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Old 06-12-2018, 03:37 PM   #1
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Convince us to visit your favorite cruising destination

We love South Florida!
But there are lots of great places to cruise. Where is your favorite cruising destination. Let's see pics and locations.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:27 PM   #2
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I love the SF Bay and California Delta! It's got cool, humid, windy, salt water bay boating or warm, dry, calm and benign freshwater delta gunkholing. I berth near Carquinez Strait, the general dividing line between the two zones.

There's a little Secret Cove I know that I've shared with many TFers. It's a C shaped island with a lagoon large enough to comfortably hold 4 anchored with stern anchors or many more if rafted. 10-15 ft deep in mud and weeds that can constrict space at times. Trees line the entire perimeter to provide perfect wind protection. It's a little micro-environment with birds, turtles, otters, frogs, fish and the occasional human. It has excellent wind protection and concealment from nearby waterways. A marina with general store, restaurant/bar, fuel, water, pumpout is within a 1/2 mile dink ride.

Here's a video of my dink arrival into the Secret Cove a couple years ago. This year I've upgraded dinks so I might have to update the video this summer. If you want to come here, I'll have to blindfold you first.

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Old 06-12-2018, 05:44 PM   #3
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:46 PM   #4
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We have had the great privilege of cruising virtually the entire US salt water coast and it's immediate tributaries (excepting the tributaries off the northern GOM). We love it all.

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I grew up as a third generation Delta Rat (5th generation Californian). If you love the Delta, the southeastern ICW, SC and GA in particular, will be your dream of what Heaven must be.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:02 PM   #5
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No bar near? LOL
"It has excellent wind protection and concealment from nearby waterways. A marina with general store, restaurant/bar, fuel, water, pumpout is within a 1/2 mile dink ride. "

I usually carry enough for personal consumption but it's nice to have a backup plan.


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We have had the great privilege of cruising virtually the entire US salt water coast and it's immediate tributaries (excepting the tributaries off the northern GOM). We love it all.



I grew up as a third generation Delta Rat (5th generation Californian). If you love the Delta, the southeastern ICW, SC and GA in particular, will be your dream of what Heaven must be.
I love the area when it's not hot and humid or buggy. I'm not into running the AC on a boat if I can avoid it and love the outdoors.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:09 PM   #6
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While I love SW FL during the winter, it would take a lifetime to explore the tributaries of Chesapeake Bay. Many places and interesting people to experience. When I retire, the Great Lakes (especially Superior) will be my summer cruising grounds. Imagine summer without the need for air conditioning. Until you leave the East or West coast, you can't imagine the warmth, honesty and charity of the people in the heart land.

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