Wait a minute, back to the OP, Maine
is "paradise." Their slogan is "the way life should be," and to many it is right up there with the top cruising destinations in the world. If you have the time, I would suggest giving a northern trip some serious thought, but not this year--it is too late in the season to be sailing across the Caribbean
. One contrast that many on here sound like they would appreciate is the near total lack of crime to worry about. Many Mainers leave their boats unlocked, year round, whether on the mooring
or ashore--same as their homes and cars. There is no such thing as locking your dinghy
at the dinghy dock
. But of course the big attraction is the gorgeous scenery, interesting exploration on a complicated coastline, quaint little villages, lobsters, blueberry pie, ice cold water
all around, and general lack of hurricanes. For the more adventurous there is New Brunswick, Nova Scotia
, and even Labrador. Try it, you might like it.