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Old 11-10-2012
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Something that I has not been discussed on Sailnet is the fact that extended cruising gives one the opportunity to do some exciting land travels. We left Ainia at the Zululand Yacht Club in Port Richards, South Africa and I am writing this from Kruger National Park. Haven't seen lions or leopards yet (couple more days to go) but incredible numbers of elephants, buffalo, rhinos, giraffe, etc. Saw two black rhino which are very rare in Kruger so that was certainly exciting.

Earlier in our circumnavigation we toured in Australia and New Zealand and spent more than a month backpacking in Ecuador and Peru. All you need is a secure place to leave the boat, a Lonely Planet guide, and off you go. Travel in Ecuador/Peru was very cheap, a bit more pricey in South Africa especially in the national parks where even the ordinary accomodation is very nice. NZ and Oz were a bit more expensive but if you look you can travel cheaply, for example in Oz we rented a simple camper van and it was something like $35 a day.

Anyone else done interesting land travel while cruising?
Heading back to Lake Ontario for this summer. Now in Bermuda and heading to Long Island Sound in the first week in May. Then on to the Hudson and the Erie Canal.
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Sold my Tayana 37 in 2003 after a 10 year circumnavigation and got myself a land-yacht (land cruiser 80 series) in SA! Got some Kalahari sand in my shoes while there and come back every year and cruise abt 20.000 km in SA, Nam and Botswana! Mind blowing nature!!! May see you in CPT! While you are in KZN, try Umfolozi-Hluhluwe and maybe Phinda if you want to be spoiled (not cheap but wow) Peter
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Re: Land Cruising

Not necessarily from the boat but I am cruising since I had money to do that. I rarely take airplanes or high-ways and I have cruised a bit all over Europe, on a bike (road and tt) on a Mehari, on a 4 wheel drive and on a roadster. Besides mountains and beautiful scenery I am interested mainly by local culture in places where it has been kept alive. Not a big city fan.

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