Tampa to Carrabelle
(no ICW). It's an overnight, but by taking a slight dogleg to the east you can anchor
for a good night's sleep in 25 ft. of water. Carrabelle has easy access to the gulf, plenty of slips, full marine
services, and all shore needs in walking distance. Its a better port than Apalachicola. It's our base.
Going west outside. I'm going to the west end of Apalachee Bay soon to see the condition of the two ways out; I don't recommend them unless someone has recent info. Go outside from Carrabelle. Frankly is correct on giving Cape San Blas a wide berth; I set a waypoint there for safety
, just as he suggests.
Do be careful with the weather
. This time of year the fronts come through every 4-5 days, so the window to come north is short if you don't want to be messing with big and confused waves.
Have a wonderful trip and a snug new home.