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Old 09-05-2012, 08:31   #31
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Re: Civilization

How about Mopion, near Petite St Vincent, in the Grenadines...
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:40   #32
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Yeah.

Landed once on one of the likes: think MOSQUITOES.

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Chagos?

You need a pre-aranged permit. It is full of cruisers. I bet there are some fees. There is no food store...

I'd rather aim for an uninhabited atoll somewhere. However, most uninhabited atolls either have no pass or no potable water ...

It is not easy to become a Robinson anymore!

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I think some of you have got the wrong idea, I was not talking permanently living away from anyone or where, just trying to do a self contained trip where one would not have to goto port for supply's or WHY....
If any of you have where was it? How long was it? Would you do it again?
Here's a guy who didn't touch port for over 300 days, self contained. Perhaps there are some hints one can learn from reading the blog.
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I want to get away from it all..........

..........to a place with sun 24/7 and with freindly natives in bamboo huts by the seashore who live off the sea and in harmony with mother nature, and think I am the greatest thing to arrive in their area since sliced bread (not that they know what that is)..........they will also need to be able to fix an aircon unit and solve refrigeration issues (using only their native cunning) and are able to deliver Pizza. WIFI would also be essential. and Ice. and Beer.

All natives should apply to the usual address.
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Brit who bought a cut-price island in the Seychelles 50 years ago... and still lives in blissful solitude | Mail Online

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But it takes an islander type of mentality to live on an island for any prolonged time. A normal person gets bored in no time!

Visiting islands is cool. Living there ... .

Islands are picturesque and that's about it.

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I want to get away from it all..........

..........to a place with sun 24/7 and with freindly natives in bamboo huts by the seashore who live off the sea and in harmony with mother nature, and think I am the greatest thing to arrive in their area since sliced bread (not that they know what that is)..........they will also need to be able to fix an aircon unit and solve refrigeration issues (using only their native cunning) and are able to deliver Pizza. WIFI would also be essential. and Ice. and Beer.

All natives should apply to the usual address.
Sun 24\7 is gonna be a tough order to fill - LOL
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Svalbard in summer?

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Lol ok you guys I was asking about cruising and not being around civilization meaning one would fend for their self p.s pnw islands such as of johnstone straight and north are primarily uninhibited I know this to be fact as that's where I am from
Uninhabited is a relative term. Where there are anchorages there are people especially in the summer but getting away from it all is a relative term too. I feel like I get away from it all every time I cruise. If I want to be around people I am, otherwise I'm not. Fend for yourself though? Not likely. Regulations aren't set up for it and get caught going against them and you stand to lose your boat.
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But if this be the case, are we not better off buying a small island?

There are sometimes small islands for sale and some of them are cheaper than many a boat ...

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But if this be the case, are we not better off buying a small island?

There are sometimes small islands for sale and some of them are cheaper than many a boat ...

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Not in my neck of the woods. Even in the middle of nowhere shore line is expensive. Almost makes boats seem like a good deal.
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But it takes an islander type of mentality to live on an island for any prolonged time. A normal person gets bored in no time!

Visiting islands is cool. Living there ... .

Islands are picturesque and that's about it.

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I guess you would have to ask someone from the UK or PI or Japan or Malaysia or HI ...... Humm, come to think of it the whole East coast of the USA is surrounded by water. My ancestors were Islanders. It all comes down to who your neighbors are!
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This sounds crazy but we used to get R&R from Oahu when I was stationed there. It's a weirdly satisfying feeling to reach the west coast after a year and drive in one direction for 4-5 hours...
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I guess you would have to ask someone from the UK or PI or Japan or Malaysia or HI ...... Humm, come to think of it the whole East coast of the USA is surrounded by water. My ancestors were Islanders. It all comes down to who your neighbors are!
I lived on the Big Island for 7 years and left reluctanly. It is what you make of it that determines your succsess. The term "Where ever you go, there you are" applies in spades there. If you go to an Island and expect some short guy yelling "da plane...da plane"...and have Islanders lavashing you with attention, you're going to be disappointed. But if you're a self-supporting type, have a somewhat positive view and learn to look someone in the eye with a smile, your "visit" to someone else"s home will be pleasant.
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