I would love your advice on getting aboard a boat leaving Australia
at the beginning of 2014!
I am currently planning my next big O/S trip and I want to do it all without flying. I am sailing and based in Fremantle, Wetstern Australia
and i want to begin my travels in early 2014. I am not locked to Fremantle and can travel to anywhere in Australia to get on board a boat. However, after researching my desired departure date I am concerned i am putting myself in the wrong season!
Ideally I want to get to South America
, but I know that the cyclone season lasts until April in the South Pacific
and also the trade
winds blow in the opposite direction. So I have opened up my criteria to sailing via South Africa
. Does the same cyclone season still apply when travelling from West Oz across the Indian Ocean
? And if so, when should i be looking at finding positions on boats and what are the best cities/ports to be looking at?
I have considered Cargos, but after getting some prices (much of which are more than cruises!) I am wanting to sail. Also, i like a challenge and working for my passage!
I was hoping you guys and your great amounts of knowledge could give me some tips and advice on how about i go about making my dream become a reality. I really don't want to give up on this, as every time i tell someone my plans and they tell me to "just fly there, it will be much cheaper!", my drive to do this grows!
Greatly appreciate all your help in advance!