After three and a half years tied to the big yellow umbilical cord, barring disaster, it will be back to cruising this April. I had hoped to head south for the winter, but it takes a while to turn a floating apartment back into a cruising boat, as well as the skipper. So I opted to stay over for the winter and head north in the spring.
The plan, such as it is, is to bounce around Carolina for a few weeks and make sure boat and skipper are functioning properly. Then it's north to the Chesapeake. Got some scheduled meetups to attend in May and June, but after that I have no idea what I'll do. Whether I head further north, or just explore the Chessie, at least I'll be going SOMEWHERE!
I kinda feel like I'm starting from scratch, but with a whole lot more experience than when I first left Texas. From Galveston to Annapolis, I know what to expect, though there is still much left to explore. Now though, I know where I can find an anchorage, or good marinas for getting to the store or propane. As well as knowing which ones don't quite meet expectations. The same basic plan holds though. When it's hot, go north, when it turns cold, head south. The where doesn't matter, just the direction.