We have signed on as crew to cross the Atlantic, sailing from Bermuda to Azores to Falmouth England. We will be sailing on “Larking About” an Island Packet 40 with the owners, John and Nancy. We are very excited to take on this adventure. After crossing the Atlantic, we plan to return to the Bay. We will then resume our first year of cruising, making the standard ICW (Intracoastal Waterway) run south to Florida and into the Bahamas for the winter. In the spring we will make the northbound run up the ICW like we did in 2008, enjoying the many wonderful towns along the way.
We are motivated by the Mark Twain quote used so many times in the boating world, but still worth reviewing…
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Map of Atlantic Crossing (click to expand)