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Old 28-02-2007, 14:27   #16
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East coast fo Australia, Bundaberg to Whitsundays, reef anchorages, uninhabited islands with fringing reef, great diving and fishing, lot's of safe anchorages and easy places to provision, and no crocs like you get further north.
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East coast fo Australia, Bundaberg to Whitsundays, reef anchorages, uninhabited islands with fringing reef, great diving and fishing, lot's of safe anchorages and easy places to provision, and no crocs like you get further north.
Ummm, I hate to dissapoint, but they have a 4 meter croc in the town reach at Rockhampton as we speak, and they have had Croc sighting's in the creek's and even in the Marina at Mackay recently.

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Old 28-02-2007, 14:45   #18
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If you go to Langkawi, don't miss Tulaga Tujoh. Seven beautiful waterfalls and pools. You have to hike through the jungle a couple of hours to get there, and hope it's not privately owned by now, or accessible by some highway. It's been a gazillion years since Sunspot Baby and I were there.

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Old 28-02-2007, 15:03   #19
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Is this your Maiden Voyage??? Congratulations!

I'm with you regarding Langkawi.

You mention Vietnam... have you taken a boat there?

I hear there's an awesome cruising ground there.

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Hi Kirk,

Boat is not in the piss yet, but when she is I'll be heading up to that neck of the wood's.

Here is a log of a boat up there now that makes it all sound pretty good

Cruising South East Asia in a Converted Fishing Boat


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Old 28-02-2007, 15:05   #20
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We always tend to forget about the places close to home. No matter how far you roam, you'll not find better cruising grounds than Maine, the Chesapeake Bay area, the Bahamas, etc.

Having spent much of a lifetime living abroad and sailing in many exotic locales, I certainly agree with the selections mentioned above....they're great destinations. Mostly, they're characterized by warm weather, sandy beaches, clear water, and lovely settings (both geographic and human).

Nonetheless, one could profitably spend many years just exploring the Chesapeake Bay area (5,000 miles of shoreline) or New England and the coast of Maine. Terrific destinations, real people, good food, great places to explore and just hang out.

But, sailing in many of these places is weather-dependent. You can't do it all year 'round, unless you're a polar bear.

So, IMHO the ideal way to go is: islands in the winter and coastal stuff in the summertime. And, as someone mentioned, chartering a boat in many of the great sailing destinations of the world...they all have chartering companies these days.

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Old 28-02-2007, 15:57   #21
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Tortugas

Here is a pretty little place. Fairly close, but remote. Great diving, lots of room for the kiddos to run around. Realy bad if you get caught in a strom on the way there, but watch your weather and you can do it.

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Old 28-02-2007, 17:42   #22
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MY favorate anchorages

-Port Maurelle (Vava'u group Tonga)
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[quote=cat man do]Ummm, I hate to dissapoint, but they have a 4 meter croc in the town reach at Rockhampton as we speak, and they have had Croc sighting's in the creek's and even in the Marina at Mackay recently.

I know we have them there, but when was the last time you went swimming in Rocky Town Reach? Musgrave, Fitzroy, Keppels, Percy's, Whitsundays not too many, but even Island Head Creek etc you'd be pretty unlucky, not like the Daintree
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That looks like a pretty little woman in the shadow.
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When I was in high school I wanted to go to Bora Bora. Never been there and didn't know anything about it. Got there when I was 23. It was beautiful. But more than anything getitng there and then the places I went anfterward were equally splendid. As I llok at the snow the warm waters appeal. When it is hot in the summer PNW looks great.
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Ummm, I hate to dissapoint, but they have a 4 meter croc in the town reach at Rockhampton as we speak, and they have had Croc sighting's in the creek's and even in the Marina at Mackay recently.

I know we have them there, but when was the last time you went swimming in Rocky Town Reach? Musgrave, Fitzroy, Keppels, Percy's, Whitsundays not too many, but even Island Head Creek etc you'd be pretty unlucky, not like the Daintree
I don't/won't swim in the town reach at Rocky, or the Mackay Marina, but I have seen people doing it.

Point being is that they are around, and one should still be carefull.

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Is there any Destinations out the that might have been missed? Has anyone here ever gone to Easter Island. In the Middle of no where however I think is would be a really awesome place to see.
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Another place in the Channel Islands, albeit this side of the world.........The Island of Sark, Europe's last surviving Feudal System......and it's British (sort of).

Plus no cars, only Horses, Bicycles and Tractors.......they are not Amish - plenty of pubs


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Well, lots of great places to add to my list of destinations.

Some of my favourites are:
Tonga
Apia, Western Samoa
Bermuda
Bay of Islands, NZ
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cadiz, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
and of course, St Johns Newfoundland


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