Originally Posted by Rising Star
New to the site and new to cruising aboard our Freedom 32 electric
We started cruising from Mobile in mid-feb. and are now hunkered down in Fort Myers
FL. Yes, we were moving slow - 600 miles in 3 1/2 months.
Where do cruisers hide during hurricane season? Are we missing a prime spot to gather with other cruisers?
Welcome to the cruisers forum. We are hunkered down in Tampa Bay area for hurricane season, but Florida isn't a popular destination
in the summer. Many cruisers put their boats on the hard
in Florida until the end of hurricane season, but it's awfully hot to do any cruising and thunderstorms can be pretty violent.
Many of the full time cruisers head
north to Chesapeake or New England
for the summer or head
to areas south of the hurricane belt such as Venezuela
or Rio Dulce in Guatemala
Ft Meyers is a nice place to hang out so have a good time exploring the area and enjoy your new-found freedom. Pine Island sound and Charlotte Harbor
are close to you and are really nice cruising areas. If you travel in the mornings and plug
into a marina for air conditioning
in the afternoon you can still enjoy cruising in your local area.