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Old 07-11-2014, 20:38   #46
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Re: Prohibited for Sailing Areas

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I think what was being suggested, all humorous comments aside, was a listing of spots that have some inherent danger which is otherwise not obvious.

Unexploded ordnance (island ofVieques?) or lethal snakes or radiation all are good examples.

I hear parts of the Fauklands are still heavily mined (land mines.)

Hum, this might make a good research project and a neat little sailing book...

HPeers guide to the unobvious pitfalls of cruising, or The Uncruising Guide
YOu could do one of those discovery TV shows visiting "The most dangerous islands! See our host sail to and brave a night on the most DANGEROUS OF IS-LANDS! Tuesday night at 8 PM"

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Exactly. No one is being kidnapped by aliens and contrary to my earlier tongue in cheek post, there are no magnetic vortices or citizens from Atlantis coming up from their undersea cities to take you away.
Well THAT sucks. I much prefer a world with the possibility of getting probed by a hot Atlantian Mermaid.

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Re: Prohibited for Sailing Areas

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Well THAT sucks. I much prefer a world with the possibility of getting probed by a hot Atlantian Mermaid.
I suppose that you could try hanging out in that big city in Georgia and try your luck... gotta be a mermaid there somewhere!


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Old 08-11-2014, 02:05   #48
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Re: Prohibited for Sailing Areas

Hawaii has a lot of those. Kahoolawe was a bombing range, half cleaned up, and now reserved for Hawaiians. Niihau is private and off limits. Ka'ula is still a bombing range. Lehua and many of the other small islands are bird refuges and off limits. Same for all the other NW Hawaiian Islands. And the waters west of Kaua'i are sometimes closed for missile tests (from Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kaua'i) and military exercises (RIMPAC).

Johnston and the other Minor Outlying islands (Kingman, Jarvis, Howland, Baker, etc.) are all bird sanctuaries and off limits. The one exception is Palmyra where I think you can get a permit.

Most of the islands around the Southern Ocean that seem unwise to approach: South Sandwich, Bouvet, Crozet, Kerguelen, Heard and McDonald, etc.

I would also stay out of the Paracel and Spratly Islands for a long while.

But I hadn't heard of the Snake Island. That is the most intriguing and scary one I've heard of yet.
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Re: Prohibited for Sailing Areas

Cuba of course is officially off limits, with exceptions, for USA Citizens. There are also areas in Cuba that are off limits per Cuban officials too. For example, Cayo Paraiso, which figures heavily in Hemmingway's writting/life is offcially off limits (for sailing Zarpe purposes anyway). With good reason, a hurricane radically reorganized the area so charts are no longer accurate (at least were not in 2001).

We spent several very pleasant days there, had it entirely to ourselves, except for the occassional fisherman. Then few other crusing boats showed up. This got the attention of officials who came and ran us all off.
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Re: Prohibited for Sailing Areas

I know for a fact that you can't get within 300 yards of the Bremerton Naval Shipyards without a visit from a very fast boat with a blue light, siren and probably some guns!

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