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Old 04-11-2013, 09:12   #16
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Re: things you find yourself needing when you make landfall

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An internet cafe and more KY.
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An internet cafe and more KY.
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Re: things you find yourself needing when you make landfall

Reb,

If it matters to you, peanut butter will be unavailable till you get to Australia, and then the price will gag a goat! So, if you use it, stock up on it anywhere lots of gringoes congregate, 'cause you're not going to see any at all for a long time; this is also true of mayonnaise.

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I'm trying to compile a list of things that people folks need when you stop into some random town. I'm sure there are some things I'm missing:

Where's the ...

- fuel?
- good place to grab breakfast/lunch/dinner?
- good/cheap bar?
- bus stop?
- closest provisions?
- fresh water?
- chandlery?
- doctor?
- dentist?
- pharmacy?
- laundry?
Transportation options... e.g. train, subway, airport, and how to get there.
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Re: things you find yourself needing when you make landfall

Depending on your passage, propane?
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Re: things you find yourself needing when you make landfall

Way back when we started out, first was water, then fresh produce! After that as Ann said ICE CREAM!! I thought we were the only ones left that knew about haveing a shoreside spoon with ya at all times LOL! These days with a water maker that works well, a genny and a BIG freezer, we have the ice cream and the water but fresh produce is still way up on the list ! as we don't really drink, beer is something we don't use! But let me tell ya Taro, and even bread fruit look good after 15-20 days at sea !And again without a water maker a hot shower is heaven! And with kids, other kids for them to meet and play with are a big plus!! Heck I remember when a fresh green coconut was a treat !! And if theres meat to buy we though we were in heaven !! No matter how much ya catch and like fish ! It gets old after a while !a tough ole piece of pork looks good to to a fella on a fish diet!! For you guys I would think your list is pretty good except for fuel, we used a lot less then I thought we would, I could have made smaller fuel tanks and bigger water tanks if I had really sailed more when we left! You guy's are gonna love the trades! wish we could do it one more time! But looks like we will stick to the Carribe! Sure look forward to your reports when ya leave !!
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