BODIES OF WATER; Bays, Rivers, Canals, Lakes, Creeks, Oceans, Gulfs, Cutoffs, Channels, Sounds, Straits, Ponds, and Harbors, all too numerous to count.
COUNTRIES, 2; USA & CANADA
STATES, NINETEEN (in order); MA, RI, CT, NY, MI, IN, IL, KY, TN, MS, AL, FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, MD, DE, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA.
MILES; 6000+ (Average speed, 8mph)
FUEL; 3,000 GAL., $12,000, (Fuel efficiency, 2 mpg.)
MARINAS & ANCHORAGES;
239 Nights; $12,986
16 Nights Canada Parks Pass $392.
24 Nights Anchored
26 Nights at Free Docks
EXTENDED VISITS HOME
Sept. 6 thru 13, 2011. Hammond, IN (Chicago)
Nov. 19 thru Dec. 4, 2011. Fairhope, AL
Dec. 18, 2011 thru Jan. 10, 2012. Gulfport, FL
March 7 thru 10, 2012. (Joe only) Marathon, FL
LOCKS TRANSITED 105
This trip will be forever embedded in our memories. There are many adventures we have shared during our lives, but they all pale by comparison to spending a year plus, cruising on the “Great Loop”. As we look back on all the places we have been, all the times of great fun and pleasure we enjoyed, and the moments of fear and anxiety, we will cherish every one of them. It was a terrific learning experience, not just about boating and places, but about people and life. As we Loopers all say, even with all that adventure, the best part of the journey was the people we met along the way. Without sharing this trip with fellow Loopers, it just would not have been as much fun. Someone said, “You will regret the things you did not do, more than the things you have done.” and we are so happy that we did it.
The expense, worth every penny, the adventure, PRICELESS!
ALL THE BEST,
PAT & JOE APICELLA