Sorry so slow in posting the results of taking our electronically addicted pre teen with us while moving the boat.
There were good times and bad, mostly good. We'll skip the bad.
She entertained herself at both marinas we stayed at by catching what looked like baby puffer fish in a glass. She had a blast.
A friend told me they are too poisonous to be catching so we stopped it after that. Is that true?
We wound up going out in the ocean both days as we read the ICW between Brunswick and Hilton Head is crazy difficult. First day was fine, second was far too bouncy. It was supposed to be 3-4 foot waves but there was a long period of probably 4-6 foot. I didn't do so well with that.
She wound up being a natural jumping on and off the boat and has started learning to help with the lines. She also loved washing the boat down!
We saw plenty of dolphins heading out and heading back in. That was fun.
We anchored out which went great. It was our first time and I was nervous about it but no trouble at all. We had planned to take the dinghy out for the first time while at anchor. Unfortunately, due to the weather and arriving later than expected to the anchorage, that didn't' happen. My hubby and I had a great time (except for the few hours of bouncy water), so did our older daughter. I think our pre teen had enough fun that she's looking forward to returning to the boat. That's satisfying enough for her first experience.
One thing I'm sure of now after 2 trips that were completely about moving the boat from point A to point B. I want to "cruise" not be on such a tight schedule. I'm thinking the extra insurance money may be worth it to not have to rush to get out of Florida... Thanks again for all the good advise.