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Old 29-06-2009, 10:31   #1
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Scottish Isles & French Canals

Having spent a good deal of my life at sea, and part of it under the sea, I am sitting in a delightful Scottish highlands setting and planning for our retirement. For a good number of years, I have been nurturing an idea that I feel is sensible and will allow me to fulfill my ambitions and yet something that my wife & I can share.
Here's the plan. I will build build a traileable boat suitable for island hopping that will sleep 3. Despite all recommendations by friends, I prefer the classic looks and the regular grind of uppkeep. Single excursions around the west coast of Scotland is a must and for the two of us, lazy and extended cruising of the French canals. Fresh morning croissants & coffee conjure an ideallic picture. So there you go, the ultimate catalyst that dreams are made of. On the rationale side of things, I am capable of everything I mentioned so the dream is somewhat harnessed by maturity and experience. Not sure why I wrote this. Just wanted to share my thoughts with like minded people. Not many sailors in the Highlands!
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Old 29-06-2009, 11:02   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard, NMC.
Whatever the reason you wrote that, I'm glad you did.
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Old 29-06-2009, 12:03   #3
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"Lazy and extended cruising of the French canals. Fresh morning croissants & coffee conjure an ideallic picture."
This is a hell of a good idea. Cruising the French waterways is possibly the best way of discovering our beautiful country, far from the madding crowd. Don't forget to take a couple of bikes aboard.
My home is next to the "Canal latéral à la Marne". It is not only idyllic, it is paradise.
French croissants and coffee are my daily diet - in the morning. Later in the day, I prefer snails, frog thighs and champagne.
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Welcome to the forum,
Sounds like a great plan, please keep us updated on your progress.
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Old 29-06-2009, 16:05   #5
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Aloha and Welcome aboard! I'm keeping up the dream by redoing my boat. Currently its in the front yard. Hope it doesn't stay there for another 20 years.
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