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Old 27-04-2016, 12:55   #166
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Re: Has Anyone Thought of Creating a Protected Marina in the Ocean?

whatever could handle a hurricane wins....... I like the second from the top.... looks like a destination not a way point.
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If the American economy and thus the world economy goes into a full blown 1929 Depression.... This would become a very attractive oasis.
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Old 27-04-2016, 16:24   #168
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I wonder if you'd want to swim in the waters surrounding these idyillic paradises you mention.
Absolutely not. In most cases the water was fouled with rubbish and polluted with sewerage. I don't think I ever called them an idyllic paradise. The point i was making for the OP was these floating villages already exist.
But that doesn't mean they could not be well a clean, desirable and sustainable place to live If they were properly designed and planned.
Koh Panyi, the so called Sea Gypsy village in Thailand which was really a Moslem fishing village on stilts over a cleared mangrove forest is a good example. It is rebadging itself as a tourist attraction with a unique lifestyle and fine fish dining.
It is only accessible by water and is car free. I am not properly informed but it must have proper services like water, power, and waste water connection to shore services. The surrounding mangrove forest is mostly preserved in a conservation area. There are a number of substantial masonry public buildings such as a school and mosque. The influx of tourist money means many of the flimsy wooden dwellings are being rapidly replaced by substantial brick homes on concrete piers.
At least by Thai standards there does seem to be some organised application of standards and planning. Overall it is rapidly becoming quite an attractive and CLEAN place to live. The only unpleasant aspect is the thousands of tourists who arrive in hundreds of noisy boats that come in each day for lunch.

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Old 27-04-2016, 21:15   #169
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I don't think I ever called them an idyllic paradise.
Yes, I know. I was being facetical.
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First typhoon or hurricane, you'll be crying for the security of land.
But?


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