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Old 20-09-2011, 15:01   #46
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Re: Are There Any Truly Deserted Tropical Islands Left ?

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So true. I've gone over to other boats in remote anchorages to visit only to be told that they have all the hatchs closed because they have the AC on or are on the computer watching DVD's, playing games' or on the Cruisers Forum.
. . . "or on the Cruisers Forum" posting on the sailing naked thread . . .
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Old 20-09-2011, 16:36   #47
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Re: Are There Any Truly Deserted Tropical Islands Left ?

be aware that many assorted deserted islands are governmentally declared natural sanctuaries, and you are forbidden to land there...rightly so, as they are fragile ecosystems that can become infected by the likes of what travelers bring on them - on their boats, on their clothes, on their shoes, and even on their skin and hair.

Choose you nakid beach with caution.
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Re: Are there any truly deserted tropical islands left?

ahhh.. the san blas indians are their own nation, and those islands are not deserted no matter how empty they look. Plan on only visiting and plan on not eating anything from the island. Because SOMEone will be along in a cayuca to check the harvest...

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You might think about the San Blas Islands in Panama. Click on the Cruising Quest link below and see article titled Fantasy Island. Many of the San Blas are populated but only by a village or in some cases just a hut or two. There are lots of uninhabited islands. The Kuna indians are around, but in the easternmost traditional islands they don't bother you much other than to ask if you want to buy their catch of the day for a couple of bucks. The Kunas do get a bit pushy on the western side of the islands, but you just shoo them away.
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Re: Are There Any Truly Deserted Tropical Islands Left ?

Yep, tons of mostly deserted islands in the San Blas, the Bahamas, and even the Florida Keys, if by deserted we mean that nobody lives there regularly. Heck, there are interesting deserted islands all over New England, in Boston Harbor, and in New York Harbor. I once investigated one for sale in Maine for $50,000 big enough to build a nice house on. That's the great thing about visiting places from the water--you get to go to places most people never see.
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Re: Are There Any Truly Deserted Tropical Islands Left ?

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I think Scotland has a nice one, called Gruinard Island or something.

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Also know as Anthrax Island? Yikes!
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Re: Are There Any Truly Deserted Tropical Islands Left ?

The San Frincisco Bay has islands that nobody lives on, as well as the Delta o the east. So to does the Colimbia River.
Sadly they're not tropicalt
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Re: Are There Any Truly Deserted Tropical Islands Left ?

Where on S.F. Bay would that be?......i2f
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Where on S.F. Bay would that be?......i2f

Alcatraz?

Red Rock, Angel Island.
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Red Rock, Angel Island.
Yep, also The Sisters and maybe the two Marin Islands. The Brothers has a bed and breakfast so it dosen't count.
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The San Frincisco Bay has islands that nobody lives on, as well as the Delta o the east. So to does the Colimbia River.
Sadly they're not tropicalt

Yes indeed, I spend a lot of time on the islands of the Columbia river delta. The nice thing about this area is that you can find secluded spots and anchor forever. I have spent weeks camping, birdwatching, wandering around and enjoying the solitude. Eventully the rain comes along and chases me back to reality.
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Re: Are There Any Truly Deserted Tropical Islands Left ?

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Also know as Anthrax Island? Yikes!
It will be all right, bit like mouldy cheese just cut the corner off and carry on

Actually we cruised right past it so the lads were warned on pain of death (literally) not to land.

They have done some tests and dropped half a dozen sheep on the island 10 years ago and they seemed to have survived but its taken 70 years to be safe.

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You might think about the San Blas Islands in Panama. Click on the Cruising Quest link below and see article titled Fantasy Island. Many of the San Blas are populated but only by a village or in some cases just a hut or two. There are lots of uninhabited islands. The Kuna indians are around, but in the easternmost traditional islands they don't bother you much other than to ask if you want to buy their catch of the day for a couple of bucks. The Kunas do get a bit pushy on the western side of the islands, but you just shoo them away.
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Great story. To me, this is what cruising ia all about.
I strongly disagree. Cruising isn't about "shooing the locals away" or showing disregard and contempt for their way of living.
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I strongly disagree. Cruising isn't about "shooing the locals away" or showing disregard and contempt for their way of living.
i think the op was talking about the chicheme keys,where cruiseships stop on a regular basis,creating an over supply of kuna mola's/ artwork... having dug out canoes bash into your nice paint 5 times a day can get trying..........
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Re: Are There Any Truly Deserted Tropical Islands Left ?

Red Rock is nothing more than a verticle rock. Angel, and Alcatraz have Rangers living on them. The Sisters are a B&B aren't they? None are deserted, or tropical. Although Angel Island is well worth the fee for the mooring. Fantastic day time facilities, fantstic views circumnavigating the island, from heat to freezing cold within minutes of eachother.......i2f
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Red Rock is nothing more than a verticle rock. Angel, and Alcatraz have Rangers living on them. The Sisters are a B&B aren't they? None are deserted, or tropical. Although Angel Island is well worth the fee for the mooring. Fantastic day time facilities, fantstic views circumnavigating the island, from heat to freezing cold within minutes of eachother.......i2f
Red Rock has a abandend mine on it.

Technicallity you are correct - I can handle that.
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