Diana's planned itinerary 2022

(or: Seeing The World At 5 Knots)


The following is a preliminary plan for the next 18 months, including a singlehanded three-month trip south along the Intra-Coastal Waterway, to be funded via online/on-site consulting services, online sales of products, media publishing, playing music, sponsored YouTube channel(s) including video blog(s), and academic lessons (distance learning via video), for all of which the boat itself is both workshop/studio and marketing tool.

At many of these stops I’ll be conducting tours of the boat,  sales of t-shirts and books,  and speaking/consulting engagements,  which are the real point of the whole thing.

The boat departs with NO outstanding debt.  Fuel & mooring expenses = about $1600, already sorted.  Food & sundries for 100 days = about $300
(c/o Target.com).  Fresh produce is additional, acquired en route.   Income from the above should cover incidentals.  (This is still a ‘working retirement’ .)

More details on this will be provided as it unfolds.  All given below is subject to change, especially if due to working situations and promotional opportunities.  This is meant as a learning and teaching exercise after all!

March 2022

  • relocate self on board
  • finalize paint, bottom paint; test-run motor; more

April 2022

  • splash; rig tuning; canvas installed
  • testing/shakedown
  • day/weekend trips on Delaware River; practice anchoring and storm-sail sets
  • attend/work Annapolis spring in-water boat show

May 2022

  •  attend/work Kent Island boat show 
  • (pending work assignments) return through C&D Canal
  • Cape May NJ
  • Long Beach Island; Surf City
  • Barnegat Light; Toms River; Lavallette; Metedeconk River; Brick NJ

Summer 2022

  • NJ Shore and/or Burlington NJ
  • Philadelphia PA - fireworks display 
  • Camden NJ - WXPN music festival (conditions permitting)

August 2022

  • Camden NJ - IF we get a Jimmy Buffett concert(!)
  • depart for Florida; sightseeing; video blog; products and services promotion tour
  • Delaware City DE; C&D Canal
  • Worton Creek MD- visit friends
  • Annapolis - visit friends
  • Deltaville VA - visit friends
  • Historic Jamestown - tour Colonial Williamsburg
  • Portsmouth; start of ICW

September 2022

  • Dismal Swamp Canal; Elizabeth City NC
  • possible side trip to Hatteras & Outer Banks; conditions permitting 
  • Alligator-Pungo Canal 
  • Oriental, town dock - visit friends 
  • Morehead City & Beaufort 
  • Atlantic Beach 
  • Topsail & Surf City NC
  • Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach, Carolina Beach 
  • Bald Head Island, Cape Fear 
  • Wilmington NC
  • Southport

October 2022

  • Myrtle Beach SC
  • ‘the rockpile’ (ICW canal)
  • Georgetown
  • Isle of Palms
  • Charleston - visit friends
  • Edisto Island
  • Beaufort GA
  • Tybee Island - visit friends
  • Brunswick & St Simon’s
  • St Mary’s

November 2022

  • Fernandina Beach FL
  • Jacksonville - seek work here
  • Green Cove Springs
  • Palatka
  • Nashville TN (fly) - visit family
  • Burlington NJ (fly) - visit family (Thanksgiving) 
  • Palatka FL (drive van south)

December 2022

  • Atlantic Beach FL
  • St Augustine - seek work here
  • New Smyrna Beach - visit friends; seek work here; some condo shopping
  • Titusville - seek work here; some condo shopping
  • Merritt Island - seek work here; condo shopping
  • Melbourne - seek work here; condo shopping
  • Vero Beach - visit friends
  • Port St Lucie & Stuart - seek work here; condo shopping
  • Hobe Sound
  • Delray Beach
  • Fort Lauderdale - visit friends; seek work here
  • Burlington NJ (fly) - to visit family; Christmas
  • Fort Lauderdale FL (fly; or ride with friends) - celebrate NYE

January-February 2023

  • cross Gulf Stream to Bimini (pending weather window and availability of crew)
  • sail Bahamas
  • Eleuthera - seek work here; real estate shopping

March-April 2023

  • sail Bahamas
  • Turks & Caicos Is. 
  • Provdenciales - seek work here
  • begin collecting SS pension

May 2023

  • return towards Florida in advance of storm season
  • condo shopping

July-August 2023

  • settle on condo; arrange move of stuff in storage from NJ to FL
  • St Lucie Canal; Okeechobee
  • Fort Myers & Cape Coral - visit friends
  • Port Charlotte - visit friends
  • wait out storm season on W.coast; possible trip to Tampa & St Pete Beach

October 2023

  • return to condo; haul boat for maintenance

November 2023

  • (probably) return to Bahamas for more cruising ...
Simple as all that!



- JC2