We left CT on October 27, 2008 and headed South, We stopped in Norfolk mid Dec and stayed there until mid Jan. We then continued South and ended up in Jacksonville
in March. We took our time, but it was without a doubt a rough, cold Winter. We saw ice in the Dismal Swamp, and had to anchor
in more than a couple of cold Gales. However, I would not trade
what we did for the world... Some times we would be held at anchor
(our new 65lb Supreme worked like a dream) for a couple of days due to Weather
, but again, we almost always anchored out, we loved it. We have a nice wood stove that kept the cabin
comfortable, the mornings were somtimes rough, but we had excellent sleeping bags and slept very comfortably. With this said, most people would not do it through the Winter, the nice thing, no crowds, we were basically by ourselfs the whole way down and we loved it.
By the way our Ketch
has an open cockpit
, had to dress warmly and we only traveled about 5 hours each day. But we were not in a hurry.