Puakai and I are done here in south florida
. Time to weigh anchor
and sail into the sunset.
All the works done on Puakai and she is ready and itchin to make sail. Puakai is cutter
rigged now, she has a new betamarine 38, new through-hulls, new AGM
batteries(bank of 8) 4 Kyocera
135 watts solar panels
, new Kohler genset, schaefer marine
motorized boom furler
with a new set of Mack Sails
, new shrouds, stays, terminals, chain plates, turnbuckles, winches serviced, complete bottom job, and a new Sailor FB500. Bills all paid in full, cash in the sailing kitty in excellent shape!
Gracias a mis amigos cubanos en Isla Prohibida... lmfao!
Leaving wednesday for Isla Mujeres to begin my west to east circumnavigation
. I have already completed an east to west, so Imma going thattaway ,<------ this time.
Isla Mujeres-Cozumel-Belize City-Utila-Cayo Cochino-Puerto Castilla-Then it will be hugging the coast to the Coco River-Santa Catalina-San Andres-then the big jump to Colon and through the canal. A few day at Isla Flamenco-Taboga-Bona-Iguana(freakin awesome beach there), then the crossing to Galapagos-Hiva'Oa-then island hop my way to Polynesia-Cook Island-Niue-Tonga-Fiji-Vanuatu-San Cristobal. From here I havent decided which way to go. I have sailed between Australia
and New Guinea before, and I may decide to go the northern route
picking my way along the islands. Regardless, I will end up running along the coast of Sumatra then make the jump to Sri Lanka, then its the Maldives
. From the Maldives
, I want to go through the Suez and pop out in the Med out Gilbralter-Canaries-Cape Verde- back into the caribbean
. Will have to see if thats doable when I get there.
I have a 5 year plan to make the trip, and it starts in 2 days and change. Its been fun to hang out on y'alls forum. Now I am off to find the island of women. Got my new worldwide internet
installed, I'll keep in touch.....maybe
I think Bernard Moitessier said it the best, "I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth. A nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea."