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Looks like Croatia has to go on the charter list for us in the next few years. That is absolutely beautiful!
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Not at all - bikes are huge here. There are large parts of the interior - about the size of Texas - that are wonderful dirt bike country. The Okanagan valley, where I grew up, is Napa north now - wine country - but it's loaded with rolling grassland and pine forested mountains - the most perfect dirt bike country you can imagine.

The coast, not so much. Dirt bikes aren't much fun in rain forest and rocks.
Glad to know that the Eco hysteria did not arrive there. The guys that voyage to faraway places on motorcycle or 4/4 are the guys that love most nature and the ones that care more for its preservation.

Actually I liked to go fast on the open country but I loved the forest, rain and difficult trails. If you could walk there, probably I could pass with the motorcycle. Me and a friend used to make on motorcycle pedestrian mountain trails. Guess I am to old for that now

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EDIT: SloopJ, good to hear that you can still do the same over in BC. Sledding is kinda big there too.
My favorite winter hobby. Although we didn't get winter here in NYS.

From other websites, I know Alaska had quit a good winter.

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Glad to know that the Eco hysteria did not arrive there. The guys that voyage to faraway places on motorcycle or 4/4 are the guys that love most nature and the ones that care more for its preservation.
Actually Paulo, the eco-hysteria was virtually BORN here in Vancouver. Greenpeace started here as a protest against the U.S. nuke test on Amchitka island back in the early 70's.

Riding trails like you describe and picture is more like the interior. Here in the coastal rainforest it's a bit too thick - think Amazon jungle and you'll be close.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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On my way to do a boat move from Olympia Washington...Float Plane to Seattle.

Up and away - Victoria Inner Harbour.



Strait of Juan De Fuca



Point Wilson - Admiralty Inlet



Point No Point - Puget Sound



Lake Union - Seattle



Lake Union - Seattle



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If you've not got the time, other than on the water THAT'S the only way to travel around this country.

Growing up in the Mid-central BC coast I've lots of fond memories of low level floatplane flying here and there.... nice series, Steve.
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My favorite winter hobby. Although we didn't get winter here in NYS.

From other websites, I know Alaska had quit a good winter.
Other website? Another forum, could it have been riding related? Forum? Dootalk perhaps?

To make sure and keep the thread on topic, hove to in Resurrection Bay during my first keelboat experience. That was definitely a perfect moment.

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The first night on the new boat in Honolulu.


Sailing and fishing with my son and his wife on their boat in the Bahamas


First sail after the refit, taking her home to the island.
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Looks like Croatia has to go on the charter list for us in the next few years. That is absolutely beautiful!
Yes you should. I have charted there the last two years and I will go there probably for the last time with my boat now. Croatia mix beautiful unspoiled nature with an incredible number of shelters with cultural heritage. You can be on a nice cove or in a protected bay near a beautiful old town. Not far from Dubrovnik on the Island with the same name you have old Korkula:



Probably you don't want to moor on the city quay unless you want to spend a lot...



The old town is surrounded by water and on the other side of the quay you have a small Marina, also expensive and very difficult to find a place but on that direction, a bit further you have a big cove with sand bottom, good shelter and at about 1 km from the old town. You can come with the dingy but since this is a windy place you risk to arrive wet. Ir is better to pick a water taxi (they are around that cove looking for customers). It is not expensive and you can arrange with the guy a return voyage, even late in the night ( mid-night/one in the morning) and better to arrange that for late because Korkula has lovely restaurants and pubs. Don't miss Korkula it is a fantastic place



This is the oldest church and on the left side you can see the ruins of what the tradition says it was Marco Polo house (they are recovering it). Korkula belonged at that time (and several centuries after) to Venice.







All streets, from on side or another end up in the water front:





One of the traditional trades was Coral and amber. They still have a tradition in what regards jewelry: you can find beautiful pieces.



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May 5 (YESTERDAY). First trip out on my boat this year. Did I find the best attachment point for my sea anchor, or try out my storm sail? Nawwww.... I found the perfect spot to rig my new hammock though. I watched the anchorage go by and then had the best nap ever:



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