’s parents will join for the first week. Our intention is to test everything on the boat, with it in mind that if something isn’t quite right, we’re not really a long way from home and all the suppliers we’ve used in Ft. Lauderdale.