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Old 01-12-2012, 12:08   #1
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That One Particular Harbor.....

..."Sheltered from the wind,
Where the children play on the shore each day,
And all are safe within." (Jimmy Buffet)

Having cruised the PNW, East Coast USA, Bahamas and East Caribbean, for us it's Georgetown, Exuma. So many great memories with our kids and other cruisers. Regatta in early March through April is crazy fun.

Where is your "one particular harbor" and what makes it The One?
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:18   #2
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Re: That One Particular Harbor.....

As a seasonal choice that fits for the summers,- "shetered....children play on the shore..." we are very fond of Onset, Massachusetts. at the north end of Buzzards Bay.
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Re: That One Particular Harbor.....

Onset is a lovely harbor. I got towed in there two seasons ago, after running out of fuel in the fog and going aground. I know, I know, I'm a dope. But Onset certainly conveyed a feeling of being "safe within," under those conditions.

West Harbor on Fisher's Island is a wonderful anchorage that I would consider that one special harbor.
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Re: That One Particular Harbor.....

If I told you I'd have to kill ya...
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Re: That One Particular Harbor.....

Having Anchored at all above and the fine memories past and yet to come, I cannot possibly nail it down to one. Don't know if that's good or bad but hey, if I find that one particular harbor it's gonna be great!
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Block Island is where my kids always want to go. Beaches go forever. Great dinning and ice cream. Lots to do, or just do nothing and watch boats sail in and out.
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Re: That One Particular Harbor.....

Haven't yet found "The One;" still cruisin' around! Adore Annapolis MD; and Rock Sound, Eleuthera; St Augustine FL; my list goes on.
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Re: That One Particular Harbor.....

in the carib it would have to be,
man of war bay ,tobago, scoltland bay, trinidad and chicheme keys in the san blas
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Haven't yet found "The One;" still cruisin' around! Adore Annapolis MD; and........... Rock Sound,........ Eleuthera; St Augustine FL; my list goes on.
Hey guys, .....Rock Sound? You didn't happen to find my sunglasses off the dinghy dock in about 15',- did you?
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Re: That One Particular Harbor.....

To date I've been mostly limited to the Eastern US and a good majority of the Moorings/Sunsail locations. Of those, Southeast Bora Bora is the place that kept my circumnav motivation alive.

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Re: That One Particular Harbor.....

Not having kids aboard changes ones parameters somewhat...

But the anchorage that we seem to keep returning to is Port Cygnet, Tasmania. A combination of physical beauty, protection, easy shore and provisioning access and friendly locals are a strong draw for Ann and I.

Or in another part of the world, Baie De Moustique on Ille Ducos in New Caledonia for isolation, protection, good holding, no people, wild horses and the occasional stag on shore... and only a day sail from the fleshpots of Noumea.

Now that I think of it... there are a hell of a lot of great places here in the SW Pacific!

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And all are safe within." (Jimmy Buffet)
Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts. Sailed there on our honeymoon. My kids grew up on the beaches there every summer. They both learned to sail at the Cuttyhunk Yacht Club. You could always tell our boat in the harbor--we were the one with all the kids coming and going, of all ages, with dinghies tied up all around, or kids jumping off the decks. The only problem would be finding their shoes after a couple of weeks of wandering around without them on.
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Re: That One Particular Harbor.....

The next one.

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