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Wonders of the cruising kind.

As I plan to go cruising one day I have started something new for myself. A note book that i recorde places or events around the world that I want to see and do when I finely set of cruising.

Here is the question to all of you.

What unusual places areound the world are on your list? Where are they? what are they?

Please list three.
Here are three of mine to start off.

1)Playa Del Carmin, Mexico
"Alush" is a 4 star resturant that is located compleatly inside of a cave.

2) Key West, USA
"Sylvia's Secreat garden" a private garden in key west that any one interested in seeing this well kept garden. It is private but has been open to the public for decades.

3)Montinegro, In the Adriatic Sea
"Our lady of the rocks church" An island created by anchent seafarers who would toss a stone into the water at a very spacific place and after centuries this created an island that now holds a church.

Some of the information here may be a little off but I plan to find out if they are true and the full history of these places on my own adventure.

Do you have any of these special places to explore? or have you already found some that you would sugest to a fellow cruiser?
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Your #1 on the list is Alux. It is the Mayan word for dwarf. It is a really fun restaurant that is not terribly overpriced. The food is actually quite good.

I have found way too many and have not visited nearly enough.
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I like:
  • Buckle Harbor
  • Warren Island Sate Park and
  • Seal Bay off the Fox Islands Thorofare

Oh sure, I like the others too, but my chances of going there again are not as great.

Go where you love and love where you go.

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I crossed off one of the "unusual places around the world are on your list" this past summer when we took a three month cruise to Lake Huron's North Channel:

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The Norwegian coast:

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The Galapagos.
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I'f all my body parts hold together, I'm heading south in October of 2012 from Chesapeake Bay to the Florida Keys. Like most ICW cruisers I hope to make some stops along the way at places I've never visited by water. Much of my time will be spent in Marathon, FL, which is where I'll probably be based during the winter months, but I hope to spend at least a week cruising and snorkeling the Dry Tortugas, then hop on over to the Bahamas for a while before heading back to Marathon, and then home to Maryland.

I can tell you first hand that Key West is a neat town, but in recent years it seems to cater more to the younger set. And, the prices are sky high for meals and lodging.

If I get good weather and the opportunity, I just may have to sail to Cozumel and spend some time at Tony Rome's restaurant. Tony is an old friend and fellow musician who visited Mexico more than 30 years ago and never left.

Your destinations sound and look wonderful, and I'm confident that if the weather cooperates you'll have a wonderful experience.

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The Norwegian coast:



Man o Man... Wow !! I could spend a month there just painting ! Beautiful..

Thanks for the thread OP , I never had a Sea list but gonna start one now !
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I hope that "Norwegian Coast" is real, not a Photoshop extravaganza, as for the original poster - get thee to Key West! Seems like low hanging fruit to someone even as far away as Tallahasee. Then check off Playa del Carmen when you can and find your own great places on the journey.
I love sailing but my great places to go back to are all landlocked. My dream destination ( incomplete) is the Adriatic where " Medeterraneo" and a not great Cassavetes version of "the tempest" was filmed. Bad movie, spectacular scenary.
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In posting this thread I was hopping to find more places that are not in the guid books or may be are but come highly recomended by some one. May be even to help others to find places they may want to see. I am looking at these photos of Norway and think this will be added to my list. Could any one help me with a name of this city?

Please help all of us with a name and a country so that others can find these wonders.
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