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Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

oh yes....paradise

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Micronesia in the South Pacific baby

who would do it?

discuss the pros and cons

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oh yes....paradise

Youtube - The Real Castaway

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Micronesia gets a lot of typhoons. That's a really, really big hurricane, if you didn't know. Before you run away to your island paradise, perhaps you might want to read, An Island to Oneself by Tom Neale, a man who HAS gone before.

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That video really shows how dreams rarely culminate into the reality you expect. A good lesson to learn.
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Re: Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

Tom Neale's island, Suvarov, is now a national park. Can't imagine living there based on a two week visit. It also gets cyclones and the highest point on the island might be 18" above sea level. Nice place to visit, etc.

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you might want to read, An Island to Oneself by Tom Neale.

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Re: Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

A young couple in Victoria a few years ago wanted to get away from our crazy quick lifestyle. No boat so they immigrated to a peaceful southern island they'd heard about. That was just before the Falkland invasion. Goes to show life gets more interesting when you act on your dreams
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I've always daydreamed about living alone, anchored off some desert island with perfect surf. I would have to take frequent trips back to civilization though, but for a month or two here and there I would love to. Shower in a waterfall. Picking fruit, fishing, sunbathing, surfing. Reading books, and taking pictures. I just wouldn't want to forever. Basically I need to find my island and go back and forth.


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Re: Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

didn't we do this discussion a few months ago?

deserted islands are deserted for a reason, so if you are willing go camp out on one and have at it and find out the reason

Don't blow air up my rear, be useful and blow it at the sails!
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North, as a rule desert islands don't have waterfalls. Try to keep your dreams better organized.
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North, as a rule desert islands don't have waterfalls. Try to keep your dreams better organized.
And a deserted island wouldn't have lovely women on it, but mine will

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