Swingin' on a Star

Ship's log for the circumnavigating Saint Francis 50 catamaran, "Swingin on a Star".

01 April 2010 | Palau
13 July 2009 | Palau
05 July 2009 | Yacht Harbor
03 July 2009 | Peleliu
02 July 2009 | Palau
01 July 2009 | Two Dog Beach
30 June 2009 | Mecharchar
29 June 2009 | Mecharchar
28 June 2009 | Ulong
27 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
17 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
16 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
15 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
14 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
13 June 2009 | Ngerutable
25 May 2009 | Yacht Harbor
30 April 2009 | Malakal
29 April 2009 | Koror
28 April 2009 | Malakal
27 April 2009 | Malakal

Planning the Route

20 July 2006 | Southern California
Last weekend our friends the Mac Kenzies came over. Thomas and Emily have three beautiful and very smart kids. As we are hoping to have them visit often we spent some time imagining different routes to take around the globe and different places to visit. We will be "cruising", so other than knowing where we are in the present tense everything is always up for discussion. We do have a rough plan though. We will of course tune our thinking as we progress with careful consideration given to weather, civil unrest and prevailing conditions.

Our travel sketch looks something like this:

Fall/2006: Begin in the Bahamas and Florida area to break in the boat and finalize equipment

Winter/2006-7: Cruise the northern Caribbean
Spring/2007: Cruise the Leeward Caribbean Islands
Summer/2007: Cruise the Windward Caribbean Islands
Fall/2007: Cruise up the Caribbean coast of Central America

Winter/2007-8: Cruise Cozumel and Grand Cayman
Spring/2008: Cruise the Galapagos and cross the Pacific to French Polynesia
Summer/2008: Cruise French Polynesia
Fall/2008: Cruise western Polynesia (Rarotonga, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu & New Caledonia)

Winter/2008-9: New Zealand & Australia
Spring/2009: Soloman Islands, Micronesia & Guam
Summer/2009: Aoga-shima, Ko-jima, Kamakura, Nihon (Japan)
Fall/2009: Okinawa-jima, Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong & China Disneyland

Winter/2009-10: Philippines, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia
Spring/2010: Sri Lanka, Bombay & India
Summer/2010: The Maldives
Fall/2010: Seychelles, Madagascar, Africa

Winter/2010-11: The Red Sea, Egypt
Spring/2011: Cyprus, Turkey, Greek Isles
Summer/2011: Croatia, Italy
Fall/2011: South of France, Spain

Winter/2011-12: Morocco and the Canary Islands
Spring/2012: Portugal
Summer/2012: Western France and the UK
Fall/2012: Azores and the ARC (Atlantic Rally to the Caribbean)
Vessel Name: Swingin on a Star
Vessel Make/Model: Saint Francis 50
Hailing Port: Las Vegas, NV
Crew: Randy & Hideko Abernethy
About: Randy, Hideko and Roq
Home Page: http://swinginonastar.com
Swingin on a Star's Photos - Swingin on a Star (Main)
Selected photos of Swingin' on a Star at anchor.
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Created 18 September 2007
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Created 15 September 2007
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