Upcoming Sailing Trip to Atlantic Islands

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln

Looking at the Atlantic Ocean and My Brompton Folding Bike at Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, USA

It looks this Saturday (May 27, 2017) is the day for sailing to Bermuda. We have been monitoring the weather. Our plan is to the Atlantic Islands: Bermuda (June) – Azores (July) – Portugal (August) – Madeira (September) – Canaries (October) – Cape Verde (November) – St. Martin (December) – Puerto Rico (January 2018) – Panama Canal (February 2018).

The first destination (Bermuda) is about 700 miles away. It will be about 5-6 days of sailing. We were told there are too many boats in Bermuda because it is hosting “America’s Cup Sailing Races” at this moment. In addition, there are other sailing races from the USA to Bermuda in June, especially in odd years. No problem! Like any adventure, we will deal with each situation when it arises.

For this trip, we think it is necessary to carry ‘Boat Insurance’. John hired a boat surveyor for inspection. The surveyor was amazed by the condition of the boat and told John ‘The boat is in excellent condition’. The surveyor’s comment didn’t surprise me at all because the preparation work for this trip was countless. All said and done, we know we did as much as we can. The rest depends… We want to be better to be lucky than good at preparation. Wish us ‘Fair Winds and Following Seas!’

Atlantic Islands: Routes to and from the Azores

North Atlantic Ocean Current

Ferry from Cedar Island to Ocracoke Island (Outer Banks in North Carolina); We took a break from ‘Boat Work’ and made a trip to Ocracoke (Pronounce Okra vegetable and Coke soft drink) Island.

John on Ferry Boat from Cedar Island to Ocracoke Island (2+ Hours Ferry Ride with Bike: US$3/One Way)

Beautiful Beach on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, USA

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