The Bucket List

Everyone has a bucket list, and I have two – one that is water-based and one that is not. In this case, we’re really only concerned with water-based trips, since that is the focus of the site.

  • ABC Islands  partial completion 2015 (A-C), completed 2017 (actually sailed A-C-B but I’ll take it) – as far south as you can get without being in South America. Lovely islands, we’ll have to return.
  • Alaska (planned completed 2018) – needs two or three trips to cover everything, I think. This was Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway – some short port visits, but got a taste. Plus, saw glaciers.
  • Around The World – scheduling is an issue, looking at three+ months or more, and usually only offered once a year – at the start of the year.
  • Erie Canal cruise – I have it mapped out somewhere, just need to find the time (self-drive boating cruise)
  • European River Cruise – many options, need to check the water levels first, or you may get an expensive bus tour
  • Freighter Cruise (wife has no interest, so scheduling this is tricky)
  • French Barge Canal Cruise – why not sail on a boat you can out-walk?
  • Mississippi River Cruise – probably need to strike oil first
  • Panama Canal (planned 2019 2020 completed 2022 – sorta) – full or partial transit, this seems really hard to schedule, and it tends to be very expensive (Canal charges.) The 2022 cruise sails to Panama but not into the Canal, we transited two locks in the Canal on a smaller boat.
  • River Shannon tour on LeBoat (self-drive boating cruise)
  • Transatlantic – have now completed multiple crossings, including Southampton – New York, the “real” crossing (as close as I can get to my grandad’s crossing to America from Ireland)