this is gonna sound soooo stupid...but we don't really know the formalities to go thru to get back into the USA after being gone on the boat 7 years. We didn't check when we left...we just wanted to get gone!!!
We hope to sail right into Jacksonville Florida
down the St Johns...don't even know if that's ok but it's sorta home...from the Med...if the Atlantic winds are kind. Easiest place I know to get into the east coast
. If we fly home a year. Is there something we can do to ease the process a bit early like fill out forms and all? We can't even remember Florida
as far as entry to the ICW
and I grew up there...maybe we better get some charts
out...we may need something further south...I remember the wind
often coming from the north in the winter.
I know to dump anything organic way out to sea safely and eat up the fresh stuff....and to be real honest and to drink up the tasty stuff in the Med. I know the USA likes to burn the trash...I almost got fined for not letting them do that in Puerto Rico
. I really don't want to bother with the Bahamas
or the Caribbean
...been there, done that...got way too many teeshirts...and they are all still NEW and unworn!!!
I just wonder who I should email
that I am on my way home finally. We are honest and only have a few token keepsakes...well a whole bunch of small cheap
things but no one would care but us...nothing valuable to the USA.
any advice??? At least it's not last minute as we usually do things!!! We plan to leave next year, this time...