We turn our thoughts to heading further south in Florida and prepping to head over to the Bahamas. Along the way, we solve a three-year-old electrical mystery.
Cruising the ICW
Heading south along the ICW, we take time to explore some new stops in North Carolina with a healthy mix of breezing through familiar ones. We take side trip to New Bern and Wilmington, finding them both great visits loaded with history and culture.
From Ft. Pierce, we planned for a sprint of near-daily travel to get us the final couple hundred miles to our Loop Finish Line in St. Augustine. The route takes us through Eau Gallie, Titusville, Daytona, and Palm Coast before we arrive back where our Loop started, thus crossing our wake. It seemed straightforward, but of course Mother Nature laughs in the face of even the best laid voyage plan.
We start up the east coast of Florida, beginning with crossing Biscayne Bay to get back onto the ICW. Making our way past ridiculously extravagant homes and boats, we stop in Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Stuart before arriving for a month long stay in Ft. Pierce. There we completely slow down, enjoying just living and visits from friends.
We return to the very familiar Hampton Roads area, setting up shop for a month plus stay to go through the Life Maintenance Checklist. We also spend a week at the Looper Rendezvous in Norfolk. Click the Google Map button below to open the map in a separate window. There you can zoom in/out, and
Lots of travel days as high winds force us to make quicker time through North Carolina than we had originally planned. But being our third time along this stretch of the ICW, these are familiar towns and stops. We see spring emerging and continued recovery in many of our repeat stops compared to last year.
We continue moving north, taking our time, along what is now familiar territory for us on the ICW. Then the weather starts to mess with our plans. Along the way, we cross paths again with fellow Loopers we’ve met previously, and meet new ones. Click the Google Map button below to open the map in