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|Sadly paperbacks are falling out of favour
and being replaced by DVDís which are
in most anchorages.† Trading is also
to meet your neighbours. You will need
supply (neighbours or DVD's) as there
be times when you are stuck inside
Donít blow down the waterway to get to the Bahamas or you will miss hundreds of small town museums and art galleries, some of which are excellent like the gallery in Canajoharie, NY, the submarine museum in St.Marys, GA and the terrific museum in Beaufort NC that even provides a courtesy car for cruisers.
When you get to Elizabeth City, NC you will be welcomed to the free docks by the famous Rose Buddies, try the curious little local movie theater where you can have an inexpensive dinner while watching the show. Write to each state tourist office and ask for a package. They will be happy to send you tons of great info with something for every taste. I never thought much about birds before making this trip but the bald eagles, one golden eagle, sandpipers, owls, woodpeckers, small green parrots, egrets, ibis and hundreds of others that start to appear in the Carolinas are much more enjoyable if you have a good
No swimming ! These can be very entertaining if you get within striking distance... won't be doing that again anytime soon.
|birders book along. A couple of good wild life books will also
make the otters at Jekyll, the bears and pumas on
the St.John, nutria and wild pigs on
Okeechobee more interesting. A little
of amphibianswill make the fascinating alligators even
more so. A good colour guide to salt
fish is a big help as its sometimes
know what you are eating.
Cruising the Chesapeake a few years back I happened to re-read Chesapeake by James Michener. What an absolute treat to read one of my favourite books while surrounded by the story. I started seeking out books related to the areas we were cruising and ended up reading Pat Conroyís Prince of Tides and Where the Water is Wide while cruising the barrier islands around Charleston. In the Florida Keys we read Carl Hiaasen and MacDonald. Search out your favourite flavour for your cruising area and you will be surprised at how the stories come to life when you are surrounded by them.
The best entertainment on the water are your
fellow cruisers and the people you
in smalltown USA. Just remember that
are driving a wake machine those nice
you met at Waterford, NY. will not
you for sundowners in the Wrightsville
anchorage. Word quickly spreads along
waterway about who the idiots are and
are not made welcome by other cruisers.
If you like excitement, just try to get out of Annapolis on opening day of rockfish season. Keep abreast of all the local fishing news with local newspapers you can pick up anywhere. Any river mouth, inlet or sound will provide all the entertainment you could hope for if you make the mistake of traveling during a fishing tournament.
Best of all when the kids come to visit.
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