Join Date: Jun 2011
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Re: Caribbean vagabonds or gypsies if you will
You know, there's a bar-b-Que in Portsmouth, Dominica every Sunday for the yachties. In season there are usually a hundred boats or more anchored there. It's $20.00 US a head. It is a blast & a great place to make friends. Wouldn't it be a shame not to be able to go? Or eat out anywhere, or take a tour to the waterfalls, or rent a scooter in the Saints?
I could go on & on, but I think you get the idea.
It isn't about how little it costs, it's about the quality of the experience. Unless you want to always make excuses as to why you aren't joining the cool people you keep meeting at the next get together, spend an extra couple of years getting together enough money to have some fun too.
Don't get me wrong, we DO NOT party every night, hardly, but when it's Carnival, a few beers is not out of place. When some friends are meeting at Secret Harbor Marina to watch the closing ceremonies of the Olympics, you might wish your finances allowed it.
Just by the by, are you going to do laundry by hand? Water in many places is nearly 30 cents (US) a gallon. Overtime clearance fees could blow a whole monthly budget in Bequia.
It is not only about the sailing, or beautiful anchorages or self sufficiency; it's about a lifestyle that is unique, durable and a whole heck of a lot of fun.