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Ah the peacefulness of being in a new anchorage. Protected from the fetch and with some wind protection. Gently rocking back and forth in the peaceful boat at anchor way. Listening to the god-darn roosters ashore having their crowing battle and wishing everyone would start up their generators and drown them out. Visions of the real way to enjoy chocking the chicken dancing through my head.

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Am in a campsite and the roosters start at 3am. Totally know what you mean!


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Many, many years ago I was on charter in the BVI and anchored at one of the islands south of Tortola (Peter, Norman, etc?). It was a particularly difficult charter because I had three generations of the same family aboard and pleasing all every day wasn't easy. The children wanted beaches with little tiny waves, their parents wanted more interesting places where they could hike and do more physical things and their parents wanted beach chairs and someone to bring them umbrella drinks all day. That sort of variety just isn't available in the BVI.
On the second to last night of the 10 day charter the mother of the children woke me at 3AM. She said she couldn't sleep because the roosters ashore were making too much noise, and asked me to do something about it. True story!
I crankily asked her what exactly she had in mind and if she thought I should go ashore and kill them all? She kind of stuttered a bit and I not too kindly asked where she lived that no outside noises ever disturbed her sleep there.
She said, "We live in the far north of Canada, in a house with stone walls two feet thick." I sheepishly apologized, rolled over and went back to sleep. I guess she never did get back to sleep, but the roosters survived to bother someone else in the future, perhaps you?
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Was stuck in an anchorage in northern Newfoundland last season. Got used to the roosters crowing, and it didn't seem to be related to morning sun. They just seemed to let loose whenever, day or night. Guess they were on Newfoundland time .

Once, along a very urban stretch of the St. Lawrence, I was awakened to the baaying of goats. This seemed oddly out of place, with massive freighters passing to the left of me, and major urban sounds all around, and then these silly goats baaying away.

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Go to Kaui where the wild roosters crow 24/7


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Ah, roosters would be a pleasant back ground murmur. How about the wild dogs behind the bungalow singing along with the morning (6am?) call to prayer.
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Complaining about roosters,chickens,,wild fowl ,,?? Had to spend nights inthe city every three weeks for chemo treatments,at our house ,we bought while the kids were in university,,,all night it seemed sirens,,people on the street,loud cars,,ECT... always happy to be home,even with the coyotes / dogs barking,owls hooting,and chickens and such.....Ralph

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Some Caribbean Islands turn a blind eye to rooster fighting... or whatever thats called... this hideous, barbaric 'sport' supports thousands of crowing birds
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I long have been able to speak dog. They say they don't get to speak to people because they try to get their attention all they do is yell at them. Well went ashore and found out i speak rooster. They complain about the dogs and worry about some story they were told when chicks about dumplgs and deep fat fryers. Apparently that keeps them awake a night so they pass the time singing to each other.
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