It'll be lakes for me for now. When I get a large enough boat and/or enough skill I will certainly be heading south to bigger water though. My goal/hope is to eventually migrate a bit further south to be closer to the Gulf. I'm currently looking at a Buccaneer 18, this might be a good boat for my needs. I'm slightly concerned with my ability to get it rigged and sailing solo, but optimistic that I can work through it.