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Old 01-03-2011, 19:40   #16
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Strike NZ off circumnav.... insert OZ.....
Neither. If talking beer. Both, otherwise.

The only decent beer we had in (very broadly) that area was FP. Beer's name: HINANO.

Next beer stop the Island of Rodriguez - the small shop just behind the harbour building. Can't recall the name but it came in half a liter bottles and was delicious.

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Ok, best fish and chips is in Sidney, BC* and no beer in NZ!!! What the heck is wrong with those people??? Here I thought they were a civilized nation.

* We're talking fresh ling cod or halibut (caught that morning). If you haven't had battered ling you haven't had f&c
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Hello all. Welcome to the 2011 sailing season.

My nephew and I are departing from St. John's NFLD in mid-May on an Alberg 30 (beautiful boat, absolutely beautiful!) for a 1000nM cruise around the North Atlantic. Our route will take us to the Azores, Canaries, Cape Verde, Lesser Antilles ...

I am starting this thread as a place where I may absorb the experience and suggestions of others. Thank you for taking the time to follow this thread.

My first request is hopefully a simple one: Does anyone know where I may acquire a rudder gudgeon for the Alberg 30? It is a cast bronze unit that comes apart in 2 pieces. See attached photo.
So much for the original request for info on a rudder gudgeon. Try wrapping it up in newspaper with a pinch of salt and a splash of vinegar
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Fullcastle, I can't believe you are going to sail 10k miles and not stop in Europe. We do have MacDonalds, icecream and coke-a-cola or superb French wines and cheeses, Welsh lamb or British beef, depending on your needs. Oh and 4000 years of history of building things in stone

Presumably you will want the Portuguese trade winds to go south down the western european coast which would be down wind sailing to the Canaries. Get the timing right and the Azores high will take you back across the Atlantic at the end of the year.

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Banzai... I thought you'd supplied the answer already re the Gudgeons with your link.... unfortunately Albergs are an unknown to us Europeans so we are chatting about the main part the Atlantic Circle....
I personally would suggest S Ireland (beautiful) then across to sample Cornwall and the coast as far as the Isle of Wight, across to Cherbourg then down to N Spain and the ria's which are an awesome cruising ground down to Baiona...
After that a run to Cascais and Lisbon to experience one of the most hospitible of the Europeans before running out to the Azores, across to Madeira and down to the Canaries...
But... its not my schedule... hope the trip is a success and great fun...
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Do any, other than Canadians, sprinkle Vinegar on French Fries (chips)?
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Do any, other than Canadians, sprinkle Vinegar on French Fries (chips)?
Salt n Vinegar..... actually... only way to eat em...
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Do any, other than Canadians, sprinkle Vinegar on French Fries (chips)?
The Brits, except they are too smart to eat those revolting skinny things called "French Fries" which are a culinary abomination, even on a good day.

Give me big fat chunky chips any day. You wouldn't believe it but they taste just like potatoes. How do they do it ?
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The Brits, except they are too smart to eat those revolting skinny things called "French Fries" which are a culinary abomination, even on a good day.

Give me big fat chunky chips any day. You wouldn't believe it but they taste just like potatoes. How do they do it ?
You got it in one Savoir....
Chips are obtained by peeling the skin of potato's and slicing them....
French fries/Freedom fries are obtained by opening a bag....
Basically exchanging a little healthy labour and flavour in favour of laziness and preservatives and E numbers...
Where's the De-fib Hon... didya remember to pack it.....
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