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Re: Where do you want to retire in Caribbean or Central or South America?

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We found that the Indian Ocean is the OCEAN. Only problem is that there are not nearly as many land bits as in the Pacific, not to mention the piracy thing, that is improving.

Dawg, I have been retired so long that I almost can't remember what it was like to work. Certainly can't imagine what it was like to like to have time to have an actual job.

The neat thing about Ecuador is the mountainous nature of the country means that you only have to travel a few miles to go from a tropical beach to way up in the mountains. A few areas are not particularly safe, Guayaquil and some of the northern parts toward Colombia but most are great. When we go there we would not follow the standard expat route and try to live like North Americans in a different country. Rather we would live with the locals and work on the Spanish - boy does it need work. Thinking of Cuenca which is a university city in the mountains of southern Ecuador. BTW, we found in Ecuador that bus travel typically costs about $1 per hour. In Peru it was much more expensive, but they have extremely luxurious buses that shame Greyhound.
That is the beauty of caribbean sea, so many islands to explore. But as for Pacific Islands, the flight get back to east coast is long and expensive. Caribbean sea is just the back yard of our house.

In my next life, we want to be like you and June. But for our current life, the situation would be impossible. Being the oldest son, with uneducated and non english speaking parent, and 5 brothers and sister to raise, I am thankful what I have. I look forward to my next life, hope I won't re carnation to a rat.
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Ya'll need to look at the Bay islands in Honduras. Goolgle some photos of Cayo's Cocinos. The mountains of the mainland are big and go right up to the coast, and La Ceiba is a short cheap flight back to the states, plus the La Ceiba ship yard has great facilities for cruisers. The islands are all a short day sail away from each other, and each offers a different culture and geologic appearnce. Guanaja with it's seclusion and water falls and desseretd beaches, Roatan with it's resorts and 5 star dining, and Utila with it's party atmosphere. All with clear warm water and natural beauty. I think one can cruise the area for years and never get bored...I plan to any way. Boat is there now, house is bought and paid for, as merchant marine and an equal 2 week on 2 week off sched. At 42 and 1/2 I'm almost semi retired now! If I was'nt busting my a$$ in a Miami ship yard for the next 2 weeks I'd almost belive I was. That being said, look for Dock Bar, Moorings and Facitlty's to come soon in Guanaja, I see a small cruisier Mecca forming in my head as I sit on my dock and look out at the bay.
Aaron, I look forward to having dinner with you sometime this year. I want to learn more about Honduras. Although my view of Honduras was tinted my my friend Paul. His Boss was kidnaped and subsequently shot when he tried to escape.

I always like to invest on some property.
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Aaron, I look forward to having dinner with you sometime this year. I want to learn more about Honduras. Although my view of Honduras was tinted my my friend Paul. His Boss was kidnaped and subsequently shot when he tried to escape.

I always like to invest on some property.
Yeah, that would make you wonder about a place. It probably did'nt happen on the Bay Islands. That stuff happens more in Miami Dade than Honduras. I think maybe living and working in South Fla. has desensitized me from that kind of stuff, and I am equiped with several methods of protecting my self, firstly some good old common sense.
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That is the beauty of caribbean sea, so many islands to explore. But as for Pacific Islands, the flight get back to east coast is long and expensive. Caribbean sea is just the back yard of our house.

In my next life, we want to be like you and June. But for our current life, the situation would be impossible. Being the oldest son, with uneducated and non english speaking parent, and 5 brothers and sister to raise, I am thankful what I have. I look forward to my next life, hope I won't re carnation to a rat.
I don't know. Don't most large boats have rats? You might get to go around the world?

You're heading out next month? Where are you going?
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Haha..... No rat, I have been doing lots of good deed this life, I hope my next life is an homosapien. LOL

I am taking a Mariner ketch 40 from Cayman Island to Panama City next week. and will fly home while the owner stay in PC to finish some last minute repair and fixes and reprovisioning. I will be back in Panama of end of June and sail her to Tahiti or at least to Marquesas Islands, before heading back to the States.

I have not committed the whole trip to Philppines via Tahiti, Fuji and beyond. But so far so good.
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Guatemala.
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Guatemala.
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Ya'll need to look at the Bay islands in Honduras. Goolgle some photos of Cayo's Cocinos. The mountains of the mainland are big and go right up to the coast, and La Ceiba is a short cheap flight back to the states, plus the La Ceiba ship yard has great facilities for cruisers. The islands are all a short day sail away from each other, and each offers a different culture and geologic appearnce. Guanaja with it's seclusion and water falls and desseretd beaches, Roatan with it's resorts and 5 star dining, and Utila with it's party atmosphere. All with clear warm water and natural beauty. I think one can cruise the area for years and never get bored...I plan to any way. Boat is there now, house is bought and paid for, as merchant marine and an equal 2 week on 2 week off sched. At 42 and 1/2 I'm almost semi retired now! If I was'nt busting my a$$ in a Miami ship yard for the next 2 weeks I'd almost belive I was. That being said, look for Dock Bar, Moorings and Facitlty's to come soon in Guanaja, I see a small cruisier Mecca forming in my head as I sit on my dock and look out at the bay.
Ok, I'm Sold. Reserve me a mooring! See you in a few years. 2 more Oceans to cross, many more islands getting in my way.
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Will do. As of right now, I have good holding out front, a delapodated dinghy dock and or a Knee deep, Sea weed, turbulant beach for parking and warm rum out of the bottle. Come one, come all.
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Oh my. Careful what you wish for Aaron.
Sounds great, maybe in a year or so.
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