Perfect timing for this thread, for me at least. Wife and I both just quit our jobs, kids
are taking over the house and we’re headed to Corpus in a few weeks to move onto the boat and finish our upgrades so we can leave.
Everything about CC above is true.....it almost never stops blowing. First thing in the morning it’s dead calm and glassy though which is great for pulling the sails
up to work
on them. Once the sun gets up a little bit though it brings the wind
and off you go. Our boat is in the CC City Marina and we love it. We’ve been traveling back and forth a little over two years now. It takes about 4 hours to get from the Marina to open water and the wind is on your nose the whole time. You need to stay awake because there’s puh-lenty of stuff to run into and the big ships will be on you quick.
We clean our hull
in the marina with a 2 mil suit on and haven’t had any skin problems yet. October the water was so full of Jelly’s you couldn’t get in anywhere.
Unfortunately you need a car to go anywhere decent, unless you like Joe’s Crab Shack and Landry’s. WestMarine is 20 mins away. Same as the grocery and liqour stores. There’s enough traffic in and out of the marina that it’s easy to hitch a ride somewhere and everyone is so friendly that rides are offered often.
If you get more than 1/2 a mile off the coast the heat and humidity get oppressive, we’re from Colorado Springs so it takes a few days to get used to the wet blanket feeling. But our skin smooths out and the wrinkles get less noticeable and we don’t feel like a dried out popcorn kernal anymore.
Otherwise staying on the water with the wind blowing all the time is great.
If we could leave CO today for Texas
we would, it’s great down there.