September 15, 2008
Last Letter From Home


September 01, 2008
Saying Goodbye


August 15, 2008
The Circle Closes At Arue


August 01, 2008
Last Days In Rangi


July 15, 2008
The Road To Rangiroa


July 01, 2008
A Social Whirl


June 15, 2008
The Land of Men


June 01, 2008
Sweet Days in Hiva Oa


May 15, 2008
Homing In


May 01, 2008
A Perfect Day At Sea


April 15, 2008
Beating Across The Pacific


April 01, 2008
The Worrier Transits The Canal


March 15, 2008
The Boys And The Hunt


March 01, 2008
Sweet Landfall In Panama


February 15, 2008
Gloom in Cartagena


February 01, 2008
Connections With That Long-Ago Girl


January 15, 2008
Where the Boys Are


January 01, 2008
Life On The Hard


December 15, 2007
Last Letter From Vermont


December 01, 2007
The Final Countdown


November 15, 2007
Welcome Aboard Shangri-La


November 01, 2007
More Bad Dreams Than Good


October 15, 2007
When Our Systems Overwhelm Us


October 01, 2007
Shaking Off The Remoras


September 15, 2007
The Deal Is Done


September 01, 2007
The Search For Shangri-La


August 15, 2007
The Birth Of A Dream


August 15, 2007
Tania And Sons


August 15, 2007
About Tania


August 15, 2007
About the Family


August 15, 2007
About Shangri-La


August 15, 2007
Voyage Itinerary


August 15, 2007
Appearances


August 15, 2007
Tanias Books


August 15, 2007
Chartering With Tania


August 15, 2007
Voyage Itinerary

By Tania Aebi

Voyage Itinerary

Officially, the trip already started in St. Maarten, where Shangri-La was purchased, refreshed, and re-splashed after sitting for a year on the hard. From there, over April break 2007, we sailed her down to Curacao and hauled her out again at Curacao Marine. There she sat for the rest of the summer of 2007, including the bulk of hurricane season. Around the third week in September, 2007, I say goodbye to my house and fly back down to launch her one more time and start preparations for The Trip.

My boys and Grandpa, my father, will join me about 10 days later. Somewhere toward the end of the first week in October, we’ll be leaving Curacao for Cartagena, Colombia. My father will fly out from there and into another adventure for himself (for more about him, see www.ernstaebi.com) while the boys and I head for the San Blas Islands and on toward a transit of the Panama Canal.

Next — and some of these plans are tentatively dependent on how we’re doing with time — will come the Perlas Islands, Esmeralda, Ecuador, the Galapagos, the Marquesas, and on to Tahiti by the end of February 2008.

In Tahiti, the boys and I will be met by their father, Olivier. I will return home as he takes over parenting and the helm for the next five months as they cruise across the South Pacific to Northern Australia, arriving there by the end of July 2008. The way things stand today, my father will fly to Australia toward the start of September 2008 and sail Shangri-La across the Indian Ocean to where she began her life in Capetown, South Africa.

From there, who knows? Maybe I’ll bring her back across the Atlantic to the Caribbean alone, or with friends. Or maybe, my sister and her family will be craving a little adventure for themselves. Then what… sell? Keep sailing her around the Caribbean? Up to the East Coast and Newfoundland? Europe? We shall see. There’s a lot of water to cross between here and there.