So, to expand and clarify my question, 1) How would you go about planning a cruise along the coast such that you had some reasonable expectation that you could find good anchorage within a three hour time frame? In other words, can you find something at the end of the day? Best time of year? Best time of day to look for anchorage? 2) are there any enforced local laws that would prevent you from anchoring for extended periods (2 weeks)? 3) are their any challenges associated with living aboard at anchor that are less than obvious? 4) are there any provisions or supplies that you consumed much more than anticipated? Yes, I need to formulate plans for crew and R&M and a lot of other things. I'll ask those under a different thread.