We sailed from Ft. Lauderdale to Mobile last Fall, and then from Mobile to Corpus Christi along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in December and January. You can read our blogs and see photos for these two trips at FL to AL Trip 2008
and GIWW Trip 2008
We don't recommend the GIWW, although it might be a better trip in the Spring or Summer. We are watching this thread with interest as we are leaving Corpus Christi in a few weeks to sail back to Tampa, Florida, and then to Key West
and up the East Coast
to the Chesapeake Bay area or farther north for the hurricane
season. We'd like to stay on the Gulf from Texas to Florida, but aren't anxious to do the "long stretches without anchorages" Bill mentioned. Cheryl, you will no doubt take the ICW up the East Coast
, but we have a 68 foot mast
so will have to go in and out depending on bridge clearances.