Originally Posted by AutumnBorne1
Is there any experience "out there" with a late season trip, eastward, out the Erie Canal toward Troy from Buffalo, NY?
...HOW COLD does it get in NC if we were to try to move the boat South in LATE DECEMBER 2007 (say.... Washington
NC to Charleston SC.........?????
Here's a website of a man who (mostly) soloed his PDQ32 trawler
from Whitby, Ontario
in 2002, having departed Whitby on November 1st. I seem to recall
a more comprehensive narrative of his journey than what I'm finding now, but if you crawl around this site, you may find it:
Canistel's November 2002 Cruise Toronto to Miami
As to the temperature in the Carolinas around Christmas
, I can relate that last year I left Colorado on December 1st, driving to Raleigh, NC. I left after one big snowstorm had passed through Denver, and ahead of another one that was forecast
to arrive a couple of days later. It was cold in Denver when I left, and the storm I was following pushed the temps down ahead of me. All the way through the midwest and Tennessee, into NC the temperature never was any warmer than it had been in Colorado. When I left Raleigh, headed south to Ft. Pierce, FL, I didn't enter anything that felt like warmth until I was into Florida
As Vasco states, though, it all depends. This year may be completely different. Your best bet is to consult the records as he has suggested, watch the forecast
, prepare for the worst and hope for the best.