Great Loop Cruising Two on a Trawler
Binding: Kindle Edition
Format: Kindle eBook
Label: Perfect Partnership Inc
Manufacturer: Perfect Partnership Inc
Number Of Pages: 195
Publication Date: July 27, 2012
Publisher: Perfect Partnership Inc
Release Date: July 27, 2012
Studio: Perfect Partnership Inc
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Seeing the eastern half of the U.S. from the helm of your boat is the ultimate adventure. It’s more than possible thanks to the lock and canal systems in the United States and Canada. This journey of a lifetime takes you on a navigable protected waterway of 5,000+ miles on the Great Loop Cruise. You’ll travel on the Atlantic and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways, the Erie and Canadian Heritage Canals, and the Great Lakes and inland rivers. You won’t be alone because every year more than 100 Loopers, so named cruisers circumnavigating the Great Loop Cruise, are part of a nomadic fleet of pleasure boats.
Read about our adventure and everything we learned – navigating and boat handling, planning a timeline and putting your land life on hold – to make this journey a part of your life.
We did the Loop Cruise on our 36-foot trawler, High Life and chronicled our voyage. In this expanded version we share the amazing places we visited, lessons learned about navigating some diverse conditions, and introduce you to boaters, also making the Great Loop Cruise, who we met along the way. We added more photos and online links to resources you’ll find useful to make your Loop Cruise a wonderful adventure visiting historic seaport towns, breathtaking natural wilderness areas and a host of coastal communities throughout the United States and Canada.
Katie and Gene Hamilton, authors of Coastal Cruising Under Power
“The cruising lifestyle is a lot like being in college. Living in a dorm, going to class and taking tests were oddly akin to navigating a boat and operating its systems. And, of course, there was always an excuse for a party.”
“Miles of the river ran in long straight cuts, while countless switchbacks had us retracing our steps through the almost total wilderness. Occasionally we imagined hearing the eerie banjo melody from the movie Deliverance.”
“It was surreal to realize that we were in a canal designed by George Washington and dug by slaves, and our GPS was getting its signal from a satellite in space.”
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