I will be sailing from Punta Gorda, Fl to Key West
from April 24 to April 29. I would appreciate advice from those who may have done this route
before. I've never sailed these waters before, but have extensive experience along the East Coast
of the US. I plan to stop each night and anchor
or tie up at a marina. My initial thoughts for stops are: Sanibel Island, Naples, Little Shark River, Marathon, Key West
Does this itinerary seem reasonable, and if not, any suggestions for alternate stops?
I would not be opposed to an overnight sail (have done several overnight sails
up and down the east coast
of the US), but have heard that the crab/lobster pots are numerous in these parts
of the Gulf. Any thoughts on this?
Thanks in advance for any input!