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Old 17-08-2021, 06:14   #46
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In that case why not fly her out to the Azores to spend some time cruising those islands together.. there's regular flights to the US on Terceira as the American base there needs changeovers etc..

You could time your arrival for the school summer holidays.



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Yes, the DR is in fact in the Caribbean Basin, but common usage has evolved so that only apparently the E Carib actually exists.
...and so that the "Caribbean" is aparently only one place.
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The Azores are fookin' AWESOME! As is the rest of Portugal. I dont know dockage costs there, but everything else is quite reasonable.

Similar to your plan, I crewed for a friend NYC-Bermuda-Azores. My wife flew in and met us in Horta. We spent over a month touring Portugal. Loved it. Plan to return.

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Hey Belize, I really enjoyed your slideshow. I may have to change plans now ! There were so many lovely places. And I love a good Port, it would be worth it to go there for that reason alone. Thank you for more places to consider !
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RioDulce Guatemala. end of the conversation.
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Hey Belize, I really enjoyed your slideshow. I may have to change plans now ! There were so many lovely places. And I love a good Port, it would be worth it to go there for that reason alone. Thank you for more places to consider !
Life in Portugal is relatively cheap and you can rent a decent place for less than $1000/mth..
Travel around the country by rail is also reasonable so if you have a base for your boat like say Fig da Foz, good marina with decent rates (a 39ft boat was costing me 1800/yr) 500metres from the station you could either rent a car to tour or (my preference) use the train as I do and save money.. its great fun and the trains are clean, I use 1st class.
Porto is worth a week or 2 at least, Lisbon the same.. its a great country and the food and wines are ace.
Sao Miguel to the mainland is just over 800nm so 7 days sailing..
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Hey Belize, I really enjoyed your slideshow. I may have to change plans now ! There were so many lovely places. And I love a good Port, it would be worth it to go there for that reason alone. Thank you for more places to consider !
Glad you liked it. Yes, I think Portugal would be a great hurricane season option too!

If you like Port, spend some time in the Duro valley. I was never a big port fan until we tried a 35 year old tawny there...OMG good!
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Glad you liked it. Yes, I think Portugal would be a great hurricane season option too!

If you like Port, spend some time in the Duro valley. I was never a big port fan until we tried a 35 year old tawny there...OMG good!
Hmmm...I had not really considered it, but that's certainly an attractive sounding option. If I end up staying too long I might have to ! Lol
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Hmmm...I had not really considered it, but that's certainly an attractive sounding option. If I end up staying too long I might have to ! Lol
And the good news is the Duro river is navigable nearly all the way to the Spanish border.. 200kms.. so you can take your boat up there.. Spectacular.
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