Here we come again or is it there we go again? The plans have been made. The anticipation is high. Another set of adventures aboard Bushranger is about to begin. Whilst we were back in Australia, she has been professionally cleaned, waxed and polished and is looking mighty pretty.
Our sailing plans entail recommissioning Bushranger in Tarpon Springs, just north of Tampa Bay, Florida. We will set sail in a southerly direction, visiting the ports of St Petersburg, Sarasota, Venice and Fort Myers. We plan to stop at each of these places to explore the land and what it offers. In Fort Myers we will call on our buddy boat, Exhale, and her remarkable crew – Rick, Mary and their intrepid canine, Maddie.
We will then sail eastward through waters with wonderful sounding names such as the Caloosahatchee (Ca-loose-a-hat-chee) River, Lake Okeechobee (O-kee-cho- bee) and Indiantown, all the while fending off alligators, until we reach Port St Lucie on the east coast of Florida.
From there the plan is to make our way north up the east coast, stopping at various places such as Vero Beach, Cape Canaveral, Daytona (yes… in time to see or hear the NASCARs), St Augustine, Jacksonville, Jekyll Island and on up to Savannah in Georgia, if time and weather permits.
We are looking forward immensely to the journey. We hope you will join us through the blog and take pleasure in our discoveries.
At this time… Such is Life!