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Tolimara: a sabbatical year in a Catana 47. Nice, don’t you think?

Published on 21 september 2017 at 0h00

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Our Atlantic circuit emerged little by little, through discussions as a family, among friends, and with the cruisers we met at the boat shows. We have to admit that we left with much greater ambitions in terms of stopovers and destinations, with among others, the Panama Canal, so we could go over to where people live upside down! On the chart, it’s not as far as all that, but that’s forgetting that we aren’t going by plane, but by boat…

We came back down to earth when we understood that to enjoy a round the world trip to the full, you need to take 2 to 3 years, or even more. We are therefore leaving for an Atlantic circuit (with a bit of the Mediterranean to start with). Our aim is above all not to rush, to stop when required to by the weather, our wishes or our encounters. After, we’ll see if our imagined route will correspond to our real one. ...

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