After a full winter in Connecticut, we decided that we'd head back down the Intracoastal Waterway again this year. The canvas has been restitched, the carpet has been replaced with a teak and holly cabin sole, a hot and cold fresh water shower has been added in the cockpit, a new anchor and windlass are in place, and various other changes have been made to make things more comfortable and convenient. We plan to depart on September 22 to head west up Long Island Sound (first stop at Port Jefferson on Long Island?) and eventually end up in Abaco (65 or so miles east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida) sometime in December. As usual, we will have no fixed schedule so that we will not be tempted to move in lousy weather. It also gives us a chance to stop and smell the roses along the way. We will add to this blog from time-to-time when we have a decent internet connection.
For a general idea of what this trip entails, see the summary of our 2007-2008 cruise in the September 15, 2008 entry.