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life on the hook
I was having an adult beverage or two recently in the Handlebar in Beaufort, NC, and commenting that I'd lived several years on the hook in So Fl, mostly Dinner Key, in the '80s and was planning on retiring to that same area and lifestyle this winter.
Beaufort is a sailing town (2 free dinghy docks, trash cans, good anchorages), and spirited discussion can always be had in the local eat and drinkeries. The consensus was that I couldn't do it again. What with mooring balls and restrictions and anti-liveaboard sentiment, it just wouldn't be feasible.
That's a serious bummer for me as I'm almost ready to take off. I'd be very interested in opinions on this issue. I know all about Marathon and Key West and didn't think much of them on my various trips earlier. I won't be looking for work, and have no need or desire to be ashore much. I'm thinking once or twice a week at most. I plan on being in the lower keys/Everglades/ lower west coast area.
Anyone see any reason I can't the rest of my time on the planet just moseying along and going ashore on an as needed basis? I really think I could go a month between shore excursions but I'm not that much of a hermit. Thanks!