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Old 02-06-2009, 14:50   #1
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Heave Ho

Not sure if this is post is to say hello or issue a warning.

As a land lubber with a notion to take to the waters, all I can say is that itís totally illogical for me to consider this a good idea. But, been of the female gender there is no reasoning with me.

At the sight of the sea on TV or film I close my eyes as that queasy feeling rises. The ferry to Inish Oir, the sea so smooth a man could shave in it, I firmly stuck to the centre of the ferry while my mate proffered scalding Tea and sympathy.

So why does such a devoted land lubber want to sail? Because I love the ocean, the marine life and the vast open isolated space, because I want to see what occupies 71% of our planets surface, because I believe life should be lived with courage and passion and the ocean challenges us with this.

Keen to learn.
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Old 02-06-2009, 14:57   #2
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You are so right the ocean does bring us challenges.......MANY........i2f
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You are so right the ocean does bring us challenges.......MANY........i2f

as does so much in life or is it just the way I'm living it?
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POSSIBLY, a combination of the 2?.....i2f
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Ah mixing is my trouble then, will stick to the straights from now on
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Old 02-06-2009, 15:14   #6
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Welcome aboard, fairwinds!

If you want to go to sea badly enough, you'll find a way to do it. The Irish don't give up easily, I've heard. You'll find plenty of advice and support here. Hope you enjoy the Forum!
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Welcome aboard, fairwinds!

If you want to go to sea badly enough, you'll find a way to do it. The Irish don't give up easily, I've heard. You'll find plenty of advice and support here. Hope you enjoy the Forum!

Living in Ireland for 20 years originally a Yorkshire Lass and the women of Yorkshire are a very determined bunch

I'm hoping to find someone who sails from the West or North West who maybe I can barter some skills with. Or maybe they just fancy a tall, suntanned, blonde with a Harley on their boat
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Are you resident in WI or just passing through?
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My wife and I moved here almost three years ago. We'd been cruising the islands for a couple of years, and decided to make it permanent.
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that sounds like heaven, are there many immigration protocols?
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We're still classed as "Visitors" and need to renew our Visas on a regular basis. Just did that today, as a matter of fact. The maximum we're allowed to stay here is 210 days, and then we must leave the island for a few days at least, and then clear back in. We've applied for Permanent Residency, and are waiting patiently for approval.
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a quick trip to international waters and back

again, that sounds cool.

Maybe I could get into New Zealand in the same way LOL, they might notice the goats, harley and a couple of truck loads of stuff.

do you have pics up anywhere?
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Aloha Fairwinds,
Welcome aboard! The ocean is inviting. I can't stay away and have been in and around it since I was very small. I keep learning about it and its creatures daily and was introduced to False Killer Whales on a sail from Honolulu to Hilo just last week. That's a species I don't remember ever seeing in my 45 years of being on the water.
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Fairwinds,
Welcome, your in good company here, we all have that same love of the sea. I don't know about anyone else, but I get fearful on the water at times, but the beauty steals my breath and that feeling is so much greater than the fear.

Hope that made sense,
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BTW-My mom got sea sick and she sailed around the world!
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Welcome aboard fairwinds. There are lots of cures for seasickness, some of them even work. Growing up I started commercial fishing with my father at 9, and every day we went out I would get sea sick, I swore by all that was holy, as soon as I was old enough to direct my own fate, I was going to throw and oar over my shoulder and head inland until some one asked me what it was, and put down roots and start farming. Well many years later, I still make my living on the sea and wouldn't be anywhere else, it gets into your blood and there is no turning back, I think it is worse than a heroin addiction, certainly more expensive!
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