SailNet Community - View Single Post - Big Bend Local Knowledge?
View Single Post
post #5 of Old 02-02-2010 Thread Starter
Mike Turner
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Originally Posted by Mechsmith View Post
The Withlacootchie is a long ways in. (6 miles in channel from the gulf to the mouth). Shorter for overnight would be the greenway, (Cross Florida Barge Canal) which is very sheltered and has a boat ramp and ranger station. Resupply would be a fair walk though from either place. However Yankeetown and Inglis are pleasant places to visit. Well marked but a bit confusing as there are three branching channels.

A plus for a beginner is that you can see either the stacks at Anclote or the cooling towers at Yankeetown for the whole 50 miles making it a piloting rather than a navigational event.
How far in is it to the greenway? I see it on the chart, didn't know there was anything up there.

Great tip re: the stacks, I've seen the ones at Anclote. Thanks for both tips.

I think I've got the wife leaning with me now towards doing the overnight up to Carrabelle/Apalachicola, less chance of weather closing in in a 30 hour direct sail versus 5-7 days hugging the coast. But still evaluating.
Mike Turner is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome