Where have you been on a boat?

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    I have been all around the gulf and San Juan islands, the Inside Passage to Alaska, From Costa Rica ,out to Coco's Island in the Pacific, thru the Panama Canal and then around the Carribean.
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    From England to Ireland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.
    From Spain to Morocco.
    From the mainland of Canada to Vancouver Island.

    That's about it, I think. Good idea for a thread. I think we have some well traveled sailors among us. This should prove interesting.
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    Ok now I am confused again. Are we having an off topic conversation or is this a new thread that should be connected to the previous conversation or should it stand alone? Time for super moderators to come to the rescue! Also all of you sailors out there....where are you or are you as confused about this as me? Thanks for ANY help sorting this out!
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    I am quite often up s$^%'s creek without a paddle. Does that count?

    I am planning to sail to Narnia in the fall.
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    Yay..somebody is planning to do something new ( is this new for you ) ? I am happy something is happening! :)
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    I am or shall I say was a sailor! I crewed on a boat called, "Diamond Girl," with simple tasks many years ago!! :)

    There is a great app that I use called, "YellowBrick," that tracks races. I used this quite a bit with several Races around Michigan.

    Here's a screen shot of sample race that is going on now...somewhere, not Michigan. We don't have any races now...it's too cold still!

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    Did you just enter for the racing and excitement of that or did you also do some pleasure sailing?
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    Hey I just found a site on google called ARC - it has a lot of info, daily logs that are taking place now, a ton of stuff! Thanks Skimonkey for showing me that photo! It might be the one that has just left Britain!
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    We did some half day cruises when we weren't racing. Many of our races were day races only, so I didn't have to worry about taking night shifts or swapping out a bunk other someone else. Since those races, I find I am better off on land than on a boat. My husband is still an avid racer and does quite a few in the summer!!

    Here is the current races listed for YellowBrick now:
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    WOW that. Is impressive! I learned how to sail ( actually took a course ) when I was going to University. Did little bits here and there, my. Brother had a Sabot and we used to take a picnic lunch, a bottle of wine and just meander around! That was a blast. Then the sailing lessons to belong to some club I didn't care about. I was moving fast and furious because. I had a premonition since I was 3 yrs old that I had better do everything I wanted to by the time I was 30 because at thirty I would either be dead or my life would be so dramatically altered I would never get another chance. My first trip was the summer I graduated from UBC and I went to Greece, just hanging out, did some boating on other people's boats, no effort required! Came home because a war broke out between Greece and Turkey over Cyprus! Got the LAST plane out! All transportation was appropriated for Military use only! So, I came back to Vancouver......next installation when I am not so preoccupied. ot to get back to the boats!!
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    I've been from San Diego to Skagway and many points in between, on the west coast, including a trip up the Columbia River to Portland. I've been to Hawaii twice.
    On the east coast, I've been from Halifax, around the southern tip of Nova Scotia to the Bay of Fundy, the Annapolis Basin and Digby. I've also travelled from Halifax to Boston, Norfolk, Virginia and Puerto Rico and St. Croix and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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    So are we were speaking about sail boats or boats/yachts/ships?
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    HOLY SMOKES!! That is a LOT of time on a boat! I lived in a houseboat, does that count? It was on a barge and could be and was towed around the lower mainland of BC
    Nothing comparable to you. How many different boats were you on? And please, I would love photos if you have them !!!

    Everyone is welcome with their experience, however, wherever,and whatever, even surfers! :)
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    Everyone is welcome!! Every kind of experience is welcome! Even surfers etc! Thanks!
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    I forgot one or two.

    The Woolwich Ferry across the River Thames. The Merv Hardy, across the Mackenzie in the NWT. Some CalMac thing from the mainland of Scotland to Skye.

    OK, three.

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    Isn't it. Amazing that we forget until we really think about it for awhile. I wonder if anyone has NEVER been on a ferry, or canoe, or kayak.....I guess everyone's been over a bridge at the very least!
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    About 60 years ago I used to row down the Chesapeake canal a little way and back near Chesapeake city. Since then I've only been on ferry's.

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    I spent a lot of summer days as a kid on a Paddle boat fishing behind my house!! :)
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    Thanks for sharing that. Were you part of a team?
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    Where did you live? Oh I would have loved that - except for the fish, the first time I felt a fish catch my line I cried for the pain it must have felt. Never again! But I LOVE sitting by the water!

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