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Re: Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

Ill be waiting for the invitations...

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Re: Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

If there's no beachside bar it's too deserted for me
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There was a great episode of the Andy Griffith show where Howard chucks life in stressful Mayberry to live on a South Pacific desert island. When he arrives he walks into the local general store and sees a few old men with long beards mumbling to each other on the bench. He asks the store manager and realizes that the men have only lived on the island for a few weeks. This is what happens to you dreamers out there who want to live on an island but don't have a plan to keep your minds active. You should try to find that episode and watch it. It will change your mind.
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"discuss the pros and cons "
You forgot the magic word: "PLEASE".
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Cool island here.

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Re: Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

Paved runway, lots of buildings. Doesn't exactly look "deserted" to me.
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Re: Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

That is a whole (tiny) country, Tuvalu. There are lots of interesting little islands in the world but they are far from deserted. If an island can support a population it does. My favourite escape island is Mangareva in southeastern French Polynesia. It is idyllic with a pace that is incredibly slow, but it does have a population of about 1500. This means that there is a supply ship and air flights (3 in every two weeks if I remember correctly).

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.
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Re: Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

One book thats important to read before a Pacific 'dream' cruise is Pamela Stepensons Treasure Islands: Sailing the South Seas in the Wake of Fanny and Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Islands - Pamela Stephenson - Google Books

Its an absolute "what NOT to do" book. She makes every mistake under the sun from page 1 and the buying of the wrong (but big) boat.

Some of the things she poinited out was that even she (big UK TV star) couldnt get permission to get on many islands. And some she did get on the boat and crew had to remain at sea while she did her visit and kava drinking.

Its great to read but this sort of review is entirely correct:
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Gives the impression that Pamela's own crew want to kill her, which is not too surprising...
As Killarney and Don say, if its uninhabited theres a reason.
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