Originally Posted by Therapy
Do these agreeable 40 mile days include "getting out" and "getting back in".
Is the East coast
US divided into 40 mile segments? I mean sorta like, you know.
The East Coast
is most definitely *not* set up like this until you are either in Georgia
or north of Cape May, NJ. In other areas, it can be a hundred or more miles between inlets you can get in and out of safely. Of course, south FL becomes easy again.
Up north, we have harbors, rather than "inlets" and these are all over the place. You pass several on a 40 mile daysail and choose which you want based on its conveniences/attractions/etc... easy.
I averaged 50 miles per day, singlehanded, on recent up the ICW
(both inside and outside of it). I wasn't cruising though... it was a delivery
. Once my wife was aboard we were doing daysails of 60-70 miles per day.
We are the types that are underway at dawn, eating breakfast at the helm
and going until near evening when on a daysail delivery
40 miles per day sounds like absolute bliss!
Would have loved to do that instead and really have had time to take in the various places/anchorages.
I saw many boaters going up the ICW
that would get in a 4-5 hour day, then stop at a dock
for lunch/dinner and overnight, get up late, then do it all over the next day. I noticed this as I was passing trawlers and sailboats I was neck & neck with early on after my week long haul out