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06-26-2013 01:14 PM
Capt.aaron
Re: Where do you like to cruise?

I try and find that secluded lagoon, with the half moon beach and palm tree shade.. Other than that, I'm alway's trying to find that cool little wharf side Bar with the dock that I can sail to, sit at the Bar and look over at my boat. I just found one In Guanaja at Grahm's Place.
06-26-2013 11:52 AM
TQA
Re: Where do you like to cruise?

Trinidad to St Marten, the sea temp in this area is about 80f year round, the air temp means it is clothing optional sailing year round [ by day at least ] , the trade winds are such that I can sail rather than motor and best of all the islands are friendly and different.
06-25-2013 11:29 PM
jephotog
Re: Where do you like to cruise?

I plan on cruising the Channel Islands this summer

Caribbean next Grenadines maybe.

PNW is on my short list, as it was 20 years ago when i specifically desolation wilderness.
Visiting the big cities not high on my list except maybe Vancouver when in the PNW. I feel it would be easier to explore a big city from a well placed hotel.
06-25-2013 10:38 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Where do you like to cruise?

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Originally Posted by Minnesail View Post
I was just talking to a nice couple about that. They keep their boat in the Apostle Islands, but take a couple months to go across the lake up to your area. It sounds amazing.
You do need a decent amount of time, but it's well worth it. Some people bring their boats up here and spend a few seasons exploring our coasts. Unfortunately, our season is fairly short (May to October, with July to Sept. being prime), and the water usually remains quite chilly. But it's fresh, and clean (we drink it directly at times), and the scenery is amazing.
06-25-2013 08:35 PM
mark2gmtrans
Re: Where do you like to cruise?

I want to go to places like this, which is in Southern Chile.




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06-25-2013 08:26 PM
travlineasy
Re: Where do you like to cruise?

Captain Force, when you get to Havre de Grace, MD PM me and we'll get together and I'll mix up a fresh batch of Green Coconut Margarettas for you and that young gal that cruises with you.

Gary
06-25-2013 08:09 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Where do you like to cruise?

The New England coastline has more cruising opportunities than I think any one human could experience in a lifetime.
06-25-2013 07:59 PM
Minnesail
Re: Where do you like to cruise?

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Originally Posted by MikeOReilly View Post
North and East shore of Lake Superior. Wilderness cruising at its finest.
I was just talking to a nice couple about that. They keep their boat in the Apostle Islands, but take a couple months to go across the lake up to your area. It sounds amazing.
06-25-2013 07:46 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Where do you like to cruise?

North and East shore of Lake Superior. Wilderness cruising at its finest. It's hundreds of nm of nothing but remote anchorages, waterfalls, rivers to explore and blessed few people. Big water for long-distance sailing. Scary weather and storms if you need a challenge, but mainly just pristine wilderness, with virtually no one out there. We usually go out for 6 weeks each summer, and will share an anchorage less than half those nights.

The south shore offers some nice small-town sailing, but for those drawn to solitude and real wilderness, I invite you to check out Canada's Lake Superior.
06-25-2013 06:50 PM
Alex W
Re: Where do you like to cruise?

For me the mix of small towns and wilderness are what make the Pacific Northwest such a great place to travel. I love being able to go for good hikes with no traffic on one day, seeing interesting wildlife on the water the next day, and a couple of days later be eating a nice meal in a good restaurant in a fun town.

My only problem with cruising in the Pacific NW is that everyone else has the same idea and it can be hard to find those really quite anchorages. Especially since a small but loud percentage of cruisers think that running a genset, buzzing around in a motorized dinghy, or otherwise being loud are appropriate ways to enjoy wilderness.

I'd rather "cruise" urban areas by bicycle. It's a mode of transportation that works very well in urban areas and lets you see a lot more than you can see from the water.

If you are interested in cruising charming small towns then you should spend some more time in the South Puget Sound. Poulsbo, Gig Harbor, Eagle Harbor, Kingston, Port Gamble, La Conner, Quartermaster Harbor, Olympia, and other options that I'm forgetting provide that experience. Many of those are within a days cruise of Seattle and are common destinations for me.
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