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the blue planet odyssey – what if?

Blue Planet Odyssey - Pacific Routes
Blue Planet Odyssey Routes

What a grand plan…the Blue Planet Odyssey. A 3-year rally to do good by the planet while cruising around the world. With the right planning and some good fortune, I could possibly join the rally somewhere, somehow…could I really? I would need at least a 40′ boat and ~23k registration and taking Jake would be non-negotiable. It would possibly mean changing my current plans which put me in the Mediterranean in March 2014 and with a cruising kitty for maybe one year. Would need to rethink my route, timing, and financials…

  • slow original plans for year, build the kitty, join the west coast start in late ’14
    -will it be worth the wait?
  • keep original plans, wander around Europe for a few months, join the start there in summer ’14
    -can I live at sea for 4 years?
  • get clever with planning and lucky with fortunes…
    -time to model new scenarios

I am excited to attend the seminar at Strictly Sail Pacific next week and get inspired.

Southern route – Pacific start

Vancouver (September-October 2014) – San Francisco – San Diego (November 2014) – Mexico (November 2014 – January 2015) – [Galapagos (February)] – Marquesas – Tahiti (June) – Tonga – [Bora Bora – Suwarrow – Tokelau – Tuvalu] – Fiji – Vanuatu – [Great Barrier Reef] – Torres Strait (October 2015) – Darwin – Indonesia – Singapore (January 2016) – [Thailand] – Andaman Islands – Maldives – India (February) – Dubai – Oman – Red Sea – Suez Canal (April 2016) – Mediterranean – Gibraltar (September) – Canary Islands (October-November) – Eastern Caribbean (December 2016-February 2017) – San Blas Islands – Panama (March 2017)

Southern route – Europe start

London (20 July 2014) – France – Spain – Portugal – Gibraltar – Morocco – Canary Islands (November) – Eastern Caribbean (December 2014-January 2015) – San Blas – Panama (February 2015) – [La Libertad (Ecuador)] – Galapagos (March) – Marquesas (April) – Tahiti (June 2015) – Tonga – [Bora Bora – Suwarrow – Tokelau – Tuvalu] – Fiji – Vanuatu – [Great Barrier Reef] – Torres Strait (October 2015) – Darwin – Indonesia – Singapore (January 2016) – [Thailand] – Andaman Islands – Maldives – India (February) – Dubai – Oman – Red Sea – Suez Canal (April 2016) – Mediterranean – Gibraltar (June 2016) – London (July 2016)

Southern route – Australia start

Sydney (August 2015) – Great Barrier Reef – Torres Strait – Darwin – Indonesia – Singapore (January 2016) – [Thailand] – Andaman Islands – Maldives – India (February) – Dubai – Oman – Red Sea – Suez Canal (April 2016) – Mediterranean – Gibraltar

Southern route – New York start

New York (October 2014) – Annapolis – Norfolk (November 2014) – Eastern Caribbean (December 2014-January 2015) – San Blas Islands – Panama (February 2015) – [La Libertad (Ecuador)] – Galapagos (March) – Marquesas (April) – Tahiti (June) – Tonga – [Bora Bora – Suwarrow – Tokelau – Tuvalu] – Fiji – Vanuatu – [Great Barrier Reef] – Torres Strait (October 2015) – Darwin – Indonesia – Singapore (January 2016) – [Thailand] – Andaman Islands – Maldives – India (February) – Dubai – Oman – Red Sea – Suez Canal (April 2016) – Mediterranean – Gibraltar

Southern route – Miami start

Miami (January 2015) – Havana – Jamaica – San Blas Islands – Panama (February 2015) – [La Libertad (Ecuador)] – Galapagos (March) – Marquesas (April) – Tahiti (June) – Tonga – [Bora Bora – Suwarrow – Tokelau – Tuvalu] – Fiji – Vanuatu – [Great Barrier Reef] – Torres Strait (October 2015) – Darwin – Indonesia – Singapore (January 2016) –[ Thailand ] – Andaman Islands – Maldives – India (February) – Dubai – Oman – Red Sea – Suez Canal (April 2016) – Mediterranean – Gibraltar