Now we can enjoy the wildlife up close again. I especially enjoy paddling with the dolphins although we don't always see them. The wild horses are more common as they come down to the shore to feed on marsh grass. We have countless creeks, marshes and sounds to explore and a great variety of islands. We move pretty well against the tide but it's a bear when a strong wind is against the tide also. So we're learning to time our long trips to the tides.
Now that the migration south of cruisers has begun, we often find ourselves in the company of cruising dinghies out exploring. I remember with fondness all the exploring we did in our dinghy and envy those cruisers as they head to fun adventures. We'd love to go spend another winter in the Bahamas ( and the Keys too) and haven't ruled out more cruising. The right jobs and circumstances have to occur and we're hopeful. Until then we'll paddle our kayaks whenever we can and enjoy all that being on the water has to offer.