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Old 15-03-2016, 16:04   #76
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So who was doing the screaming? Assume it wasn't some version of the "water police" so local speedboaters?

Other local boaters that were upset at having to wait behind me.


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Old 16-03-2016, 16:39   #77
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Wow ! I was hoping for a lot more negative comments than this. (more room for me in beautiful Florida). The world is full of critics.
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Old 16-03-2016, 18:38   #78
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I have lived in eight states, and happily chose SE Florida as my home. I love Miami and try very hard not get north of Jupiter. The panhandle? No way. If I didn't work in West Palm I would live in Ft Lauderdale or Miami very happily. Everybody likes different things. It's a big state, there's something for everyone, and the entire coast is really beautiful.
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Wow ! I was hoping for a lot more negative comments than this.
Yeah. Florida is awful. Don't go there. The whole state is just terrible. You won't like it. Trust me.
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Old 17-03-2016, 14:47   #80
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Re: A question for the Florida-dislikers?

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Re: A question for the Florida-dislikers?

I was once asked if I'd lived all my life in Florida.
I said "Not yet." (Thanks to Damnyankee Marshal Dodge for that great line.)
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Old 17-03-2016, 20:20   #82
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I was hoping for a lot more negative comments than this.
Right. I was hoping for some practical advice about the anchoring restrictions.
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Old 17-03-2016, 20:34   #83
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The bastion of freedom and democracy. Fidel and his well fed ruling class sure agree and welcome you and your money.
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Old 18-03-2016, 19:23   #84
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Re: A question for the Florida-dislikers?

The worst thing to happen to me sailing Florida was nothing. I had one (almost) interaction with officialdom--I was ghosting along, flopped on the side benches, with just my head above the gunnels, when the Maritime turned towards my boat. I sat up, waved, they waved back, and went on. I think they thought my boat was adrift.

I met some great folks, was polite and they were polite to me, and I received more hospitality than was due.

Through ignorance I broke a rule here and there, and people were understanding.

By and large, I've had a hankering to go back every since.
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Re: A question for the Florida-dislikers?

You know what Floridians do on vacation?
We go up north and drive sloooww.
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You know what Floridians do on vacation?
We go up north and drive sloooww.
doesn't seem any change of pace
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Re: A question for the Florida-dislikers?

Wow. That troll didn't pan out did it? <lol>

Born and raised in St Augustine. We loved tourists because they always brought $$ to the local economy. We always tried to be friendly and helpful even when they were cheap, demanding and demeaning. Loved when they always told us how they'd "fix" St Augustine and how their home state(s) were so much better. We always appreciate learning things form those who are much smarter.

We had a local motto: St Augustine is a quaint drinking village with a fishing problem. If it got any more laid back your heart would stop.

Can't speak for much more than Orlando north. Not much on Miami personally - just too many people.

Now I split my time between DFW and St Augustine. Planning to retire on the boat in St Aug as home port. If you really don't like FL, just visit awhile, drop your bucks and we will wave atcha on your way back home North!

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Down here no one forgets the Canadian tourists abd drivers. But I don't think the memo made yet to Canada, I know we've sent it every year for the past few decades. But here it is again,

Dear Canadian Snow birds,

Here are a few things you might want to know when driving in South Florida.

1) There are things called stop signs, we'd like you to use then too
2) Even on Canadian built cars there is a little lever on the steering column called turn signals, please use these as well.
3) Speedos are for much younger males.
4) Tipping is still appreciated.
5) And we still have no use for your quarters as change.

Other than that have a great time.
I think you mean "French" Canadians. Real Canadians wouldn't wear Speedos on a bet
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Re: A question for the Florida-dislikers?

Florida has a very diverse population. Like most everywhere, some will point to the "outsiders" as problematic. In reality, the driving, spending and beach fashion behaviors of visitors to Florida are all well within the norms of all the other varieties within the state.

........... but as long as we're making accusations, I did see a cutter with a Canadian flag in one of my favorite anchorage spots!
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