It's final I have moved to the Houston
area and am planning on sailing to Galveston for the new years eve. I have never sailed to Galveston and have only sailed as far as Redfish Island a few times. I've done plenty of sailing around the inner parts
of the bay and Clear Lake
for the last year and half while living in west texas
and coming down about once a month for long weekends.
I'm currious if anyone else is going to be in the Galveston Island area during N. Y. Eve.
I'm sailing a 33' Center Cockpit sloop
with 4.5' draft
and would also like any pointers on getting down there which looks fairly straight forward to me as I just need to be weary around the shipping
channel and the surrounding shoals and spoils of the shipping
channel on the way there. There is a site I look to there which says something about avoiding the "villages" on the other side of Redfish that I will give berth(what is that, I'm guessing its a buch of oil
wells and rigs?). Once near Galveston it looks like I will need to take a little more care to not go aground on the inside of the island. I've talked to Payco Marina and am going to call some of the other marinas
near UTMC to see about a two night NYeve trainsient slip. I would anchor
if it wasnt for the dog a 45lb heeler and no dinghy
yet(which will soon come and am going to have a canvas
sling made that will lift
him to and from).
Long winded but whats a sailor to do.
P.S. Somewhat copied from another site thread I started.