Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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The guy we met cruising on a Bristol 27 (met him in the Cook Islands and American Samoa) had a sculling oar for getting around the anchorage when the wind did not cooperate. It is a way to save money.
Can't avoid giving the governments of the world a bunch of money. We were shocked at how much some of the fees were and you can't avoid them other than not going anywhere or going somewhere and staying there. For Australia for example for my wife and I it was A$210 for visas and A$330 for the quarantine fee - -and the Ozzie buck is higher than the US one. In Fiji, the health guys had started to hit people for fumigation, as well as everything else. We met a Kiwi couple and their fees there were more than $700, but the movie theatre there was cheap.
Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).