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post #41 of 47 Old 03-20-2008
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The California coast would be a greater place to cruise, if the government would build us some islands.
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That would be the very same Rondo. Bill and Susan Henderson from St Georges Maine. We had more fun with them that winter. I hate to admit this; but, we would leave an anchorage 15 minutes behind them on our trip down the ICW together and would pass them as they were sailing and we were powering. Then at the end of the day we would find an anchorage and damn if they didn't sail in only 20 minutes after we had put our anchor down.
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We met Bill and Susan last summer at Frenchboro, Long Island, a gorgeous gem along the coast of Maine. We met for cocktails aboard Rondo and gabbed it up good. They are awesome. They loved the Bahamas.


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We had a great time that night - it felt like cruising to pull into a harbor and meet interesting people. Also, its always a treat for us to have guests! Frenchboro is one of our favorite places, beautiful scenery, nice people, and great hiking trails.
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From someone who has cruised the Maine coast for over 10 years and running, you will not regret the trip. Be prepared for extensive fog, especially prior to September, and don't even think about making the trip without "A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast" by Hank and Jan Taft and Curtis Rindlaub. This is one of the better guides I have seen from any region and will significantly improve your planning. Maine alone has more coastline than the entire USA west coast. In a couple of months you will be able to visit all of the major regions, but will not come close to exploring everything there is to offer. Don't bother with anything south of Casco Bay, but do consider venturing east of Mt Desert, a boundry often self-imposed by most cruisers. Enjoy!!!

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(Also, don't travel all that way to just freeze your ---es off in October!)
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Kitty and I have sailed around the world twice and we still consider Maine to be THE BEST cruising grounds anywhere in the world. It is best to go to Maine in August as the seems to be less fog then. In 2006 there was almost no fog for the last half of July and all of August. I put together a few of our favorite places to visit and have posted them at the URL below. Then if you are heading south for the winter, do not rule out crossing over to the Bahamas. From that URL you can click on messages and read about our fun n the Bahamas and going down the ICW.
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The URL didn't post on the last message so here it is:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tamure/files/
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