The table below has our tentative cruising plan for the next four months. While the dates are somewhat tentative, you know me, I like sticking to the plan.
A few explanations about the below chart:
- The tentative arrival date is just that, but the departure date from the previous port can be derived from the required days (4th column) minus the arrival date. E.g. Departure date from GIB (Gibraltar) is 1 day before arrival at Rabat, so the 7th of November.
- 2nd Column, Type, “C” = Coastal cruising, “P” = Passage, i.e. No Stops.
Crew consists om my Hawaiian nephew Micah who has travelled with Dauntless since Ireland and is a very flexible soul and I.
We have others joining us for various legs, though at this time, it looks like I still would like to have a couple or one person for the passage from the Canaries to the Caribbean. If you think you have some interest in this, please email me, sooner rather than later.
I am excited about getting this new phase underway. So much of my time, my life, my adventures have been in Europe. I’m ready for a big change. It will take a year to get to Alaska and another year to get to Northeast Asia.
Dauntless is as ready as she has ever been. Unlike coming east two years ago, all is ship shape. Spare parts are stowed and organized, fuel tank vents are moved, paravanes are rigged to run more effectively and can be easily run much deeper if need be and the two air conditioning units are even working.
Here are the current winds for the mid-Atlantic. To get an approximate idea of the Dauntless’ route, visualize a line from the bottom of Spain to NE South America. Following winds or no winds. the se are the “Trade Winds” and are pretty constant all winter.
Windyty showing the Atlantic Ocean
Can’t ask for better than that.
We Be Ready.
|Tentative Arrival Date||Type of Cruise||Arrival or Departure Point||# of Days Rq’d||Current
|08-Nov-16||P||Morocco, Rabat, Mohamedia||1||4||0|
|22-Nov-16||P||Canaries, Lanzarote||2||3||1 or 2|
|26-Nov-16||P||Canaries, Gran||1||2||1 or 2|
|30-Nov-16||P||Canaries, west||1||2||1 or 2|
|19-Dec-16||P||Barbados||18||2||1 or 2|
|26-Dec-16||C||Grenadines, Carriacou, Grenada||3||2||?|
|01-Feb-17||P||Panama Canal, East||5||3||?|
|07-Feb-17||C||Panama Canal, West||3||3||?|