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Old 15-02-2010, 09:38   #16
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Hey, only six crew .... I don't think there will be room for a chef or any security personnel!

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duty free?

Originally Posted by charlieatsea View Post
i was wondering if the ship would be spending anytime in Somalia itself, as i would like to use that time to buy cigarettes and a few bottles of champagne for the down wind jolly around cape horn. I am so excited... Does Somalia have a wine culture ? as i would like to tell the captain to stock up on some Somalian red for the Sunday roasts at sea
I didn't realize Somalia was a duty free zone.
We're going to need a bigger boat!

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While carrying an AK47 might help you get past Somalia, with 6 people on a 21' boat I wouldn't want anybody "packing".

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Well, I have done a fair bit of that trip, and with an all girl crew in a 29 footer, but there is only one small thing that keeps me from wanting to join up. Asmara is in the mountains, and while a lovely city, it is at the end of a very windy road down to the sea. The trailer ride down would just be too much for my nerves.

Good luck though and be sure and throw coins out the window at the roadside shrines. It seems to work some of the time.

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