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Old 13-01-2008, 15:59   #31
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I thought you might find this map from NOAA relevant to the topic of "How far south is safe?" It shows the tracks of Tropical Storms for the 153 years from 1851 to 2004. Tropical Cyclone Climatology

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Old 13-01-2008, 17:49   #32
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Thanks for that.
I have been to that site a lot and find it is full of stuff.
I just can't find squat when I am looking for something in particular.
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Is that Cuba I can see in amongst all that black? Well that must be pretty safe. I'll head there!
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Old 14-01-2008, 12:15   #34
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Careful, Mark, these days the Feds can confiscate your boat for just joking about going there...!
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Old 14-01-2008, 12:28   #35
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It shows the tracks of Tropical Storms for the 153 years from 1851 to 2004.
Looks like Duluth, MN is in the clear.
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Old 14-01-2008, 13:06   #36
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Careful, Mark, these days the Feds can confiscate your boat for just joking about going there...!
Not me they can't. I'm Australian and my boat will be Australian Registered.

We can come and go to Cuba as we like. We don't even need a visa for the first 30 days!
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You [Australians] will need a visa to enter Cuba for more than a 30-day period. Tourist cards can now be obtained through your travel agent or at the airport at the point of travel to Cuba.
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Sigh...I often envy that jack n' stars on your countrymen's backstays. Your beer is better than ours, too.

Of course, our government thinks it's the world's policeman, so I still wouldn't put it past them trying to pull you over on the way to Marina Hemmingway. I'll end my rant here.
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. Your beer is better than ours, too. .
Only because all brewrey workers by law in Australia must be beautiful women.
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Where did you get that information?
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It's true...

Australian will only buy beer if it is advertised using beautiful women.

Too bad I no longer drink Beer.
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Not me they can't. I'm Australian and my boat will be Australian Registered.

We can come and go to Cuba as we like. We don't even need a visa for the first 30 days!

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Careful, Mark! If you leave from Key West, or any other US port, you could lose your boat! Bobolo pointed this out on this Forum a while back: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...again-874.html
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Well, thats simple, I won't go via the USA

Had similar issues sailing into Israel. Hmmm come to think of it I had similar issues when I went, during the Yougoslave war from Croatia through serbia on a train! Needed to go via Budapest for that one unless I wanted to be shot... Even then I was hauled off the train at gun point for a quick quiz!

But you make a good point to always research the next few countries and not just lob in!

Thanks for making me aware of it


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Sounds like you've led an exciting life, Mark!
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I think the current situation with Cubas places two restrictions on Americans planning to travel there: 1, you cannot go direct from the U.S. to Cuba - but you can go to Cuba from a country other than the USA. 2) U.S. citizens cannot spent money in Cuba. So you take a Canadian along, stop in the Bahamas or Mexico, or whatever, and go to CUBA. Both the Cuban Government and citizens are glad for U.S. dollars. Cuba placed moorings all around the island years ago, to preserve the corral from our anchors. It is a beautiful place and when you check into Cuba you will find they will ask you if you want your passport stamped - they are hip to what is going on. Havana is a little intense - probably my age, by smaller places, especially fishing villages, are very hospitable to sailors who have a genuine smile.
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Careful, Mark! If you leave from Key West, or any other US port, you could lose your boat! Bobolo pointed this out on this Forum a while back: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...again-874.html

Hud, hopefully this lunacy will get sorted once the gentleman from Texas goes back to herding sheep. An opportunity exists if only the bigotry would stop.
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