21 February 2012
The countdown has begun!
When we set out from Gig Harbor June 1st, 2009 the Galapagos Islands were the big goal. Now we are very excited to be getting close to departure day!
We hated leaving the beautiful Sea of Cortez and our good friends in La Paz behind, but we left knowing that once we are done with our long distance travels, we will return to the Sea aboard Cetus and enjoy it all again.
Everyone keeps asking us "after the Galapagos, what's next?" and we have to answer that we really don't know. For one thing we've learned in all our years of cruising is you just have to take it one port at a time. We have lots of ideas of places we'd like to see -- and we have two major choices in direction when we leave the Galapagos: Go west to the South Pacific or turn east toward Panama. There's pros and cons to both directions and we've decided we aren't even going to try to make that decision until we get to the Galapagos and enjoy those enchanted islands.
We will, however, be prepared for which ever way the wind takes us with charts and cruising guides for both options. So for now, we can just focus on the Galapagos trip and not muddle that planning up with questions about where to go after that. When its time to go, we'll know where we want to go.