I am a very visual person. I also happen to be geographically and directionally challenged. I've gotten pretty good at being able to find our location on our charts, but as far as the big picture goes, I was feeling pretty lost! Whenever we would stop for the night, I would know what city we were in, and how many miles we had traveled to get there, but that meant practically nothing to me without a large scale picture of our progress. So… here it is!
I have been wanting to map our actual route, but haven't quite found a way to do that without using roads. So for now, I put together this map that marks all of our major stopping points (the ones that got blog posts, anyway!). It's not a very precise map, obviously, but I hope it helps give you a general idea of where we've been, too! Are you as visual as I am?
We started in New Bern, North Carolina on October 20th, and have traveled the Intracoastal Waterway (for the most part) all the way to Fort Pierce, Florida. We left Fort Pierce yesterday and are going to be making our way to the Florida Keys over the next week or so.
As of this morning we have traveled about 817 miles by sailboat! It's finally starting to feel like we're getting somewhere!