AGLCA Discount Through June 30th

If you are a boater that is living vicariously through our Blog you might consider joining the America’s Great Loop Cruisers Association.  They are offering a 20% discount on their memberships through June 30th.  The coupon code is FeelingLoopy.   Also, please tell them Steve & Debbie Russell referred you.

We have found their information invaluable.  Lots of info on the routes and Podcasts on relevant topics.  Plus, the members forum is something that you will find informative as questions are posed and the members respond.   AGLCA offers a lot of member benefits and one of those benefits is Great Loop Radio.  Each week Kim Russo, AGLCA executive director, talks with guests that have valuable information pertaining to boating and the Great Loop.  These 30-minute shows air every Friday morning at 10 am eastern or you can listen to them on demand at a time that suits you.  Each show topic is announced in the discussion forum 1 or 2 days before the show and on the homepage every Friday morning.  You can access recent podcasts in the Documents Library from the Member Resources menu on the website or the entire archive of over 300 episodes.   There are also a Rendezvous twice a year that you can attend to get you from the Dreaming Stage to that Planning Stage.

This will truly inspire you while you are in the “Planning Stage”.

http://www.greatloop.org is their site.

Put the Loop on your Bucket List Boaters!

 

Leaving Florida – First Guest, First Fairways, First Anchorage & Krispy Kremes

After spending 4 days in Jacksonville visiting friends and sharing the boat with more friends it was time to get the Party Started out of Florida. My best friend from high school decided to take a chance and come with us. She really didn’t know what to expect because her boating has been limited and has never taken the Intracoastal. She was amazed at how flat and marshy the trip is through Georgia.   She is thoroughly enjoying herself and doesn’t miss anything along the way.

Typically, when doing deliveries we would by-pass Georgia because it is long and tends to have some shoaling issues. But, since the ocean was not a good alternative we felt that with our shallow draft we would not have a problem. We had no issues and even cutting across big bodies of water the ride was pretty smooth. I didn’t mind it at all and there was no stress going along at 10 mph.

Golfing on the LoopWe went straight to Jekyll Island because one of our “must dos” is to play golf along the way. My friend brought her clubs and we played one of the courses there.   We are so glad that we did.   We hadn’t played in forever, but it didn’t matter and we were pretty happy with our round. Read more