America’s Inland Waterway is an adventure. For those of you who don’t know about it, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, as it is officially known, is a series of rivers, bays, inlets, and dredged canals that connect together to form a protected seaway from Norfolk, Virginia to Key West, Florida. There are other Intracoastal sections, but we traveled the main one from Norfolk to Key West.
This meant that we didn’t have to be traveling in the ocean, which as many of you know, is hazardous and tiring, and George and I found out quickly that we did not like to sail at night in waters that had various problems, like storms, pirates, and huge ocean going ships that were not looking out for us!
We preferred to be traveling by day, anchored at night, and close to a new town to explore. We liked to sample the local food, see the local sites, and sometimes we would rent a car and do excursions further inland. Often we would find the local AA community and get to know them well enough to be welcomed with open arms each time we came through that town. It was a wonderful way to travel!