Have you ever heard of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) before?
It is a stretch of combined rivers, swamps, lakes, and sea that runs all the way from the Chesapeake Bay to south Florida, or vice versa.
After almost 3 months traversing over 1000 miles of its territory, we saw a plethora of wildlife; like manatees, dolphins and even alligators, went under countless bridges, fixed our motor, and ran aground about 6 times on its constantly changing, shallow shoals!
BUT WE MADE IT! 👏🏼
The best part was undoubtedly how much we learned about our-sailor-selves , working together as a team, and all the fine details of our beloved new boat in the process.
We consider pretty much the entire season 1 as our shakedown sail, but by the end of it we were finally confident enough to take on the ICW at night!
The bigger the risk, the better the reward and even though we take many risks I believe we have definitely been rewarded throughout this entire trip!
Especially after all the craziness in this season finale, between our headsail falling off into the water and an anchor drifting away in the middle of the night, we can say we are pretty grateful things haven’t gotten unbearably risky, yet!
Season 2 we will continue our cruising (more sailing than cruising really) deep into the Caribbean!
We hope you will follow along, or maybe even join us for part of the adventures! 🌎✌🏼 Catch the full season 1 and the rest of this video on YouTube, or click on the link in bio 🤙🏼
To all fellow sailors out there, where are your favorite sailing grounds to explore!? 🤔
We are always eager to learn more about exciting new places!