Tuesday, January 14, 2014

One more week...

Only one more week to go before we set off back to Impetuous and we can't wait!

We've been working really hard for the last four months; visiting family and friends in England, stocking up the kitty and trying when possible to get our narrowboat more liveable.  Now we're ready to set off for our next chapter.

We fly from Manchester to Cancun, Mexico on the 21st January for an insanely cheap price, then we'll be catching local transport through Mexico and Belize to Guatemala.  Our excitement is mounting day by day...

So just to wet your appetite our brief intentions are;

Guatemala for around 6 weeks to build a table, hard dinghy and get started on covers, varnishing and sail adjustments...

Quick trip up through Belize with a friend who is visiting while the flights are still cheap...

Then on to Cuba....

Head back down via the Cayman Islands to Panama and spend some time in the San Blas Islands before going through the Panama canal...

Then we want to set out and off across the Pacific via whichever islands seem to suit along the way; Galapagos, Marquiesas, Tahiti, Tonga... then we'll want to choose a safe place for Impetuous to tuck up again, most probably either Australia, New Zealand or Fiji...

That's it, this is what we've been working for...


3 comments:

Mike Wagoner said...

Very exciting itinerary and really looking forward to enjoying the adventure through your eyes. I (Mike) went through the Panama Canal in about 1971 on a U.S. Navy ship headed for the South Pacific......... It was definitely one of the most exciting traveling experiences of my life.

Thank you - Mike and Ruby

Anonymous said...

Hi. Jen and I are the people who sold Piper's Dream to Chris and Jean maybe a hundred years ago and now we are truly looking forward to reading your blog. But the bits I'm most going to enjoy reading about re the bits dealing with the work you do on the boat (like building a dingy etc) so please don't stint on such things. Good Luck. Conrad

Conrad Jenkin said...

As a latecomer to your marvellous blog, I am reading it from the very start - and am loving every bit of it. But could you direct me to the bit where you must have been researching how to build a wooden mast, right through to the bit I have found (Feb 2013) where you are gluing it altogether; and Chris could give you my email address. Conrad Jenkin