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Fire Adventure
(bike across Canada)

Water Adventure
(sail 'round the world)

Earth Adventure
(backpack the Andes)

Air Adventure
(to be determined)

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Elapsed Time: 16 Months
Hours at the Helm: over 1000
Nautical Miles Logged: approx 25,000

I began in the San Blas islands of Panama (on the Caribbean coast) on Dec 31, 2007 and proceeded to sail west through the Panama Canal. After many long passages (one taking 32 days), stunning atolls and Polynesian feasts, I finally arrived in Cairns, Australia on July 27, 2008.

On August 22, I passed through the Torres Strait, the channel of Australia's northernmost point, Cape York, thus entering the Indian Ocean. After bouncing and surfing through this trecherous ocean (often at speeds of over 15 knots) I rounded the Cape of Good Hope, also known as the Cape of Storms, arriving in Cape Town on November 22.

Setting sail on January 2, 2009, I began the crossing of the Southern Atlantic with a quick stop in St. Helena on the way to Brazil. After following the Brazilian coast, crossing the equator, and returning to the Caribbean, I finally sailed back to the San Blas Islands, completing a circumnavigation of the planet by sailboat on April 20, 2009.

Route / Itinerary
Jan 2008
San Blas Islands, Panama
Feb 2008
Panama Canal, Perlas Archipelago
Mar 2008
Galapagos Islands
Apr 2008
IN TRANSIT Galapagos to Marquesas
May 2008
French Polynesia (Tahiti, Bora Bora) and Cook Islands (Suwarrow)
June 2008
Tonga and Fiji
July 2008
Vanuatu
Aug 2008
Cairns, Torres Strait and Darwin (Australia)
Sept 2008
Indonesia (Bali), Christmas Island, Cocos-Keeling Atoll
Oct 2008
Rodrigues, Mauritius and Reunion
Nov 2008
Richard's Bay and Durban, South Africa
Dec 2008
Cape Town, South Africa
Jan 2009
St. Helena
Feb 2009
Brazil
Mar 2009
Windward Islands (Tobago, Grenada, Grenadines, St. Lucia, Martinique)
Apr 2009
San Blas Islands and Panama Canal
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