Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: Stamp for Immigration and Customs docs.
All, though, was eclipsed in some run down junk pile of a country when a fellow cruiser stamped his page and then whipped out a small shiny holograpich sticker and stuck it next to the stamp. Everyone looked at that with a wonderment of sweaty desire. He told me later that his primary school daughter has sheets of them and he stole some!
Mark, when we entered Indonesia with the rally one boat had a rubber stamp and one of those embosser stamps that lawyers use. Needless to say the many officials were mightily impressed. We left home with a stamp and never used it in the Caribbean. Got some use in Latin American countries and a necessity in the Indian Ocean, even in fairly advanced countries like Mauritius.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.