Saturday, October 2, 2010

Upcoming Big Voyage.... getting close

It is just amazing how quick the summer has gone. In just over 2 weeks I will be heading to Ft. Lauderdale to kick off the next big adventure. My plan is to rent a vehicle and to drive to Ft. Lauderdale (about 1000 miles) to avoid the pain of airlines and baggage restrictions. I will hopefully see some friends before my sailing on the 22nd. This should be an interesting first 2 ½ months just bouncing around the Caribbean, just what the Beach Bum ordered…. In the meantime I have been busily planning, packing and taking care of tasks here at home that need to be handled. I am more than ready to get this baby underway….. If anyone has any suggestions as to what I should see or do along the way, let me know.
FRI 22OCT10 Sail from Fort Lauderdale, 5:00p
SAT 23OCT10 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00a 4:00p
SUN 24OCT10 Sea Day
MON 25OCT10 Frederiksted (St. Croix), USVI 10:00a 7:00p
TUE 26OCT10 Basseterre, St. Kitts 8:00a 5:00p
WED 27OCT10 Kingstown, St. Vincent 10:00a 7:00p
THU 28OCT10 Bridgetown, Barbados 8:00a 5:00p
FRI 29OCT10 Castries, St. Lucia 8:00a 4:00p
SAT 30OCT10 Philipsburg (St. Maarten),9:00a 8:00p
SUN 31OCT10 Sea Day
MON 01NOV10 Sea Day
TUE 02NOV10 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 7:00a 5:00p
WED 03NOV10 Nassau, Bahamas 7:00a 2:00p
THU 04NOV10 Sea Day
FRI 05NOV10 San Juan, Puerto Rico 10:00a 8:00p
SAT 06NOV10 Gustavia (St. Barts), France 9:00a 5:00p
SUN 07NOV10 Roseau, Dominica 8:00a 5:00p
MON 08NOV10 St. John's, Antigua 8:00a 5:00p
TUE 09NOV10 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 8:00a 5:00p
WED 10NOV10 Sea Day
THU 11NOV10 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00a 4:00p
FRI 12NOV10 Fort Lauderdale, 7:00a 5:00p
SAT 13NOV10 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00a 4:00p
SUN 14NOV10 Sea Day
MON 15NOV10 Road Town (Tortola) Virgin Is. 11:00a 8:00p
TUE 16NOV10 Gustavia (St. Barts), France 8:00a 5:00p
WED 17NOV10 Fort-De-France, Martinique 8:00a 5:00p
THU 18NOV10 Bridgetown, Barbados 8:00a 5:00p
FRI 19NOV10 St George's, Grenada 8:00a 5:00p
SAT 20NOV10 Sea Day
SUN 21NOV10 Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles 8:00a 5:00p
MON 22NOV10 Willemstad (Curacao), Antilles 7:00a 11:00p
TUE 23NOV10 Oranjestad, Aruba 8:00a 5:00p
WED 24NOV10 Sea Day
THU 25NOV10 Sea Day
FRI 26NOV10 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 7:00a 5:00p
SAT 27NOV10 Nassau, Bahamas 7:00a 2:00p
SUN 28NOV10 Sea Day
MON 29NOV10 San Juan, Puerto Rico 10:00a 8:00p
TUE 30NOV10 Gustavia (St. Barts), France1 9:00a 5:00p
WED 01DEC10 Roseau, Dominica 8:00a 5:00p
THU 02DEC10 St. John's, Antigua 8:00a 5:00p
FRI 03DEC10 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 8:00a 5:00p
SAT 04DEC10 Sea Day
SUN 05DEC10 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas1 8:00a 4:00p
MON 06DEC10 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 7:00a 5:00p
TUE 07DEC10 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00a 4:00p
WED 08DEC10 Sea Day
THU 09DEC10 Frederiksted (St. Croix), USVI 10:00a 7:00p
FRI 10DEC10 Basseterre, St. Kitts 8:00a 5:00p
SAT 11DEC10 Kingstown, St. Vincent 10:00a 7:00p
SUN 12DEC10 Bridgetown, Barbados 8:00a 5:00p
MON 13DEC10 Castries, St. Lucia 8:00a 4:00p
TUE 14DEC10 Philipsburg (St. Maarten), AN 9:00a 8:00p
WED 15DEC10 Sea Day
THU 16DEC10 Sea Day
FRI 17DEC10 Debark Ship Fort Lauderdale, 7:00a
SAT 18DEC10 Fort Lauderdale
SUN 19DEC10 Sail from Fort Lauderdale, 5:00p
MON 20DEC10 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00a 2:00p
TUE 21DEC10 Sea Day
WED 22DEC10 Willemstad (Curacao), Antilles 1:00p 11:00p
THU 23DEC10 Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles 7:00a 4:00p
FRI 24DEC10 Sea Day
SAT 25DEC10 Sea Day
SUN 26DEC10 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 7:00a 5:00p
MON 27DEC10 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00a 4:00p
TUE 28DEC10 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos 12:00n 6:00p
WED 29DEC10 Sea Day
THU 30DEC10 Georgetown, Cayman Islands1 8:00a 4:00p
FRI 31DEC10 Costa Maya, Mexico 10:00a 6:00p
SAT 01JAN11 Sea Day
SUN 02JAN11 Debark Ship Fort Lauderdale, 7:00a
MON 03JAN10 Fort Lauderdale
TUE 04JAN10 Fort Lauderdale
WED 05JAN11 Sail from Fort Lauderdale, 5:00p
THU 06JAN11 Sea Day
FRI 07JAN11 Georgetown, Cayman Islands 8:00a 5:00p
SAT 08JAN11 Sea Day
SUN 09JAN11 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica 6:00a 5:00p
MON 10JAN11 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal 5:00a
MON 10JAN11 Exit Panama Canal Balboa 7:00p 7:00p
TUE 11JAN11 Sea Day
WED 12JAN11 Manta, Ecuador 5:00a 5:00p
THU 13JAN11 Sea Day
FRI 14JAN11 Callao (Lima), Peru 10:00a
SAT 15JAN11 Callao (Lima), Peru 10:00p
SUN 16JAN11 Sea Day
MON 17JAN11 Sea Day
TUE 18JAN11 Sea Day
WED 19JAN11 Sea Day
THU 20JAN11 Easter Island, Chile 8:00a 5:00p
FRI 21JAN11 Sea Day
SAT 22JAN11 Sea Day
SUN 23JAN11 Sea Day
MON 24JAN11 Sea Day
TUE 25JAN11 Sea Day
WED 26JAN11 Papeete, French Polynesia 7:00a 6:00p
THU 27JAN11 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 7:00a
FRI 28JAN11 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 3:00p
SAT 29JAN11 Sea Day
SUN 30JAN11 Rarotonga, Cook Islands 8:00a 5:00p
MON 31JAN11 Sea Day
TUE 01FEB11 Alofi, NiueNUALF 7:00a 2:00p
WED 02FEB11 Sea Day
THU 03FEB11 Nuku' Alofa, Tonga 9:00a 5:00p
THU 03FEB11 Cross International Dateline
FRI 04FEB11 Sea Day
SAT 05FEB11 Sea Day
SUN 06FEB11 Auckland, New Zealand 8:00a
MON 07FEB11 Auckland, New Zealand 5:00p
TUE 08FEB11 Tauranga (Rotorua) New Zealand 7:00a 7:00p
WED 09FEB11 Napier, New Zealand 12:00n 6:00p
THU 10FEB11 Wellington, New Zealand 8:00a 6:00p
FRI 11FEB11 Christchurch (Lyttelton) NZ 7:00a 7:00p
SAT 12FEB11 Dunedin (Port Chalmers) NZ 8:00a 5:00p
SUN 13FEB11 Oban (Halfmoon Bay), NewZealand 8:00a 4:00p
MON 14FEB11 Fiordland Natl Park Eastbound 8:00a 4:00p
TUE 15FEB11 Sea Day
WED 16FEB11 Sea Day
THU 17FEB11 Hobart, Australia 7:00a 11:59p
FRI 18FEB11 Port Arthur, Australia 7:00a 6:00p
SAT 19FEB11 Sea Day
SUN 20FEB11 Sydney, Australia 8:00a
MON 21FEB11 Sydney, Australia 2:00p
TUE 22FEB11 Sea Day
WED 23FEB11 Sea Day
THU 24FEB11 Cairns, Australia 7:00a
FRI 25FEB11 Cairns, Australia 3:00a
SAT 26FEB11 Sea Day
SUN 27FEB11 Madang, Papua New Guinea 12:00n 8:00p
MON 28FEB11 Crossing the Equator
TUE 01MAR11 Sea Day
WED 02MAR11 Koror, Palau 8:00a 4:00p
THU 03MAR11 Sea Day
FRI 04MAR11 Sea Day
SAT 05MAR11 Manila, Philippines 8:00a 6:00p
SUN 06MAR11 Sea Day
MON 07MAR11 Hong Kong, China 7:00a
TUE 08MAR11 Hong Kong, China 10:00p
WED 09MAR11 Sea Day
THU 10MAR11 Sea Day
FRI 11MAR11 Phu My, Vietnam 6:00a 6:00p
SAT 12MAR11 Sea Day
SUN 13MAR11 Singapore 7:00a
MON 14MAR11 Singapore 3:00p
TUE 15MAR11 Sea Day
WED 16MAR11 Sea Day
THU 17MAR11 Sea Day
FRI 18MAR11 Cochin, India 10:00a 8:00p
SAT 19MAR11 Sea Day
SUN 20MAR11 Mumbai (Bombay), India 6:00a
MON 21MAR11 Mumbai (Bombay), India 5:00p
TUE 22MAR11 Sea Day
WED 23MAR11 Sea Day
THU 24MAR11 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 8:00a
FRI 25MAR11 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 1:00p
SAT 26MAR11 Muscat, Oman 9:00a 11:00p
SUN 27MAR11 Sea Day
MON 28MAR11 Sea Day
TUE 29MAR11 Sea Day
WED 30MAR11 Sea Day
THU 31MAR11 Sea Day
FRI 01APR11 Safaga, Egypt 7:00a 11:59p
SAT 02APR11 Sharm el Sheik, Egypt 6:00a 5:00p
SUN 03APR11 Aqaba (for Petra), Jordan 6:00a 11:00p
MON 04APR11 Sea Day
TUE 05APR11 Enter Suez Canal at Suez 6:00a
TUE 05APR11 Exit Suez Canal at Port Said 6:00p 6:00p
WED 06APR11 Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt 7:00a 10:00p
THU 07APR11 Sea Day
FRI 08APR11 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey 8:00a
SAT 09APR11 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey 5:00p
SUN 10APR11 Piraeus (Athens), Greece 7:00a 5:00p
MON 11APR11 Sea Day
TUE 12APR11 Naples, Italy 8:00a
WED 13APR11 Naples, Italy 5:00p
THU 14APR11 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 7:00a 8:00p
FRI 15APR11 Sea Day
SAT 16APR11 Cartagena, Spain 8:00a 3:00p
SUN 17APR11 Cadiz (Seville), Spain 10:00a 11:00p
MON 18APR11 Sea Day
TUE 19APR11 Funchal (Madeira), Portugal 5:30a 3:00p
WED 20APR11 Sea Day
THU 21APR11 Sea Day
FRI 22APR11 Sea Day
SAT 23APR11 Sea Day
SUN 24APR11 Sea Day
MON 25APR11 Sea Day
TUE 26APR11 Debark Ship Fort Lauderdale, 7:00a


Anonymous said...

I've always enjoyed your pictures and maybe can offer a tour option. On a cruise to Barbados we booked a snorkeling tour with Silver Moon. their limit is 12 passengers and it was a great day. They also pick you up and drop you off at the pier. Something to check out. Am looking forward to again traveling the world through your eyes.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lot of beach! My daughter, son-in-law and myself did around SA in 2008. We did an off beat day trip in Manta, Ecuador, but felt it was one of our more interesting days. Here is a link to my daughter's blog of our
Maybe you'll find it of interest.

Mary said...

Sorry to hear about the cancellation. But things happen...
Are you going to be on the Amsterdam the whole time or several ships?


Anonymous said...

Hi Jeff- A wonderful shore excursion in Dominica is a tour to see the indigenous indians. My husband is an Amerindian from South America. He enjoyed this tour immensely even getting up to dance on stage! I wish I could attach a few pictures. Enjoy being a beach bum!

All the best- Kathy

whitey said...

Like the beach bum part.
We enjoy the same beaches so no suggestioins as your going there anyway LOL.
But we did meet on a fantastic whale watching tour in Dominica.

Anonymous said...

For Papua New Guinea, no place to see so much as another blog full of fantastic pictures of the area by Jan Messersmith. Madang- Ples bilong mi. I think that is the name of it. He takes some great diving pics!
Can't wait to start seeing the daily photo updates of your trip! Sorry about Albuquerque...I was looking forward to those!

William said...

Hi Jeff,

We continue to enjoy your terrific journal and photos. You asked for recommendations on your upcoming trip, and based on limited experience, my favorite Caribbean beach is Trunk Bay, Saint John USVI. It is just a 30 minute boat ride from St. Thomas and the island is basically a national park. What I like are the three levels of beauty, snorkeling in a coral reef, a nice small beach cove with small coral islands that you can swim out to, and beautiful mountains looming in the distance.
You might like to know that I recently caught up with some friends from the 2010 voyage on the Amsterdam. Stan and Peg sat at the dinner table next to us (behind Sandy and Grace) and went with you to the Galapagos. They live in Florida, are FSU fans, and Carolyn and I tailgated with them when Wake Forest played in Tallahassee. Have a wonderful voyage and we will be enjoying the trip vicariously.

Bill Gooden

guy said...

sounds like a fantastic trip. I'm jealous. What is it 3 months before you leave for the grand voyage? Looking forward to the pics.
guy from st augustine

Anonymous said...

My dear friend,
you're only in the 7th day and so far the photos are AMAZING (as usual...)
I hope you'll have a wonderful time!
take good care,
miss you much