Here’s our proposed route for our ideal circumnavigation, a lofty goal, to be sure. Our itinerary has us leaving in November 2014 out of Florida and returning to the Caribbean around June 2016. Best laid plans… We created a course by taking the path of least resistance through the westward trade wind route, staying mostly in the tropics. The itinerary shadows the retreat of the tropical storm season in each region of the world, marked on the map.
Click on the map to enlarge. More details below.
Nov 2014 – Jan 2015: Miami to Panama
Feb 2015: Panama to Galapagos
Mar 2015: Pacific Passage, Galapagos to Marquesas Islands
April – August 2015: French Polynesia and South Pacific
Sept – Dec 2015: South East Asia
Jan – Feb 2016: Indian Ocean
March – April 2016: Red Sea/ Mediterranean*
May 2016: Atlantic Passage
June 2016: Florida / Sell our faithful vessel!
August 2016: Start teaching again in beautiful International School of Philenzublank!
*If the situation off the coast of Somalia doesn’t improve by January 2016, then we will need to make some alternations to our route. Like we said earlier, this is just our initial plan and will probably change several times in the next two years.
As you will have also noted, most of our time is dedicated to the South Pacific and South East Asia. This is an aggressive timeline, however, we are not planning to ‘see’ the world in this two year window. We are international educators and plan to be living abroad ‘seeing’ the world much of our lives. This adventure is about being on the high seas and the self-discovery that comes with it.
Come join us! This trip was dreamed up to leave room for our family and friends around the world to visit us along the way! Come do a passage, island hop, or meet us in a port city! Our itinerary is dependent on the winds, so your travel plans may need to be flexible, but we’ll make it worth your while with a cold beverage in the sun and shining seas! Email us if you have any interest in being a part of this adventure! We’ll even put your face on the blog!
Here’s our backup plan for the whole trip:
Plan B: Tour the Caribbean. If we’re short on time, funding, or Dramamine, we may end up cruising the Carib for a year before hitting the books again.
Plan C: Charter a boat in the Caribbean or South Pacific where we can’t get into too much trouble.
Plan D: Keep taking classes and help move boats in our off time and do this trip or similar later in life with kids or during retirement.
Plan E: Take an extended bath and slosh a lot of water around.