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Old 11-11-2010, 01:12   #1
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Cheap and Easy Destinations

Cheap and Easy Destinations


What I’m looking for here is some detail from all you well experienced and wise folks that have been there and done that.


Some of the well known cruising destinations are well known for busting budgets before you even step off the boat. Sure we all need the big ports and Marinas at some stage but I want to avoid them as much as possible and stick to the serenity of life.


So I’m looking for places where you can anchor out in some comfort at little or no cost. Malaysia and Thailand, Pacific Islands, South Africa, Mexico, anywhere you’ve been. I believe Indonesia requires an itineraryto be put in before a permit is granted but I need to know what places rather than pick them from a ten year old guide book.


Actual place names would be great as well as what it cost in official costs.
Plus what it cost in those sneaky costs, like did it cost to tie your dinghy up for the day?


Was there an anchoring fee?


Was there a backhand payment that had to be made?


Was there a clearing out fee?


I’m happier giving a gift to a small village than paying some make believe fee to a corrupt official.


In short I’d rather spend my money in small communities than have it extorted.


Hopefully I can put it all in a database or spreadsheet and others can enjoy it as well.


Perhaps it’s a naïve concept but any help would be appreciated.

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Old 11-11-2010, 17:07   #3
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Old 15-11-2010, 03:10   #4
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I should have included guns and anchors in the post then I would have gotten lot's of responses.

I guess no one want's to give up there secret sailing spots.
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Firstly I think such places are disappearing fast, anywhere that is easy to get to and hence becomes popular, countries and communities work out ways to charge you.

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I’m happier giving a gift to a small village than paying some make believe fee to a corrupt official.
You will not get far with that attitude

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West Coast of Mexico...Michoacan. Morrow Chino, behind the rock island. Surf landing to Lupe's restaurant and RV Park. 5 NM N of Pichilinguillo.
Pichilinguillo...18..40Nx 103..o4W [approx]. Small bay but turned a Cal 40 around and dropped the hook in the sand entrance. Great locals.
You can find the 'isolated' local places but expect open and rolly with poor holding...but that is why they are isolated.
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Thanks Seafish that's the spirit Mexico is big time on my list
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