Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Photos from the Road, ICW Northbound

We’ve been traveling up the east coast of the US by sailboat for the last three months. We've alternated hops offshore with motoring up the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). Here’s a quick collection of my favorite photos from some of our favorite stops.

We spent most of May in Biscayne Bay and Miami. It's one of our favorite spots in South Florida: quiet places to spend peaceful nights at anchor, lots of scenery and fun sailing.

After a 72 hour passage offshore, our first new port was Fernandina Beach on the Georgia/Florida state line. We really loved walking this sweet town and exploring nearby Cumberland Island National Seashore.

After a two day passage we put into Charleston, SC. While getting ashore in Charleston was a challenge, we were rewarded with one of the coolest cities around.

Not exactly part of the boat trip, but a quick road trip out to the mountains of Colorado was lovely. We traveled the San Juan Skyway between Durango, Silverton and Ouray and visited Mesa Verde State Park. 

Cape Lookout in North Carolina was a beautiful spot. We love nice, secure anchorages in national parks where we can really get away from it all. 

Okracoke has been my favorite spot so far. We spent three weeks in the anchorage here, dinghying to town each day and exploring bit by bit. We watched some incredible storms roll through here and really got feel for life in the Outer Banks.