Year Five

Year 5

Year Five Itinerary

Below is a list of the major places we will visit during year five of our voyage.


France (ocean): Cherbourg, Isigny-sur-Mer, Ouistreham, Le Havre.
France (Seine River): Rouen, Port de Venables, Lieu de residence pour, Ile de la Borde, Petit bras de Seine, Etang des Mazieres, Chemin de Halage, Petit bras de Seine, Ile de la Borde, Parmain.

Leaving from Cherbourg, we sail around the coast to Le Havre where we have the mast taken down.  Then, we head up the Seine river toward Paris.  After staying in Paris, we reverse course, but will leave the Seine River to take the Oise Canal north, toward Belgium.


France and Belgium

France: Janville, La Chapelette, Seine/Nord Canal.
Belgium: Le Grand Large, Bruxelles, Antwerp, Veldhoven.

We head north, taking the Seine/Nord Canal toward Belgium, stopping in a few French towns along the way.  We cross into Belgium and stop at places like Bruxelles and Antwerp.  Moving on, we reach the border to the Netherlands.


Netherlands and Germany

Netherlands:  De Steeg,
Germany: , Duisburg, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Bonn, Frankfort, Wurzburg, Nuremberg.

We head for De Steeg, then take the Rhine river, upstream, motoring slowly.  The river runs 4 knots against us until we reach Koblenz, where it enters the Rhine Valley and then increases to 8 knots.  This section is the slowest part of this stretch and continues for 40 miles. It will take us 3 days running both engines and motors.  Once through, we reach the Rhine/Main canal, and get out of the current, now headed for Nuremburg.


Germany and Austria

Germany: Dietfurt, Westenviertel, deggendorf, Hutt-Siedjung.
Austria: Vienna

Finishing up our Germany stops, we reach the border into Austria and work our way to Vienna.


Hungary and Serbia

Hungary: Budapest.
Serbia: Novi Sad, Belgrade, Golubac Fortress, Iron Gate.

We now pass through the last lock until we reach the famous Iron Gate. We motor on to Budapest and then head into Servia to stop in Novi Sad and Belgrade before reaching the Iron Gate.



Vidin, Corabia, Ryahovo, calarasi, Poarta Alba, Tomis.

After an excursion into the Transylvanian Alps by car, we head further down the Danube, now motoring swiftly for the Black Sea.  When we finally reach Tomis, we put mast back up and become a sailing vessel again.


Turkey (Northern)

Istanbul, Marmara, Cardak, Canakkale, Guzelyali, Bozcaada.

We sail south in the Black Sea to the Bosphorus Strait, which connects from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara.  After crossing that Sea, we reach the Dardanelles Strait and pass through to the Aegean Sea.  We stick to the coast of Turkey, and turn south.


Turkey (Western)

Bademli, Cesme, Ephesus, Yalikoy, Bodrum, Buyuk Limani, Serce Limani, Marmaris.

Now sailing south down the western shore of Turkey, we stop in Ephesus to see the ruins, then head for Marmaris, in case we need some boat work.


Greece (Eastern)

Rhodes, Exo Vatni, Santorini, Naxos, Mikonos.

Clearing out of Marmaris, Turkey, we clear into the Schegen at Rhodes, Greece.  We then sail west to the Greek Isles, turning north at Santorini.  Then we head north for some scuba diving in Patitiri, then on into the North Euboean Gulf, through the bridge at Chalcis, then on down to Athens.  From there, we head west throuth the ancient Corinth Canal into the Gulf of Corinth and that takes us out to the Ionian Sea.


Italy (southern)

Messina, Naples, Rome, Sardina

We sail across the Ionian Sea to Sicily, stopping in Messina, then we sail the southeastern part of the Tyrrhenian Sea to Naples to see Pompei.  Next, we sail up to Rome.  We continue north toward Piza.


Italy, Monaco, French Rivera

Italy: Piza
France: Nice, Cannes, Marseille

Finishing up Italy, we stop in Piza, then sail west to Monaco before heading into the French Riviera.


Spain and Gibraltar

Spain: Barcelona, Ibiza

Running low on Schengen time, we still make stops at Barcelona and Ibiza on our way to Gibraltar, and out of the med. 


Canary Islands

Las Palmas

We make a provisioning stop at Las Palmas, the head out at the first weather window to cross the pond to the Caribbean.


St. Lucia / Martinique / Dominica

St. Lucia: Rodney Bay
Martinique: Ford de France
Dominica: Roseau

We make landfall in Rodney Bay after about sixteen days at sea.  Once we arrive, we will spend Xmas in St. Lucia.  Then sail north to Martinique for New Years.  Once we recuperate from the celebration, we sail to Dominica where we end the fifth year.


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