Port Credit Marine Survey
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|18. The Three G's|
Go slow - The snowbird trek starts in August with some leaving as late as mid-October. The later you leave the more you rush to keep up with warmer weather moving south. We have done this ourselves and know that we have missed much. Next time we'll leave early enough to explore the Finger Lakes and maybe Lake Champlain in upper NY State along with all the small towns on the Hudson River. The Chesapeake is also a terrific cruising ground but it too gets cold in the fall, so most rush through looking for palm trees. The tendency is to hole up when the weather is stinky and rush south when the sun comes out. If you do this you run past some great little stops. Consider staying put for a couple of days exploring when the weather is nice. Remember you are doing this to slow down and it’s the voyage that counts not the destination.
Go now - Over the years we have met many people with
“the dream” and “the plan”. Unfortunately
most of those who talk about it never
to do it because ….. Insert your excuse here …… and then it really is too late. Do it now or next year you might not need