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Old 31-03-2016, 22:06   #16
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Re: Castaway on Palmerston Island!

We were there in August and had a great time Will.

Please say hi to Edward, Bill, Arthur and their families from the crew of Amelie IV. They were all fantastic hosts!

Is Rose still teaching at the school there? I've looked for her father's book about being wrecked on Palmerston, but haven't found it here in NZ.

Have fun in Paradise. I hope cyclone season hasn't been too hard on the island this year.

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Hi Will
Can you Anchor inside the reef?
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We were there in August and had a great time Will.

Please say hi to Edward, Bill, Arthur and their families from the crew of Amelie IV. They were all fantastic hosts!

Is Rose still teaching at the school there? I've looked for her father's book about being wrecked on Palmerston, but haven't found it here in NZ.

Have fun in Paradise. I hope cyclone season hasn't been too hard on the island this year.

Regards,
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Hi Mark, I will pass on your regards. Rose left in November on the same boat on which I arrived and has been replaced by a couple. We had three cyclones come close and Victor was too close for comfort with some minor damage. Thanks for your message :-)
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Can you Anchor inside the reef?
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Hi Garry,

The short answer is no. There are several passages but all lack sufficient depth for anything with a keel.

There are four private moorings outside the main passage owned by the families, available for around $20 per 24 hour period.

Hope this helps,

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oh this is going to be an outstanding thread if true!
True it is! Search "Will in Paradise" on Facebook.
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Is it true? Is the Pope a Catholic?

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Insane! This is awesome.
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Marooned... with internet.

4 months marooned and now needs company.

Words...... beyond........ me


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Marooned... with internet.

4 months marooned and now needs company.

Words...... beyond........ me


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Be nice, it's big step for todays metrosexuals to go anywhere without all the comforts of a large city and someone's hand to hold. Being dropped off at an Atoll in the middle of nowhere is not a normal occurrence in this day and age. How many sailors do you know that consider their life a real adventure but could never be away from the Internet longer than it takes to sail between islands? Times have changed.
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Nice quote but if it's true God also made Edmonton, Alberta and he needed a kick in the ass for those decisions.
Sign on the highway; Welcome to Edmonton, at least we're not Winnipeg.

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That's funny and unfortunately true. I used to call Winnipeg a cornfield with lights. The good part of Winnipeg (we actually did time there) is that I first learned to sail there, actually a short drive to Lake of the Woods in Ontario. Some wonderful times.
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Hi Mark,

Yes, words are beyond your mental ability, which you demonstrated by being completely unable to read the original post.

I do not need, nor do I wish for more company. I came here to hang out with people who are nothing like you, and that's all the company I need.

I am however interested in chatting with people who are planning to sail here in order to enrich our eventual meeting in person.

Go and find something nice to say...
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The good part of Winnipeg.....
..is the 100 city bypass... One of the times my number was up, and I was supposed to die, was on Portage and Main in 1983. Sadly where I am now is not much different, like Edmonton, but colder and darker. For 83 more days.......

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..is the 100 city bypass... One of the times my number was up, and I was supposed to die, was on Portage and Main in 1983. Sadly where I am now is not much different, like Edmonton, but colder and darker. For 83 more days.......

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Interesting, well I guess you live "up north" as we would say. I flew an Otter on floats out of northern Saskatchewan for a season and never had a much better time in my life even though it was hard work. I like the north and the people, they are so genuine. Unfortunately my wife has rules and one of them is I'll go sailing with you anywhere that palm trees grow.
Good that you never got tagged in 83 in down town Winterpeg as we called it.
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So what keeps you busy in downtown Palmerston island Will? Do you have a girl/boyfriend? What's your typical day like? Is there work there or is it all volunteer. How much longer are you planning to stay there? What are your living expenses and where do you live? Cheers, Robert
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You posted in "crew available". Where do you want to sail to?
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