Friday, December 18, 2009
Panama Canal or Cape Horn
While sitting in the comforts of our apartment, it is easy to plot courses for our exploration. One of the early (as in within 2 years of setting sail) decision points is do we go through the Panama Canal or go around Cape Horn (Tierra del Fuego). The Panama Canal would be one heck of an experience, but it is costly and quite troublesome to get through when sailing a little boat like ours. On the other hand, Cape Horn is quite treacherous to round and with our limited sailing experience, it may be beyond our limits. So, what do we do? Well, we leave it up in the air. We do know that we want to go down towards the Falkland Islands, and we want to see the penguins in South Argentina. Maybe once we get down there, we can find a captain to help us round the horn. Or, maybe we will head back up North towards the canal and make the traversal. Ahh, it is niceness of deferring the decision until we are actually out on the water.