It's that time of year when those of us that are fortunate enough to travel south start their journey down the east coast of the U.S. to warmer climates. Although I haven't done the journey myself, I have been fascinated by the stories that my sailor friends have shared over the years. As they each have traveled to various ports, it's been great to learn a little about each area along the ICW. I have also enjoyed reading various blogs and sometimes feel like I have met the sailors as many have been willing to share their personal accounts with the world!
A few years ago, I learned about the ICW rally held each October! The ICW starts in Norfolk and ends in Miami. ICWally.com posts details and updates through out journey. I have included a link to their site outlining the 2016 ICW Rally events.
The ICW rally started October 17th this year. I have received reports of boats running aground in North Carolina at Browns Inlet and some other areas. Make sure you check in with Activecaptain.com
for updates and comments.
Here is a great video link for an introduction video to the ICW by Wally Moran.