“Once upon a time I got drunk and bought a sailboat from the bar maid in my favorite bar” seemed like an appropriate opening for my story since that is exactly how it all started. It ended with a 5 year sailing adventure that will take you around the circumference of the world using both hemispheres for a total of 33,194 miles of cruising through 23 seas and oceans, resting in 172 ports on 64 islands in 34 countries. I had the privilege to serve as the Master of the sailing yacht “MillenniumUSA” with 62 different crew members, men and women, (we even call our guests “crew” so we don’t have to pamper them) on different parts of this voyage. ‘Master’, may clearly be an exaggeration since, due to my liberal use of the traditional rum ration, I was neither forced to use the lash nor the plank to maintain discipline; just more rum! This is one part of a 10 part Series from my Book, “Pour me another rum – I’m going to sail around the world” “The Five Year Voyage”. It has been developed for those readers who wish to experience just a “taste” of the adventures of sailing around the world on their own yacht or for those who are interested only in specific parts of the world. So pour yourself a rum and climb aboard.
Part 1 - Pour me another rum - I’m going to sail the Shake Down Cruise in the Mediterranean Sea. Getting ready to Cruise: My Seven P’s - Passion, Planning, Purchasing, Possession, Provision, Preparations and Push Off.
Part 2 - Pour me another rum - I’m going to start the Round the World Voyage and sail the Western Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Part 3 - Pour me another rum – I’m going to sail the Caribbean Sea and visit the Turks & Caicos, Leeward, Windward, Virgin, San Blas and the ABC Islands and the Panama Canal.
Part 4 - Pour me another rum - I’m going to sail the Pacific Ocean and visit Galapagos, Marquesas, and Cook Islands and Polynesia.
Part 5 - Pour me another rum - I’m going to sail the South Pacific and visit New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
Part 6 - Pour me another rum - I’m going to sail Down Under, Australia and the Great Barrier Reef.
Part 7 - Pour me another rum - I’m going to sail the Java Sea and Malacca Straits to Bali, Burma, Singapore, South China Sea, and Phuket.
Part 8 - Pour me another rum - I’m going to sail the Indian Ocean and Red Sea and visit Sri Lanka, Maldives, Oman, Djibouti, Egypt and the Suez Canal.
Part 9 - Pour me another rum - I’m going to sail the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and visit Turkey, Greece and the Corinth Canal.
Part 10 - Pour me another rum - I’m going to sail the Central Mediterranean Sea, Malta, Tunisia and Southern Italy - Ending the Round the World Voyage.
Complete Book "Pour me another rum - I'm going to sail around the World" "the 5 year Voyage"
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