Hello the community !
This is my second post after the one related to the prep of my boat
You will find it here
I'm now starting to think about the possible cruising routes and timing of the journey...
My goal is effectively to travel slowly from Australia
It seems that I have 3 main options.
Option1, go east crossing the pacific. It is apparently difficult according to the prevailing wind
. Without considering that it is a quite big step for a first long journey.
> I doesn't look to be the best choice.
Option2, navigate west, going through south east asia
, aden golf, suez canal
and mediteranean sea..
> This would be my prefered approach. But what about the piracy
in the Aden golf? Is it still current
these days ?
Option 3, Same as option 2, but instead of going through the suez canal
, go around Africa
> This is a quite long journey. And i'm a bit concerns about the weather
near the good hope cape.
Which are the option the "easiest" in your opinion?
Also, my understanding of the cyclone season is that
- From October to April is cyclone season for north part of Australia
and south east asia
- From April to december is cyclone season for Indian Ocean
I don't want to be under pressure to arrive in one spot because of the cyclone season that is arriving. The idea for me is to take time. If the cyclone season is approaching, I'm thinking about hauling the boat
out and put it on the hard
for the time of the season, and enjoy the place where I am visiting the country..
I would be happy to have your comments on this. Is it what people usually do ? Or does most of the cruisers leave the location during the typhoon season ?