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Old 08-11-2012, 01:01   #1
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Here in the Aegean winter has made its first appearance, over two months after the number of yachts on the water plummets every year. I think we have shared our various anchorages over the last couple of months with no more than a total of half a dozen boats. Is this the same situation worldwide? Do the seas empty everywhere out of season?

By the way, when winter gales hit they come with a vengeance. For the last 5 years sometime between mid November and mid December we get hit by one storm.

This is the current weather forecast. It is the first time I have seen temps below 20C (68F) day or night, since last May. It feels FREEZING LOL. Winds are currently averaging in the low 30's, gusting to 40+, which makes me positively shiver when I stick my nose outside. A day for making pancakes and curling up with a good book and being very thankful for a decent anchor
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:14   #2
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Re: Summer's End

Wintery here in Dublin too tho not so scenic.
I was admiring the view from the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sunio in August this year while holidaying with my son and can,t wait to sail those azure seas.
On the verge of retirement so, fingers crossed, will have a share in those deserted anchorages next year.
PS Why not a yacht?
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Hi Centaur
Come on down . Plenty of room and the azure waters are usually seemingly endless, although they are looking a little grey today.

PS In answer to your query, there was a long thread here a few months back about how only snobs have "yachts" LOL. In Australia (and NZ too) anything big enough to have a cabin is termed a yacht, but being a newbie on an international forum I am just minding my P's and Q's
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[QUOTE=Seaworthy Lass;1079146]

PS In answer to your query, there was a long thread here a few months back about how only snobs have "yachts" LOL. In Australia (and NZ too) anything big enough to have a cabin is termed a yacht, but being a newbie on an international forum I am just minding my P's and Q's
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Thanks S L.
Your boat, you choice.
Not too many snobs here in the harbour, mix of fishing trawlers, yachts/sail/power craft of all descriptions, tho the skipper, ex trawler man, of a very spruce 32ft,er insists on calling her a yacht
Nice autumn day here so heading out a few hours later, maybe fish across the low tide
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Thanks S L.
Your boat, you choice.
Not too many snobs here in the harbour, mix of fishing trawlers, yachts/sail/power craft of all descriptions, tho the skipper, ex trawler man, of a very spruce 32ft,er insists on calling her a yacht
Nice autumn day here so heading out a few hours later, maybe fish across the low tide
My profile was just tongue in cheek, but I was really surprised how the term "yacht" is seen as pretentious, particularly by Americans. It would be really weird in Australia to call any sailing vessel with a cabin anything but a yacht (even a twenty footer). "Sailboats" in Australia are just dinghies.

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Pretention or culture?
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Poor yanks, sail boat or yacht, who cares
I enjoyed the laid back Aussies and Kiwis I met on my short visits down under, caught my first and only Tuna off Auckland. Plan to return for a longer stay, maybe when Aurora is tied up for the winter.
Was out today, cold but dry and bright, had a great sail round Lambay and home in time for tea. Not the Med but close enough for now
I think that pilgrimage to Poseidon's Temple paid off, great sailing since I got back and only wetting has been sea spray.
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In San Diego (N 32 degrees) the jet stream can dip down and it acts like a conveyor belt, tracking low pressure systems from the Gulf of Alaska along the west coast of the USA. Makes for some miserable weather when they're spaced out a few days on repeat for weeks. You have gale after gale with enough time to sort of dry out, then you get smacked with another one.

We're heading south to Mexico this time. Already here and I'm drooling looking at the water temperature. In a couple of weeks if all goes well we'll be in the sub tropics in 85f water. Can't wait. I'm bundled up in fleece right now with a blanket on.
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