That’s a fairly loaded question. How much time do you have for me to answer? Short answer? Look at the map below. Long answer follows. Our travel plan was actually made for us when we chose to purchase our sailboat. Originally, we were looking on the East Coast with a plan to sail through the Bahamas, Caribbean and the places we have loved to SCUBA. Since those sailboats did not exist at the time or were sail worthy that we found there we continued our search throughout the US. SV Bella Nave was waiting for us in Poulsbo, WA. We changed our plan and direction of travel.
Our intended direction will be to leave from Washington, or more specifically Neah Bay, WA. Watching wind, weather, and tides we will head offshore in a similar fashion to the famous CoHo HoHo who will be following up on our stern. This time of year is best for traveling down the beautiful West Coast.
We may have an opportunity to meet up with John’s sister, Becky, in Oregon if we pull in for various reasons such as sleep deprived, need to fix something (“it’s a boat”). As I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her or her husband, this would be very cool. I have no idea when the next time would be! She has already informed us of the craziness about to ensue due to the Solar Eclipse of 2017. Thank you, no, but we should ahead of that happening. Not that I wouldn’t want to see it, just not with hundred thousand of my not so dearest friends.
The next stop would likely be San Francisco! San Francisco Bay! The Golden Gate Bridge! We understand this is a sailor’s bucket list item and of course we want to experience it. We will keep you posted if it is, indeed, as amazing as it is reported to be.
Our plan is to drop in on a dear friend, also refitting a sailboat, as we seemed to be a similar paths again after 15 years! So we may spend a week or so with Tony. If you are ever in California, specifically the Riverside area and plan on diving, look up Anthony Wiley’s SCUBA Locker.
Then it happens…… (Cue the Mariachi’s, bring out the tequila……) we will check in to Mexico! Ensenada, La Paz are on the itinerary as we prepare to check in and settle in for the next few months.