Iâ€™d like to start off by saying thank you!! Iâ€™ve been reading this forum for the last year and found a ton of information.
I finally purchased an AI this past Oct. thinking Iâ€™d have at least a month or 2 of sailing before the weather turned. I even took the following week off of work and headed to Assateague Island, Md to play and learn the boatâ€¦ Unfortunately a Noreaster hit around that time and wasnâ€™t able to try it out. Itâ€™s sad but the boat hasnâ€™t even seen the water yet.
The good news is Spring is comingâ€¦at least here on the east coast! So back to my questions. Iâ€™m looking for people who would like to coordinate a camping/fishing and of course sailing trip. I donâ€™t know how many AI owners there are in the DC metro area but Iâ€™d like to find some. If not the camping part, just a day of sailing would be cool.
A few of the trips I was considering are: Harve De Grace â€“ mid/late april (may have a scheduling conflict on this one), definitely Assateague Island backcountry either Spring or Fall, Westmorland State park, Annapolis or anything near Ocean City MD, Chincoteague. Seriously anything within a few hours drive Iâ€™d consider.
Somehow I want to recreate the Everglades trip that I keep reading about on the forum and are so envious of!! Itâ€™s inevitable someday Iâ€™ll need to make the trek down south and hopefully join some of you.
Just a little more background, Iâ€™m new to sailing / AI but not new to kayaking. Iâ€™ve been on a few kayaking trips around the states including a week long trip in Baja. Fishing is usually a priority but that may change now that I have the sail I can fiddle with.
Hope to hear from a few of the AI owners in the area.