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dniello 18-02-2010 15:33

Ideas for Exotic / Out-of-the-Way Places
 
Just for the hell of it, want to know what some cruisers favorite destinations are? Im looking ideas on out of the way places to go where there is still a sense of adventure to get there, out of the way and/or exotic. For example I have been to Rapa in the Australs, very out of the way and exotic. Would like to hear some of your stories.

dniello 18-02-2010 16:56

Solomons, Madagasgar, or St. Helena......anyone been to any or others like??? Come on!!!

barnakiel 18-02-2010 17:33

We have been to Gambier Islands. Not real out of the way but at least out of the highway. I think today to get out of the way one needs a cold water boat to explore the S and N extremes or else a cat and the crew of at least 4 skilled sailors - to be able to explore the unexplored in the tropics.

Judging from other sailor's stories the things on the N side of equatorial Pacific are still pretty out of the way.

b.

dniello 18-02-2010 17:34

Thanks! Anyone have any opinions on places in the Indian Ocean??

Laidback 18-02-2010 17:37

The Rivers of Northern Borneo and Northern Papua New Guinea

dniello 18-02-2010 17:39

Great idea!!! Now these are some good ones, thanks!!! Keep it commin you ba*tards!!!!

Laidback 18-02-2010 17:50

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Originally Posted by dniello (Post 406194)
Thanks! Anyone have any opinions on places in the Indian Ocean??

Here is a really beautiful anchorage in a far away archipelago :-

dniello 18-02-2010 17:51

Where??
 
Looks amazing, where the F is it!!!??

barnakiel 18-02-2010 17:53

Don't think there is anything out of the way in the Indian, unless you sail the S of it.

Been to the normal set - Ashmore, Keeling, Rodriguez (s?), Maurice and Reunion. The Indian has little in the way of places, but probably the best sailing of all 3 oceans (well, at least to my taste).

b.

dniello 18-02-2010 17:55

What have you heard about places like Andaman Islands, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Zanzibar???

dniello 18-02-2010 17:55

Or the amazing coast of Somalia.....

barnakiel 18-02-2010 17:57

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Originally Posted by Laidback (Post 406202)
Here is a really beautiful anchorage in a far away archipelago :-

C'mon - looks much like at least 11 other boats in sight.

No, joking, really nice shot! And probably a much better place than where we are now.

b.

Laidback 18-02-2010 18:00

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Originally Posted by barnakiel (Post 406204)
Don't think there is anything out of the way in the Indian, unless you sail the S of it.
The Indian has little in the way of places, but probably the best sailing of all 3 oceans (well, at least to my taste).
b.

Well have you visited that above, beautiful, really out way place?
There are many more off the beaten rhumb line.

Laidback 18-02-2010 18:13

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Just in case that beautiful place was too crowded go 60nm to the WNW and you have the anchorage to yourself.

Laidback 18-02-2010 18:26

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Here is one exotic place that has never seen a modern day sailing boat - in centuries past, sailors from Portugal, Holland and Great Britain used to cross the bar from the Atlantic into the mighty Volta River. At Ada, there to rest and take on water and gold from the Ashanti Kings.


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