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Old 28-04-2015, 09:27   #61
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Re: Foolish Late 50's Sell it All and Head North

Jill and Todd
if you make it as far as the Rock, Newfoundland, try to take in the north east coast in particular Notre dame Bay, also known as the caribbean of the north. Lewisporte Yacht Club in the Bay of Exploits comes with very high recommendations from long distance cruisers either for short stops or wintering if need be before making the run across the pond or further north.
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Old 01-05-2015, 13:37   #62
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Re: Foolish Late 50's Sell it All and Head North

Foolish? ... 'to sell it all. No! Selling for the life on the water is not a risk in my opinion; however, I moved aboard before ever having anything to sell!

Foolish? .... 'to head North. This I can not understand! Sure, I understand that the St. Lawrence is your way out, but heading that far north is difficult to understand for someone like me who grew up in South Florida and couldn't tolerate the cold winter of the Chesapeake when I first moved aboard.

My choice, for the less hardy, would be to sell it all and buy the boat in the southeast US where you can poke about and casually make way in kinder environments.
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...Foolish? .... 'to head North. This I can not understand! Sure, I understand that the St. Lawrence is your way out, but heading that far north is difficult to understand for someone like me who grew up in South Florida and couldn't tolerate the cold winter of the Chesapeake when I first moved aboard.
Whimp .

We're also heading out the St. Lawrence and will likely spend time in Newfoundland. Right now we're in Lake Ontario and I'm already suffering with the heat of being way down south. I'm darn right scared of how I'm going to manage the temperatures as we move further south . Maybe instead of heading to the Caribbean from the Maritimes we'll keep going across to Ireland, or maybe just turn left and do the Northwest Passage .
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Cold weather sailing rules!

(of course I say that sitting in the Sea of Cortez)
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"Whimp" seems a little harsh. We cockpit potatoes prefer the term, "Pansy"!
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Summer in the far north can be beautiful...if it doesn't rain that day.


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Re: Foolish Late 50's Sell it All and Head North

...or you can have it both ways...head north and still enjoy the "kinder environments"...move Down Under!!

We agree with Hudson Force's sentiments...and we're happy to generally avoid the higher latitudes. Tasmania's an exception to the rule for us, but we keep the Tassie cruises to summer time when the long days and spectacular scenery compensates for the wild temperature variations so typical of the >40's latitudes.

...and speaking of kinder environments, we're about to embark north for our Winter 2015 Exhibition Cruise. We look forward to ~5months of enjoying great company and tropical weather...and enjoying a bit of business along the way too. If anyone's going to be around the Gold Coast 21-24 May [cf. Boat Shows | Gold Coast Marine Expo | Boat Shows Australia | Gold Coast City Marina ] or Hervey Bay 27 Jun - 12 Jul [cf. Great Sandy Straits Marina ] come and visit us as we'd love to welcome you aboard!

As for the OP, we say again 'Go for it!'
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