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Old 05-01-2009, 21:18   #31
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Here is a chart of the Cocos Keeling Islands
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Old 05-01-2009, 21:36   #32
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Cool Catamount. I've heard of Attu but where are the other two?

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That is a cool photo. I like the part about calling Father in law. If you had to do it collect that would be the person to call LOL
That was the coolest part of the whole thing. We could call anywhere....no charge.
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Old 05-01-2009, 21:53   #33
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That was the coolest part of the whole thing. We could call anywhere....no charge.
Totally unbelieveable.
Amazing.
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Old 05-01-2009, 22:02   #34
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Here is a chart of the Cocos Keeling Islands
Thanks for posting that chart Charlie. I was looking at the wrong Island on GoogleEarth. I thought it looked funny. Cocos Keeling is at 12.09S 96.52E. Growing old sure ain't for sissies......

Now that I see it on GoogleEarth, it makes a lot more sense.

The anchorage was on Direction Island. On the SE end of the island, you will see a natural channel (about 15' deep) where sea water rushes over the top of the reef and into the inner lagoon. We named that "The Rush". You would put on your snorkel gear and enter the water at the east end of that channel. The water runs at about 10kts through the channel while you lay on the surface going for a ride. The channel is just teaming with sea life. We tied a system of ropes and buoys so that you could slow your ride down and watch the fish come in below you.
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Our nomination for the most memorable, remotest place we've been on our trip so far is Beveridge Reef. For one week it was just us, anchored in a swimming pool in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. No land. No people. Lots of fish and sharks.

Mata'irea: Beveridge Reef
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Old 05-01-2009, 23:59   #36
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What a World

I apoligize to Kanani. I didn't call him a lier, just a big fat story teller. Now I'm sold on the facts; I still believe they're stranger than fiction. The phone might be an artifact of the AT&T breakup and the disconnect work order has been long lost. Or maybe they don't know where the plug is or can't find a way to get there. From the sound of it, the phone company may not know who to send the bill to.

As to the most isolated=remote islands, I have a World globe on my lap and I concur with Talbot's assertion that Kerguelen is the most remote island group, that I can see. It doesn't surprise me even though it looks quite sizable. Who can spend the time and resources just to visit, yet alone setup a bar and casino? Too many distractions along the way.
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If remote is relative to where you are, this is it for the midwest of the USA
Isle Royale National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
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If remote is relative to where you are, this is it for the midwest of the USA
Isle Royale National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
You're right. Far too many of us (myself included) travel far away from home looking for the "Great Adventure" and sail right away from some of the most beautiful spots in the world, right here in the US.

BTW......I didn't see any mention of mosquitoes in that website.....
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Our nomination for the most memorable, remotest place we've been on our trip so far is Beveridge Reef. For one week it was just us, anchored in a swimming pool in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. No land. No people. Lots of fish and sharks.

Mata'irea: Beveridge Reef

Thank you for posting that. It jogged my memory about a reef that we visited, that I referred to in a previous post. It was Minerva Reef:
Minerva Reef

http://www.flickr.com/photos/4667674...7610598611883/

http://www.mushkat.co.il/pacific/Pictures.htm

Very remote but a popular cruising destination, as you can see from that link.

The anchorage is very safe. Many boats have ridden out some pretty bad storms there. It blew 30+ kts while we were there and the lagoon was quite calm, although the breakers on the reef were quite large.
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Here is the best chart that I have of Beveridge Reef.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/gallery...p?i=5358&c=502

If you give the lat anlong I will see what charts that I have on my software and try to post them.
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Here is Minerva Reef:

http://www.cruisersforum.com/gallery...p?i=5359&c=502

Can someone explain to me how to put a picture in the post I am linking to a gallery a picture in the post would be nice.
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Beveridge Reef in the SP south of Niue is about the most remote place I've seen. Minerva Reef, perhaps? (Do reefs count?)

Listened to NPR on the way to work this a.m. and GWB apparently signed legislation creating a massive (bigger than the State of California) marine preserve around Guam and another island group, whose name escapes me at the moment. Could be our options will be decreasing in the future. I've heard that Palmyra is pretty much off limits now due to conservation measures.

(Oops. Didn't see Mata's mention of it.)
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If you like this thread you will like http://www.oceandots.com.
Try this picture of Beveridge reef as a sample of many amazing satellite photos.


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Here is Minerva Reef:

http://www.cruisersforum.com/gallery...p?i=5359&c=502

Can someone explain to me how to put a picture in the post I am linking to a gallery a picture in the post would be nice.
Hi Charlie,

Here is how I do it.

I use Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket to host my pictures. I download any pic that I want to post. After the pic is downloaded, you will find a link like this:
(IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/wkavery/Viewofanchorage.jpg[/IMG)

You just copy that link and paste it into your post. When you finalize your post, the pic will be there.
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Ive been to Attu harbor, dodging a storm back in '01. It was quite an experience, we could see from our anchorage small submarines abandoned on the shoreline and a few bunkers, with machine gun mounts still erect from the Japanese "invasion." That was one of my cooler ports of call, from a historical standpoint. I wish I could have set foot on it and grabbed some mementos. Another remote port of call was Adak, Alaska. Me and my buddies had a great time entering the abandoned Navy base. There were barracks that were friggin huge, airplane bunkers, buildings filled with furnature, a hospital, and an abandoned bowling alley. It was probably -10 outside and we had to "swim" through banks of snow to get to windows to enter the various buildings. The number of empty houses was amazing too. I guess that is what happens when the population of an island goes from 8000 to 100 almost overnight. Goodbye Cold War.
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