We are enjoying our new-to-us 2001 Bahia46 in the Caribbean
and intend to spend the 2012 hurricane
season exploring the US East Coast
(with two teens onboard). Currently waiting for a weather
window to make our next passage
from Puerto Rico
to Turks/Caicos. Starting to look at Florida
and Chesapeake charts
to plan our June-Nov adventures.
Can anyone please share local knowledge on best places (anchorages, mooring
fields, or marinas) since we can't pass under the typical 65-ft bridge height of the ICW
? For instance, if we are planning to cross the gulfstream from Abacos to Florida
, where can we park ourselves for a while within easy driving to Orlando? My guess is that most marinas
fields are not within our reach due to our 67-ft mast
And as we make our way further north, what's the best resource to use? We have signed up for Active Captain
and are using MapTech
ChartKits. There's got to be a way to cross reference marinas
, mooring fields and anchorages
with bridge clearance (I hope). I hear that Baltimore's inner harbor is a great place with easy access to trains into Washington DC
. Any suggestions of where to stay since we can't get into the inner harbor?
In fact, if you've got any favorite not-to-be-missed spots between Florida and Massachusetts
, please throw them our way...
Tom and Gail