It’s freaking cold. Most of the other boating snow birds are already in Florida, the Bahamas, or arriving there shortly.
We’re still asking ourselves: where will Honey land?
And They’re Off
If all goes according to plan, tomorrow we start heading south.
Since we’re on a sail boat, it will be a long trip (over a month). We can only travel about 50 miles or so in a day without traveling in the dark.
But it’s not too early to figure out where we want to land for the winter.
And it occurs to me that you, beloved S’Waggers, might have some good ideas.
Where Should Honey Land?
So what do you think?
We won’t be going to the Caribbean this year so it looks like we’ll be settling somewhere in Florida.
We’re looking for a spot that is dog friendly.
As well as sailboat friendly.
If you’ve only ever seen power boats there, it’s probably because of a low bridge or shallow water—neither of which are comforting to a sailboat with a 47 foot tall mast (the mast is the tall stick that supports the sail) and a 5 foot keel (the keel is a heavy mass on the hull under the water line that helps to balance the tall mast and keep us upright).
Cheap would also be nice.
Mooring balls or easy anchorages would be great.
And I’m really looking for someplace warm.
And of course we’d love a place with friendly people. And dogs.
Does anyone have a fabulous place in Florida that fits our needs?
Because Honey needs a nice place to land.
More Places To Follow Honey’s Adventures
After a long day’s sail, I don’t always have time to post to Something Wagging.
And if you’re curious about our wandering life on a boat, check out my husband’s blog, Bimini Dream.
Your Turn: Do you know of a great place in Forida to land temporarily? We’re happy to thank any residents who suggest their town with a lovely day sail or (if you get seasick) a dog-friendly cocktail at the dock.
Photo credits: Crab pots at sunrise, Pam the mummy, and Floats were taken by Michael Webster.