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Old 21-10-2015, 21:47   #46
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Most people are beautiful on the inside!! Your looking at the wrapper!

Too true!
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Old 21-10-2015, 21:51   #47
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Re: Where are all the beautiful people?

Glad I read the thread. Gave me a smile, & re-schooled me on what I already knew (and sometimes forget).
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Old 22-10-2015, 07:45   #48
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Wiki has Sardinia as part of Italy. Doesn't that make them Italian, rather than Sardines. just asking.
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Scotland, Wales and Ireland are part of the UK...
Try telling them they're English and see how many teeth you have left..

Reminds me of when we were in Italy and a guy said to us, "I am not Italian. I am Sicilian." We love Italy.
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Old 22-10-2015, 07:54   #49
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. . . .It is really up to you and your attitude not others. We have made friends everywhere we have been and continue to make them.
Bingo.
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Old 22-10-2015, 08:01   #50
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Scotland, Wales and Ireland are part of the UK...
Try telling them they're English and see how many teeth you have left..
Ireland?

Phil, Ireland has been independent of the UK for nearly 100 years. Either you missed the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty which created the Republic of Ireland, or David Cameron is imitating Putin and has sent in the British Army to take Ireland back by force, and I haven't read the news yet . . .
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Old 22-10-2015, 08:07   #51
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We do meet pleasant people aboard other yachts, for sure. We are of the same rich and idle kind.
But the local people, the natives sometimes very poor who are the real owner of the country we pretend to visit, are another source of genuine encounters, and vivid souvenirs.
Unfortunately, our glistering yachts, powerfull tenders distrustingly padlocked to the wharf, our ignorance of local language, our impatience, are barriers between us and them.
Make the effort of learning 10 words in the local language (Hello, please, thank you , very good....) row to the beach , walk or ride a bicycle or use the local bus inland, rent that derelict motorbike for a few $ and a handshake as a contract, look for local help for that little sewing job, hang around beyond the beach front bar, get yourself invited by fishermen to raise their nets at dawn, ...
You will enjoy what is arguably the genuine side of the voyage
Wow - great comment and philosophy! This will go far to make you less of a hated tourist, and more of a world citizen visiting another piece of your home. Well said.
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But hippies, man...I love hippies. I was a hippie. My Mom was a hippie. Then I had to go to school, get a job, work, etc. But tomorrow I'll be free again. Back to my roots.

Peace, Love, Rock&Roll, dudes and dudettes.

PS: Where specifically are the hippiest?
Haha, you sound like me man. Hippie parents, hippie offspring with a strong dose of reality.

Just look for the shitty boats with laundry hanging out every which way. I think anyone that can live on anything less that 29 feet has to be a either a glutton for punishment or a dirty hippie. We met these guys in the Abacos. Great folks, great fun.

In all seriousness though. Boat people are my people. I have met very few cruisers that I didn't like regardless of what walk of life you come from.

We met a retired Dr. on a Bristol 46 who looked and acted like Richard Dreyffus in What About Bob. By the end of the night I was sharing pot brownies with him and laughing hysterically in his cockpit. It's a great big world out there and people who live on boats all have the common thread: they don't buy into the BS and they have a love of boats, nature and beauty.
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Old 22-10-2015, 11:06   #53
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Are you from New England?
Haha Screw you man! You've got a point though haha!
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Old 22-10-2015, 12:00   #54
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This is an easy one for me. It was the Marina 4 winter live aboard community in Toronto. Best neighbours ever, and some very good friends too.
Good to notice this about Eastern Canada... and hopefully I will experience something similarly one day in Nova Scotia (East Coast of CAN) which has a long history in coastal communities and boating. :-)

See also Canada's Ocean Act (1996) and Ocean Strategy (2002) here.




Kingwell coastal house, dock, boats and water


Nova Scotia's beautifully Lunenburg Harbour (Unesco World Heritage)
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Re: Where are all the beautiful people?

Anywhere but Quebec.

Trying being in the Thousand Islands during the last week of July- a horde of attitude and ignorance consumes the land and sea. Though it is entertaining watching "anchor practice."
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Richards Bay, South Africa. Great fun & always happy to help. Thank you, Franzois & Chris.
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Wiki has Sardinia as part of Italy. Doesn't that make them Italian, rather than Sardines. just asking.
Map has Tasmania as part of Australia too, but ... oh, nevermind.
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But hippies, man...I love hippies. I was a hippie. My Mom was a hippie. Then I had to go to school, get a job, work, etc. But tomorrow I'll be free again. Back to my roots.

Peace, Love, Rock&Roll, dudes and dudettes.

PS: Where specifically are the hippiest?
Hippies? Yeah, I was one of those, about 40-something years ago.

I got better.
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Map has Tasmania as part of Australia too, but ... oh, nevermind.
I was asking a serious question. I don't know any people living in Tasmania that would not call themselves Australian.

Why do people who live in Sardinia not call themselves Italian?
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Re: Where are all the beautiful people?

Fortunately, everwhere Ive been...aholes & truly bad people are a very small percentage of the population whether locals or cruisers.
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