Velella's Drift

An account of Velella's voyage from Seattle to New York via Panama, 2009-2011


We intend to cruise the entire Pacific Coast of Central America and cross the Panama Canal in March. By June 1 we will have made passage through the Caribbean (West of Cuba) and made landfall North of Cape Hatteras on the US Atlantic Coast. However, we’re making no promises! If the weather would prefer that we hang out in the Sea of Cortez all winter, that’s what we’ll do. But here’s the intended itinerary.



  kathy cleary wrote @

first responder here..congratulations on your maiden of many..thanks for starting the blog..a great communication tool..your magic trip’s the mediocre poet once said…, mom

  Bob Mills wrote @

You go girl!!!

  Liz wrote @

Go Meggie! I love the blog! I can’t wait to see pics from your amazing adventure.

  Upgrades to Velella’sDrift « Velella's Drift wrote @

[…] Itinerary Page is now updated with a pretty little graphic of roughly where we’ll be […]

  stofnsara wrote @

Hi! Your sister directed us in your direction. We’ve bought a boat in La Paz and we’ll be arriving in the first week of Feb to start prepping her for a pacific crossing. It looks like you’ll have moved on from the Sea of Cortez by that stage… but I wanted to say hi anyway in case you ARE still around then and we can hook up for a drink and a chat about cruising đŸ™‚

Looking forward to following your adventures.


  CaptCleary wrote @

Hi saartjie, thanks for getting in touch! We’ll likely be down in Costa Rica by then, but who knows… Mexico makes me want to just relax all the time and go slowly. Good luck getting the boat ready, and congratulations in advance on casting off!

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