When we bought Dulcinea we were in Thailand. Our plans were necessarily vague until the refit is complete. However, we had a distant ambition to sail the Indian Ocean to S Africa, then cross the S Atlantic, and pass through the Beagle Chanel into the Pacific Ocean.
In September 2012, Dulcinea sailed south from Malaysia via Singapore into Indonesia to pass through the Sunda Strait by the volcano Krakatoa, into the Indian Ocean. This kept us south of the equator and well south of any reported pirate activities.
Much of November was spent in the islands of Rodriguez and Mauritius. Then in December 2012, Dulcinea was left in the magnificent V&A WaterFront Marina in Capetown and we returned for a family Christmas in Canada.
In March 2013 Jan & Dave returned to S Africa. Manuel and the folks at Transnet arranged to lift Dulcinea on the Syncrolift at the Waterfront.
We met David & Mary Robb in Namibia and sailed/motored across the S Atlantic to St. Helena and Salvador Brazil.
Later in 2013 Dave sailed single-handed to Joinville Brazil, where some heaters were installed, and Doug joined the boat to sail down to Uruguay.
Early in 2014, Tom & Dave sailed the West Coast of Argentina to Ushuaia, where Tom flew home and Jan joined the boat for the Beagle Chanel, to Puerto Natales, and north to Caleta Tortel. Then Dave again single-handed Dulcinea to Valdivia, Chile, where she was laid up in the Club de Yates.
Now in the spring of 2015, we are ready to sail back into the S Pacific to explore Juan Fernandez (Robinson Cruso Island), Isla De Pascua (Easter Island), Pitcairn, and back into French Polynesia in the Gambiers.