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post #7 of Old 11-09-2012
Tim R.
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Re: Abacos or BVI

We have been to both and like them both for different reasons. I would say go to BVI. Although there are a limited number of what I would consider secluded anchorages there but more than the Abacos. The Abacos is very shallow and wind direction will likely determine your next destination. Most harbors in the Abacos are not clean enough for swimming. Boats dump overboard because there are no pump-outs. The BVIs have enough current running through to keep them fairly clean. Definitely easier sailing in the BVIs. Less land stuff and restaurants in the Abacos but still very beautiful. The eastern side of the islands have absolutely stunning secluded beaches with some great snorkeling.

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