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Old 05-07-2007, 14:50   #1
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Dear All,
Whilst I have not been much of a contributer I have been an enthusiastic reader and have certainly appreciated all the good advise, good humour and camaradarie that has been a feature or this forum, but now, no more.
I finally realise that I have got no more excuses not to go off cruising so that's what my wife and I are going to do. First order of business as a newly retired person is to accompany herself to Holland - she has this crazy notion that it is altogether feasible for a retired person to cycle/camp from Holland, trhrough Germany and the Czech republic, accross Austria and Switzerland and then over the Alps and into Italy. Assuming we survive the ordeal, we return to NZ in October and go straight to the boat (the house is rented out) and go off cruising for a year or two or three. We don't have any destinations in mind but will apply our normal cruising criteria that if we're sailing hard on the wind then we're going the wrong way. We are pretty low tech sailors - not too much of all the computers and other whizz bang gadgetry, but would still like to drop by the forum when circumstances permit.

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Old 05-07-2007, 14:57   #2
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Good luck on your new life and adventures folks. Drop in once in awhile and let us know how you're doing. Take care and travel safely.

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Old 05-07-2007, 16:43   #3
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We are pretty low tech sailors - not too much of all the computers and other whizz bang gadgetry, but would still like to drop by the forum when circumstances permit.

Best Regards, Joke + Chris
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Bon Voyage, Jake & Chris! Instead of goodbye, how about "See You Later."

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Old 06-07-2007, 10:57   #5
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Sounds like a great idea

(But maybe also pack the train timetables )
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:25   #6
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Cycling and camping sounds like even more effort that sailing. I guess you just do it when you can.

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Old 06-07-2007, 20:38   #7
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The wife and I camped the reverse route on our honeymoon, but we drove. It should be quite the adventure for you. We found the Michelin guides were very good for picking campsites, though cycling will limit your choices to what's in range. If you find you need a break from pedaling, you can lease a car from Renault or Peugeot for periods as short as a few weeks; when we did it, it was cheaper than renting a car, and for two people it was more economical than a Eurail-pass. Bon voyage.

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Good on you. Sounds like great fun.
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That is indeed quite a voyage ahead of you. Good luck and post your progress with photos if you can! Happy journeys...
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Best of luck Chris!!!!....My sister lives in Tauranga...Greerton somewhere...might run into you somewhere out the back of Motiti sometime....Have fun!!
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