We are looking for suggestions for a good place to hang out on the East Coast
for about a month twice each year while my wife flies around the country for work.
Here's the deal:
My wife works part time giving educational seminars in November/December and in May. Her employer will fly her from any decent sized airport
in the US to the seminar location which can be anywhere in the US. She gives the 3 day seminar and flies back. She does 5 or 6 of these in May and again in mid-November to mid-December. The rest of the year we are free to cruise
Here's the plan:
Mid-November to mid-December - hang out at a marina or good anchorage on the East Coast
with excellent access to an airport
with a reasonable number of flights. Wife flies back and forth to seminars while the cat and I mind the boat.
Mid-December - Wife finishes last seminar. We scurry to Lake Worth
, wait for a weather
window, and go to the Bahamas
January-April - Cruise Bahamas
, drink Kaliks, and so on.
Mid-April - Return to East coast of Florida (via Ft. Pierce or St. Lucie maybe?) to hang out in a good anchorage or marina while wife does her thing during May.
JUne-October - Cruise Keys and/or East Coast, drink Coronas, etc.
November - Repeat.
So what we need is somewhere good to hang out while she does her flying around the country thing. A marina would be OK if it is not too expensive ($300 to $500 for the month would be tolerable) and they allow liveaboards for a month. An anchorage would be OK with good facilities like access to shore, no hassles from locals, access to drinking water
, etc. We will need EZ access to a decent sized airport because she will be traveling back and forth. Access to public transportation or a cab is important. Groceries, laundry
, etc within walking distance would be nice. It should be not too far (less than a week by sailboat) from Lake Worth/Ft. Pierce so we can maximize the amount of time in the Bahamas.
Anyone have any suggestions?