To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Seasonal Shifts

Hurricane season is June to November.

Back in 2012-2014, we went south for winter, and returned to the (relative) safety of Cheasapeake Bay for hurricane season.

This year, we've taken a different tack.

We're hauled out. Red Ranger is sitting on the hard for Hurricane season. We're sharing a house with relatives in western North Carolina.

We're not sure how much we like this. On the plus side, it's fun to have a home base for shipping packages. One the minus side, we're not in love with western North Carolina. It's scenic but we've come to appreciate dense, walkable urban environments.

Come January 2023, we've got the teak cockpit benches and the masthead light to fix.

After that, we suspect we'll export the Florida Gulf Coast. We're looking at slips and marinas to act as a home base. (If such at thing is possible.)

The idea of a regular place for fresh water and pump-outs appeals to me right now. I may relent and opt for mooring balls for the coming season. Anchoring out and fetching water are difficult. Scheduling a pump-out boat for the holding tank is an expectation (and possibly a legal requirement) in Florida.