Originally Posted by twistedtree
One other question for the OP.....
Is the goal to make the trip quickly, i.e. the goal is to get there? Or are you cruising and looking for an interesting trip? Those would produce very different agenda.
Exactly. We sometimes took as much as a month to get from Baltimore to RI. Great cruising grounds, and our preference was to anchor out or grab a mooring as much as possible. Waterway Guide Northern is a great planning tool. Lots of good anchorages between Annapolis and Cape May, all depends on what your pace and cruising style is.