I got disturbed there before I had finished. I noticed prices are ok in orkney, but in shetland they start to get more expensive. in summer you wont have a visibility problem, it never really gets dark, and you will never be that far from a fishing vessel. Not south of the faroes anyway, If you get too cold, find a spanish boat and ask them for some brandy, they throw it about, used to get a coffee off them, half coffee half brandy.
Dont know about the middle part, never been there, been off the faroes, never landed. St Johns, nice harbour, but you get a lot of fog
off there in summer, good idea to have radar
, its a nice run ashore, battery hotel
is pretty good, it overlooks the entrance to the harbour, its on the north side, great views from it. Lots of lonely women there, the men
all go to Calgary to work
, so plenty of single
women in the bars.
I don't know from there to New York
, but once you get to New York
, you can take the intercoastal all the way to North Carolina, lots of small towns on the intercoastal, I had my boat out of the water
at Hampstead in North Carolina, small town, again lots of lonely ladies, long walk from the boat yard to the bar, long walk from the boat yard to anywhere, Carolina Beach had a boat yard opening, thats a great place for partying. In that area, willmington is the main town, and there is a West Marine
there. You have to get a visa and cruiser permit
for the USA.
It will all cost you a fortune, on hotels, meals
, fuel, parts
(you will be in places where you may have to wait a week for a part) docking
for the boat, the marinas
in orkney and shetland are cheap
, but I cant say for the intercoastal, you can anchor
there, but, you cant really sleep on a rib.
The worst thing other than the cost, is how cold it will be, even in the middle of summer, doing twenty knots across the north atlantic, is going to be very cold.
You would be cheaper to ship the rib there, or even cheaper to sell the one you have here, and buy another there. Not as much fun though. You could save some money
by eating fish
all the time, just ask the fishing boats for a fry, (they will give you it at sea i have done it)