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Currently in Mazatlan, MX, heading South. Plan is to leave MX NLT end of March, down to Costa Rica, then on down to Panama, and through the Canal.

Depending on some personal issues, we may continue on fairly rapidly, planning on spending a little time in Bocas del Torro, and San Blas Islands, MX, then up to Florida by 1 June.

Alternately, if we don't have to get back to the States, we may spend longer on the Caribbean side of Panama and depart from there for Florida after November 1st. We haven't decided yet if we're going to go East or West around Cuba.

Either way, we're looking at around 4000 nm with side trips, 620 or so engine hours, and about 1650 gallons of diesel.
It's now April 6, and our plans have changed a little. We completed our trip down the coast, and transited the Panama Canal on 19 March. We are currently in the San Blas Islands on the Caribbean side of Panama, awaiting a weather window to head to Florida. We plan on going from here to the Cayman Islands, (603 miles, about 3 1/2 to 4 days), then either directly to Florida, around the West end of Cuba, or first to Isla Mujeres, MX, then on to Florida from there. The "Personal issues" above have been resolved, and we've purchased a house in Florida . . . actually, we've purchased a dock (well, actually THREE docks) that come with a house! Docks are fine, but house needs some updating, so the plan is to spend the (hot, muggy) summer working on the house, then head to the Bahamas in early November for maybe 6 weeks, then back to house for Christmas, then back to Bahamas for several months.
 

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Lavrio, Greece > Piraeus > Ionian > Italian coast to Toulon, France for the winter.



Westward is for sure, but the route above is only tentative at this point. To be researched further and decided upon later in January. Our long-range goal is be back at our home harbor in southern Sweden by the end of 2025.
This has been significantly revised. New plan:
Lavrio, Greece > Piraeus > Ionian > Albania > Montenegro > Croatia > Slovenia > Venice > Truck transport from Venice to Genova & re-launch > Toulon, France (for the winter)
 
This has been significantly revised. New plan:
Lavrio, Greece > Piraeus > Ionian > Albania > Montenegro > Croatia > Slovenia > Venice > Truck transport from Venice to Genova & re-launch > Toulon, France (for the winter)

We are doing roughly the same route, only coming from Kos and after Venice going back down again to Preveza. When are you going to be in Venice ? We are aiming for 20 July (festa del Redentore).
 
We are doing roughly the same route, only coming from Kos and after Venice going back down again to Preveza. When are you going to be in Venice ? We are aiming for 20 July (festa del Redentore).
Interesting! We are booked in Venice at Santelena Marina in Venice 3-8 September.
 
By that time we will be heading South, to Dalmatia again, but if you happen to be somewhere near the Kornati in mid August, we could make it a TF meet up.
 
if you happen to be somewhere near the Kornati in mid August, we could make it a TF meet up.
This could be quite possible. I am working on the detailed itinerary now. Will let you know how it looks when finished.
 
Being able to get out of Baltimore Harbor.

John
 
Plan A: My wife and I will be arriving Spanish Ontario by truck on July 15. Then after we launch and provision we will begin our first cruise in this area. We are naturally super excited about it and trying to learn as much as possible about navigating the North Channel Islands. Jobs pending: replace the hatch I destroyed on the freeway ( forgot to latch it.) Install new AirHead toilet. Install solar panels. I also need a dinghy.
 
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