S/V Lynx will be going all the way around the world, and then back around the Ring of Fire!
This is just a planned route, but repairs, weather, politics, and just our own choices will impact where we go and how long we stay at each location.
We plan to see a lot of unique places and cultures, as we sail S/V Lynx to faraway shores and amazing destinations around the world.
Each of the colored lines is a different year on our projected route; sixteen years all together. (See detailed years below)
Let's talk about our route projection. The first thing to note is that this is only one of many projected routes we have considered. This one assumes we buy the boat somewhere in the Caribbean or Florida, which is very likely. However, it is also possible that we might buy it elsewhere, like in the Med., the Society Islands, Australia, or even Thailand,
So, depending on where we buy the boat the route will change, though mostly the order of years more than the destinations we intend to visit. When you look at this projected route, just be aware that where we buy the boat will rearrange where we go first, etc. However, there are other factors that will determine the final route.
Besides where we buy the boat, the route will also change based on many other factors. These include pandemic closures, political changes, weather, and boat repairs. Finally, we must might change our minds as we actually sail S/V Lynx! Still, this is a good possible route and one we might follow (generally).
Year 1 is our shakedown cruise of S/V Lynx. We plan to complete the great loop of the United States. That way, if we still need to fix or change things, we have access to duty free, easy to get, parts and gear.
In year 2, we kick of our main voyage with a trip across the Atlantic, to Europe. We will spend time in Spain, France, England, Ireland, N. Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, ending in Cardiff for the winter.
We sail the western shore of Ireland and N. Ireland, then go through the Caledonian Canal, cross the North Sea and sail up to the Arctic Circle. Turning south, we sail in Norway, to Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium and winter in London.
Leaving England, we sail through the heart of Europe on the Rhine River, the Rhine/Main canal, and the Danube to the Black Sea. We sail through Turkey, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy Monaco, France, and the Canary Islands, crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean.
First, we sail the southern Caribbean islands and then to the San Blas Islands and through the Panama Canal. We stop in the Marquesas Islands, the Tuamotu Atolls, then the Society Islands of French Polynesia.
We now sail to US Samoa, then Samoa, turning south to the Kingdom of Tonga. Then west to Fiji. From there, we sail to Vanuatu, then New Caledonia, and down the eastern shore of Australia, where we will spend the summer in Sidney.
Now we sail north up to the Great Barrier Reef, continuing on out of Australia into Indonesia, and Raja Ampat. From there, we sail further north to the Philippines.
We sale around the Philippines and turn south and head for the Kimberly islands of N. Australia. From there, we cross to Indonesia, and then go on the wester shore of Sumatra to Thailand.
Leaving Thaland, we sail to Chagos Atolls and then to the Seychelles. We stop in central Africa, then sail to Madagascar and South Africa. We cross the Pacific, stopping in St. Helena, then reach Brazil. We also stop in French Guiana, Suriname, and end in Trinidad & Tabago.
We sail through the southern Caribbean islands and cross to Bermuda, then head across the pond to southern England. We keep sailing and go through the Wadden Sea, through the Kiel canal of Germany, then up to Sweden. Returning, we take canals and rivers through Germany, Holland, Belgium, and France, ending in England.
We head across the English canal again to France, then do the Britney Coast. We round Spain to Portugal, and then for Morocco. From there, we sail up the Mediterranean Sea, along the southern Spanish coast, ending in Barcelona for the winter.
We sail to Sardinia, then to Italy, and across to Greece. We reach Turkey and spend some time there, before going to Cyprus. Then we head for Crete, and cross to Malta before heading up to Sicily. We sail west out of the Med. to the Canary islands, then cross the Pacific to the Caribbean.
We start with Bonaire, Curacao, and Aruba, then go through the Panama Canal. We sail west to the Pitcairn Islands, then to the Gambier Islands, the Bass Islands, the Austral Islands, and on to the Society Islands. We take a trip through the Tuamotu Atolls and then back to Tahiti for the summer.
We sail to the Cook Islands, then to Niue, and on to Tonga, up to Wallis and Fortuna, then down to Fiji. Then we head north again, entering the Tuvalu Atolls, then sail to the Kiribati Atolls.
Now we sail around the Ring of Fire, going through the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Guam, Okinawa, Japan, past Russia to the Aleutian Island chain to Alaska. Then we head south to British Columbia, and on to the western coast of the USA. We continue down through Mexico and Costa Rica to the Panama Canal. Once through, we head up to Jamaica, past Haiti, to the Bahamas.
After touring the Bahamas, we head up the east coast of the USA all the way past Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. Then we take the Lawrence River south to Lake Ontario. We had out the Erie Canal to the US, and go down the intercoastal waterway to Florida, ending where we started, sixteen years ago.
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