from svmoose on 4.5.10Talk to a local, ask them if they can refer you to a sympathetic doctor. Pay your consultation fee, explain that you are sailing and get the prescriptions. No problem! If you know you are prone to certain diseases, make sure you have enough medicines for a while when you start. In some countries ...
from svmoose on 1.5.10I think the best sailing movie is "Master and Commander" in terms of authenticity of the period and seamanship. It is set in Napoleonic times and there are lots of adventures and beautiful shots of places they sail to, like the Galapagos.
Patrick O'Brian is the author of a ...
from svmoose on 10.26.09We have just spent 3 months in Chagos and another 3 months in Madagascar. We can recommend everybody to go there. Chagos is pristine: with no inhabitants you rely purely on yourself (and some other cruisers). The fishing is superb (and so are the dinners) and snorkeling between the black-tipped ...
from svmoose on 12.22.08We have sailed the same stretch of water and we had a lot of fun. Don't skip Flores in the Azores, it's very special! It's a bit out of the way, but it is definitely worth it!
We have used (and are still using) an Icom SSB radio and we are very happy with it. When you are i ...
from svmoose on 9.24.08We think that Noonsite is better up to date than any cruising guide (book that is). It is being updated on a constant basis by cruisers that are actually there.
In fact, when we wanted to sail to Australia, the correct info was on Noonsite, while the Embassy in New Caledonia still gave o ...
from svmoose on 9.21.08I'm not sure about a site that only focuses on the Caribbean, but you could try www.noonsite.com, it gives you every single thing you nee to know about any country in the world, including all the islands in the Caribbean.
Cheers, Irene, ...
from svmoose on 9.5.08In the south Pacific, the best time for cruising is outside the cyclone season, which starts more or less in November and finishes in about April.
Most people leave New Zealand for example in May and come back not later than November, but we also know lots of people who sail outside these ...
from svmoose on 6.30.08It's as simple as the words of Mark Twain:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Dis ...
from svmoose on 6.29.08We have an Icom ssb radio on board and we are very happy with it. We can pick up different stations that give weather info or we can talk to many other boats cruising in the same area so we can keep each other informed.
We also installed a pactor (III) and together with the ssb we can rec ...
from svmoose on 4.3.08Hi Michael, we really like CW's blogsite, it certainly has potential.
What we miss at the moment is:
- There is no possibility of commenting directly on posted log entries (see comments in a threaded from, just like the forums), that would be a great feature
- Photos and ...
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