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Love islands big or small. Have to check them out where ever I come across them. Often just anchor in the lee of the local Skerries and pass the time watching the wild life.
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Must be fun to island hop in the south Pacific...This will be a very long winter...
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Islands are to me the essence of sailing/cruising

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Love islands big or small. Have to check them out where ever I come across them. Often just anchor in the lee of the local Skerries and pass the time watching the wild life.
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Yep, that's one of the reasons we moved from South Africa and made our lives in New Zealand. We now live in Auckland on the Hauraki Gulf which has many islands and dozens of anchorages within a day's sail of our home. Explore it on Google earth starting here: 36,32S, 175.00E

And when we're done with the Gulf, we're only 1100nm from Fiji which for us is the gateway to the South Pacific.

We also love islands.
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Unfortunately, there are lots of islands in Chesapeake Bay, but not many that anyone would want to visit. Many are nothing more than high spots in the tidal marsh where mosquitoes can stand flat-footed and rape a tom-turkey. If the skeeters don't get ya, the black flies, green-heads and gnats will. Of course there's always Solomons, Gibson, Kent and a few others where you can drop some big bucks on fuel and fine dining--but they're anything but remote. Spend a night anchored out at Smith or Tangier islands in the bay's middle reaches and the glamor and glitter quickly fades away.

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