Some friends just arrived from St T and an impressive moonrise
Ribs, bow crew, bow thrusters. All super yacht stuff.
The wind is up, so I’m not super excited about getting off the dock as I planned this afternoon. The potential for things to go spectacularly wrong is big. Discretion something, something valor.
Oh, yeah; spray some raid on you dock lines to avoid boarders.
Hate to tell you this but the entire world is simply infested with yachtsWould love to see the Caribbean, but that all sounds like a great reason to avoid civilized areas.
I’m trying to imagine all of that - a swarm of gross superyachts, a swarm of gross cockroaches crawling up your mooring lines, and a swarm of 99%ers med moored all around you and all of its hassles. But I guess wintering over in Glacier Bay, AK would have its own hassles
Be alert ..personal security@Jud - s/v Sputnik
Nah, mate; you got it all wrong. Sure there are super yachts. Yes there are charter boats. Uninvited boarders are a problem anywhere in the tropics. I didn’t see any, but I know they are there. This more about me getting used to a different type of cruising.
But, yes “ uncivil” areas are nicer.
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That was the approach we took to crocs in Australia. We were told never to go ashore at the same place twice in a row, as the crocs would lie in wait for you to return.Be alert ..personal security
the rule is ..the first day they spot you , the second day they make the plan and on the third day they get you
increase vigilance when you plan to stay for a while
NoSo stay home then?
We’re late to the party. GPS and easy communications have made remote places easily accessible to the punters.
Nothing is the same as 20-30 years ago. When I went treking in NW Nepal to Rara lake and beyond (Simikote) we were the first white people in living memory in some locations. Now it’s a regular stop and former Maoist hotbed. I remember having to send telegrams because there was no phone service STOP
That was always true. I remember some eurotrash backpackers trying to steal my stuff at the start of a trek way back when and then they tried to beat me up over it. Then it was the Israelis fresh from the army washing their socks in the town cistern trying to get us beat to death.No
be alert or you will get bitten
Nah, mate; you got it all wrong.
The key it’s to take precautions and be the grey man.
The only reason you go to the Caribbean is it’s superior sailing conditions ..perhaps the bestMakes my trip through the South Pacific seem idyllic, lots of isolated anchorages with few if any boats, and no issues like the above.
You’ve been in one part of it. It’s a big place.Makes my trip through the South Pacific seem idyllic, lots of isolated anchorages with few if any boats, and no issues like the above.
Just don't overdo it. Once, late at night, I almost got beat up by a bunch of American youths while traveling in Germany because they thought I was a German.The key it’s to take precautions and be the grey man.
Barbuda is OK …, clear water, fish…..also wind blasted and isolatedMy wife grew up cruising in the Caribbean, they were often the only boat in an anchorage for weeks. That solitude is gone, it's been replaced by marinas with travel lifts, chandelries, ATM's, grocery stores, restaurants... These are all good things for the cruising community. There are still places you can go that are quiet like Barbuda.