As it turns out, on a voyage like ours, the route isn't at all circular: It's much more like connecting a long series of dots. And so the line on our chart hopped from one dot-generally a cape or promontory, but sometimes an island-to the next. At the top of North America, we passed a glorified sand spit called Zenith Point, and off the bottom of South America. we enjoyed the single best day of the entire trip when we rounded Cape Horn. Along the way, on the eastern side of our big island, we negotiated Cape Cod, Cape May, Cape Hatteras, Cape Lookout, and Cape Canaveral, and once around the Horn, we knocked off many a waypoint familiar to U.S. West Coast cruisers, ones like Cabo San Lucas and Point Conception.