Originally Posted by Mechsmith
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.