My route has come about to some extent on the dictat that I do not plan to fly anywhere; the shortest sea routes, therefore, being in the northern hemisphere, mean that I shall not be seeing friends in Australia or Chile; next time, maybe.
I reckon my route will be about 20,000 miles. I plan to do this is in 24 months, leaving me 3 months on my return home to re-acclimatise before resuming work.
This, then, is my proposed route. However, good advice seems to be that I should really go on the premise that there should only be 2 fixed things about it: the start location (home) and the end location (home); anything in between being totally flexible.
By the way, the green triangle in the Caribbean is a hoped-for side trip to sail, somehow or other, through the Panama Canal and to visit Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic ('cos that's from where my name came).
A significant number of people have expressed the idea of possibly meeting up with me at various stages of my route. With this in mind, I thought it might be an idea to suggest when I might, repeat MIGHT, be in country in particular months, as follows:
May: UK (6,7 (possibly 8) May - Bristol to Poole; Normandy, Brittany, northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela.
June: Mediterranean France and Italy.
October: Middle East
November: Middle East
January: Iran, Emirates, Oman
March: Nepal, Tibet
July: Alaska, Canada
August: Canada, USA - West Coast
Sept-Dec: West Coast
January-April: West Coast, Miami, (Panama Canal, Santa Domingo)
April-May: who knows?! Canaries? Morocco? Spain? Ireland? Hamburg? Southampton?
May: Almondsbury, Bristol, UK (ie. home sweet home again).