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Old 29-04-2012, 02:23   #1
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What is the best place you have sailed to so far?

Well we have not visited too many places so far on our cruising but what is the best marina / anchorage you have ever been to and why.

So far we have three.

1) St Kats in the heart of London because sailing down the Thames next to Tower Bridge is an experience not to be missed.

2) Vannes in France... A beautiful old town and the Morbihan is an experience all on it's own.

3) La Rochelle because of the view when sailing through the towers into the heart of a beautiful city.

What is a place you have been to that others should not miss?
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Old 29-04-2012, 02:30   #2
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Re: What is the best place you have sailed to so far?

The Bahamas in the early 70's were the best , No pass port needed , gonja was almost free, the girls good looking and easy
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Old 29-04-2012, 02:35   #3
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The Bahamas in the early 70's were the best , No pass port needed , gonja was almost free, the girls good looking and easy
Is it the girls who have changed or you
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Old 29-04-2012, 02:56   #4
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Is it the girls who have changed or you
I'm not as easy anymore, the girls have not changed
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Old 29-04-2012, 04:52   #5
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Re: What is the best place you have sailed to so far?

I realize that this is a long way from you in Europe, but on our side of the Atlantic I would pick Maine hands down.

I ran into a Dutch skipper there on his way back home after a circumnavigation. He said that Maine was the nicest place he had been. Of course this was August ;-).

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Re: What is the best place you have sailed to so far?

I'm kind of partial to the Chesapeake Bay in the Fall. Gorgeous weather and Harvest moons.

Thailand has tons of beautiful islands and water (some of the world's best), but I like a change of seasons.
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Re: What is the best place you have sailed to so far?

In your area:

You already mentioned La Rochelle, so I'd have to suggest Concarneau. Beautiful little fort/town only a day's sail West from Morbihan. Tie up to the wall and clean your bottom at low tide with the other boats that will be there doing the same thing. Walk into that beautiful walled town and have a croissant and a nice meal.

We also enjoyed exploring the caves while anchored in Crozon, and the architecture and historic cottages/houses were fantastic. That's about a day's sail from Concarneau.

Europe is full of incredible places to visit. Ribadesella and Baiona are our two favourite (small) northern Spain anchorages. Ribadesella's entrance is so protected, you can't even see it from sea. And Baiona's town and fort are full of history, it was a major port of departure for the Americas 300 years ago. Both anchorages are well protected, esp Ribadesella. (43,27N 05,03W)

Ok, we don't have a favourite, but you should see those four if you have the time.

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