Cruiser Planning Sessions

One of the questions we get asked the most is, “How do you know where to go and what to do when you get there?”

Well, first of all we use guide books. For Cuba we are using the Waterway Guide for Cuba and the Lonely Planet Guide.

But, the best knowledge comes from cruisers who have been in the general direction you are going, fairly recent.

A few nights ago, we had a planning session on Sail Pending with a German couple who have spent the past couple months cruising along the Southern Coast of Cuba from West to East (we are traveling East to West) and are now heading to the Bahamas and the Eastern Coast of the US.

They gave us information about where to go and what to do. Our friends on Saltair 3 and Sandy Feet gave them Bahamas info and we gave them East Coast of the US info.

These end up being some of the best times onboard. Adult beverages are drank and stories about different anchorages are shared. There are always a ton of laughs and fun. When living a land based life, how many times have you sat with a stranger at your house and told stories to each other for hours?