Looking for advice, war stories, etc, about a possible North Atlantic circuit. Doing some dreaming here, wondering what y'all think. Help work my imagination.
Last year I tried to make Greenland
from Delaware, solo on our 44' cutter
. That was too much for me alone. Too much boat, too cold. I got to Labrador and could not imagine coming back down the Labrador Current
on the way home. Mid June and the water
BUT... I have my 33' cutter
. And I'm getting wanderlust. So I'm thinking, Newfoundland
in June, up to Disko and back down the Greenland coast. Then across the pond, Iceland
? Faroese? Ireland
Leave the boat over winter, then next year Portugal
, Maderia, etc. ending up in Caribbean
Where to leave the boat? I ain't rich and don't want to fork out VAT or whatever. I know others who have done it, but not the particulars.
What about the Azores
? Maybe come back down to Newfoundland and then head
to the Azores
? And then......???
I'll have about six months each year.
Ideas welcome. What would you do and why?