Scott and I have talked numerous times how much we have enjoyed cruising during what is technically known as "hurricane season". Anchorages are wide open, villages pull back their high-season dog and pony shows, tourists have headed elsewhere and, in general, things slow down. It's nice. There's a little more peace and quiet, and there seems to be a tad more, I don't know, authenticity? Sure, it's a little warmer and the wind isn't always favorable this time of year (is it ever though, I mean...really?) but Scott and I would be hard-pressed to find a reason why cruising during these months is anything but a pleasure. Hard pressed, of course, if it wasn't for hurricanes. There's a reason the masses make a beeline south this time of year - and it's a pretty good one. There are approximately three million and eight other places I would rather be than on a boat in a hurricane.