Well, I don't know about the wisdom part, but we are happy. Moondance is shipshape, fully stocked, and ready to go - we just aren't going - at least not yet and we are changing plans (again)!
|Sayulita beach bar|
For almost two years, we have been focused on sailing to the Galapagos, French Polynesia, and on to Hawaii.
This week, we discovered two things that made us change our route:
|Relaxing at the beach|
--This wasn't planned and has forced us to change our timeline and, unfortunately, cross the Galapagos off our route.
--Instead we will be sailing from Banderas Bay with the rest of the Puddle Jumpers at the end of March.
They are all headed to the Marquesas; our route will take us further south. The Gambiers are supposed to beautiful, remote, and unspoiled and that's just what we are looking for.
We both feel much better after making these decisions. Good thing cruisers are flexible!
Our new route - Gambiers,Tuamotus, Australs, and Tahiti - just in time for the Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous (sponsored by Latitude 38). I wanted to attend this amazing event anyway, so I am happy! We still plan to be in Hawaii from November through April, 2012.
|La Cruz Cemetery|
We are thinking of joining in on some of the festivities of the Banderas Bay Regatta (not racing Moondance for sure!).
We have friends participating, plus there are lots of social activities.
|Doug - stressed!|
We might do some inland travel...
We will probably do some sailing...
We have a few minor projects to work on...
And definitely more provisioning...
Plus, more seminars and Puddle Jump activities - there is always something going on, people to meet, and lots and lots of discussions.
We think our New Plan looks pretty darn good!