I am now about 2 years from retirement
and planning the next phase. Basically my hope is to make a 4 year circuit of the Caribbean
in about 3-4 month stages. I have chartered a lot and know that one thing I dislike is motorsailing into the prevailing wind
. I live in the West but will probably buy my boat on the East Coast
. So, given those facts here is what I have been thinking. Any comments would be appreciated.
Year 1. East coast
to perhaps Grenadines via Rt. 65. Then perhaps to Trinidad or ABC's for storage
Year 2. Make our way up the Windwards and Leewards. Storage
somewhere like St. Martin, Luperon, etc.
Year 3. Continue generally NW thru Bahamas
. Not sure where we would store that year. Perhaps southern FL and hope the hurricaine season is not too bad.
Year 4. Southern Fl to Rio Dulce or thereabouts. Maybe thru the Canal and store on Pacific side.
Year 5. Up to Mexico
or if the wife and I are still on speaking terms maybe the coconut run.
By then I would be 68 and who knows!