Sailing Magazine has a great article in it’s latest issue but I did have a comment that I sent them;
Thank you for the great article The 10 Top Green Places to Sail Now. Your segment on the Florida Keys was well researched but I have to take exception to the comment they should “furl the sails …and spend some time exploring [Everglades National Park]. Margie and I have been sailing the park and the entire gulf side of the lower Keys for the last 15 years in sailboats From a 24′ Venture with 18″draft (swing keel up) to an 80′ schooner, 5 1/2′ draft. The beauty of sailing while watching the bottom glide by in 7′ of clear calm water is an experience not to be missed. Snorkeling is not as dramatic but fascinating nonetheless, ranging from mangrove channels to turtle grass flats that are nurseries for many of the fish seen on the coral reefs. The thousands of uninhabited islands are far different than the few connected to the mainland by US 1 and will alter your impression of the Keys forever.
This Summer Margie and I will be taking Boy Scouts on our 2 Morgan Out Island 41′ sailboats on BSA’s Eco-Adventure program from their Seabase in Islamorada. We will take groups of 12 sailing, diving, and learning about the ecology of the Keys. I hope to see your readers as they also sail in one of the most unique and beautiful areas in the world!