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Old 15-03-2014, 15:43   #91
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Re: Circumnavigating/ Sailing Is Sexy

I liked the Bumfuzzles adventures. For me, they were wholesome and i enjoyed their blind-faith approach to life. It was fun watching them learn to fix boats in exotic ports while raising 2 wonderful kids.
By comparison, Here is a clip/trailer from Maiden Trip...Laura Dekers adventure around the world at 14 yrs. of age. I like Laura's acceptance and level-headedness while out sailing

Both the Bumfuzzles and Laura have little ego involved unlike what I've been reading so far.
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What happened to the soft porn ?
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Old 27-03-2014, 23:40   #93
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You've got us all figured out from behind your keyboard.

I'm about to jump in some pearly blue pacific water, you know we're having fun!!! Now don't be jealous, be a good sport about it at least.
You gotta take the good with the bad... some of your comments came off pretty close-minded or judgmental. But, in the face of people calling you out on it, your attitude is admirable.

That's kind of how many people on this forum look at cruising - you need to take the good with the bad. Now obviously huge safety risks like trying to transit past Somali pirates are more than just "the bad" - it's life and death.

But I'd be careful not to dismiss "dirty countries with dirty people". Full disclosure: my wife is Indonesian, and so I feel a particular affinity for that country. But some of the most insanely excellent experiences I've had have been in Indonesia. I've attached a photo from atop Mt Rinjani on Lombok, with the Gili islands in the foreground, and Bali in the distance. This is a readily accessible cruising destination.

My times in Indonesia, even in the face of abject poverty, have been magical. I've never been threatened, scammed or treated poorly. I've had extremely religious Muslim families near force me into their homes to eat with them (no matter how many meals I'd already had!) because they wanted to share hospitality with a total stranger.

There's a lot of horror stories out there, but like anything else, the most extreme story sounds the loudest. It seems to me there's no reason to leave San Francisco if all you want to see is Hawaii, Australia and the Med. Rich, affluent comfortable areas are just iterations of the same flavor. I've always tried to live my life by a quote I once heard that is probably more appropriate in this forum than anywhere else:

"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

Good luck, and if you do decide to hit up Indonesia, drop me a message and I'll break down all the must-see spots and give you some hints on getting by.
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You gotta take the good with the bad... some of your comments came off pretty close-minded or judgmental. But, in the face of people calling you out on it, your attitude is admirable.

That's kind of how many people on this forum look at cruising - you need to take the good with the bad. Now obviously huge safety risks like trying to transit past Somali pirates are more than just "the bad" - it's life and death.

But I'd be careful not to dismiss "dirty countries with dirty people". Full disclosure: my wife is Indonesian, and so I feel a particular affinity for that country. But some of the most insanely excellent experiences I've had have been in Indonesia. I've attached a photo from atop Mt Rinjani on Lombok, with the Gili islands in the foreground, and Bali in the distance. This is a readily accessible cruising destination.

My times in Indonesia, even in the face of abject poverty, have been magical. I've never been threatened, scammed or treated poorly. I've had extremely religious Muslim families near force me into their homes to eat with them (no matter how many meals I'd already had!) because they wanted to share hospitality with a total stranger.

There's a lot of horror stories out there, but like anything else, the most extreme story sounds the loudest. It seems to me there's no reason to leave San Francisco if all you want to see is Hawaii, Australia and the Med. Rich, affluent comfortable areas are just iterations of the same flavor. I've always tried to live my life by a quote I once heard that is probably more appropriate in this forum than anywhere else:

"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

Good luck, and if you do decide to hit up Indonesia, drop me a message and I'll break down all the must-see spots and give you some hints on getting by.

Hear,hear!! +1
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You gotta take the good with the bad... some of your comments came off pretty close-minded or judgmental. But, in the face of people calling you out on it, your attitude is admirable.

That's kind of how many people on this forum look at cruising - you need to take the good with the bad. Now obviously huge safety risks like trying to transit past Somali pirates are more than just "the bad" - it's life and death.

But I'd be careful not to dismiss "dirty countries with dirty people". Full disclosure: my wife is Indonesian, and so I feel a particular affinity for that country. But some of the most insanely excellent experiences I've had have been in Indonesia. I've attached a photo from atop Mt Rinjani on Lombok, with the Gili islands in the foreground, and Bali in the distance. This is a readily accessible cruising destination.

My times in Indonesia, even in the face of abject poverty, have been magical. I've never been threatened, scammed or treated poorly. I've had extremely religious Muslim families near force me into their homes to eat with them (no matter how many meals I'd already had!) because they wanted to share hospitality with a total stranger.

There's a lot of horror stories out there, but like anything else, the most extreme story sounds the loudest. It seems to me there's no reason to leave San Francisco if all you want to see is Hawaii, Australia and the Med. Rich, affluent comfortable areas are just iterations of the same flavor. I've always tried to live my life by a quote I once heard that is probably more appropriate in this forum than anywhere else:

"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

Good luck, and if you do decide to hit up Indonesia, drop me a message and I'll break down all the must-see spots and give you some hints on getting by.
You're a little late to the party, she's been gone about two weeks. Probably off frolicking in the surf somewhere. What a horrible life.
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You're a little late to the party, she's been gone about two weeks. Probably off frolicking in the surf somewhere. What a horrible life.
But, frolicking only with clean and nice people who are just like her.

How nice...

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I don't see the problem with posting on a blog or video. I started doing it, I'm not flaunting, I'm sharing, I started a blog, I'm becoming a liveaboard next month, people like to follow that kind of stuff, I'm also open to helpful criticism....welcome to the 21st century. I'm not saying I'm better than anyone else and what not.

If you don't like their videos, don't watch them. If you don't want to follow their circumnavigation don't follow it.


On another note, there is no way in hell I would pay $40-60K to freakin ship a boat across land. Maybe $4000, maybe. I'm not saying that isn't the going rate, I just look at $40-60K going towards a bigger, better boat.

Anyways my blog is in my signature feel free to follow it and belittle me.
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Well shiver me timbers you two are sexy, and if only you were in the eastern Med we would surely have you over for drinks and a conversation about communicating with the savages on shore. Why not turn around head through the canal into the Carribean and then cross to the Med. You dont want to miss it if you live on anchor and dont need to spend you summers in a marina it is truely magic and very very sexy. History, wine and amazing food and those european people who are for the most part non apocolyptic or terribly religious or anxious about their second amendment and driving their Hummer to the Wallmart. Not always the best sailing but the most fantastic anchorages and well we are here, for now , Fair winds Barbara and Jim

Hey, if the world had the 2nd Amendment, we could defend ourselves better against Pirates.
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Hey, if the world had the 2nd Amendment, we could defend ourselves better against Pirates.
I think out on the open seas you can have anything you want to defend yourself against pirates.
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I think out on the open seas you can have anything you want to defend yourself against pirates.
Yea you can on the open seas, good luck making port anywhere.
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But, frolicking only with clean and nice people who are just like her.



How nice...



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But, frolicking only with clean and nice people who are just like her.

How nice...

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Oh I don't know Jim....

I can see my mamma sayin' right now....

"Now I don't want you seein' that dirty girl no more... She's nuthin' but trouble brewin'...."

Dang I shoulda listened to my mamma more...

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Talking to yourself again? How sad. lol
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What about South America? Anyone out there sail to South America from BVI and back?
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Hi Eric. I really enjoyed reading your posts and I think you could have a second career as a travel writer! In case you really wanted advice, we loved Thailand. The food was the best of our entire trip, people were friendly, anchorages were numerous. We really enjoyed Bali too, oh and Langawi was nice, Singapore quite the contrast. Oh, never mind you need to go to all of those places. Savor though, the South Pacific.

Please write more and tell us how you are doing.
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