we don't really have an "off season" but we do have times of the year when we sail less.
July and August are brutally hot during the day and there are ferocious thunderstorms in the afternoon so we do a few things to deal with it. 1. go sailing at night - it is a real rush to be out on the water at night in the summer. The water is calm and the temperature is perfect for a midnight swim. If we go out during the day we have to take the power boat
, with an extra quarter tank of fuel
, so that we can dodge thunderstorms. 2. Dive the springs - we head
inland where we have springs that are 73degerees all year round and are very refreshing in the summer. 3. Drive to North Carolina
and hang out in the mountains.
In January and February we have cold fronts that blow thru about once a week. So, when the winds are heavy out of the north I work on stuff inside the boat. The other part of the week, when the high pressure systems are dominate, is why all the tourists come here. The weather
is absolutely perfect then for sailing.