Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > The Poop Deck
Cruiser Wiki Click Here to Login

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-19-2006, 08:01 AM   #1
Admiral
 
Auzzee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Home Port: Darwin
Vessel Name: Sandettie
Posts: 1,822
Default Tropical cruising

Why do we prefer to sail in the tropics? I am spoiled coming from Darwin in northern Oz. Yesterday I went for a squirt in a Yamaha 24' on lake Biwa in central Japan. Conclusion....I love japanese beer, japanese people, japanese food...But, I am a child of the sun. Biwako was bloody C-O-L-D.
__________________

__________________
"if at first you don't succeed....Redefine success"!


Auzzee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2006, 05:25 PM   #2
imported_admin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

If we do it for pleasure it MUST be warm!
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2006, 08:54 AM   #3
Commander
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Home Port: Darwin
Vessel Name: Gone Troppo
Posts: 103
Default

Coo-eee Cobbers, I find that the Tropics get TOO HOT & SWEATY after awhile. Looking forward to cruising in cooler climes soon. Loved Japanese beer, but having sampled 1 or 2 in every country I have visited I have not found a bad beer yet. But I promise that I will keep trying to find one. Hopefully we can share a cold beer somewhere sometime.

Regards,

Stephen
__________________
Happy Sailing,

Stephen

Crowther Windspeed 36

www.gonetroppo.org
GoneTroppo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 01:52 PM   #4
Ensign
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1
Default

Here, on Lake Okanagan , British Columbia we sail year round .There were some days when we made a snow man on the bow .The winds are stronger and more consistent in the winter .I'm a skier too , and if you are thinking about cold, go skiing in January ,blowing snow ,fog and cold. So , the day on the sailboat in January compare to skiing in January, is almost like being in the tropics

Worm winds

Henryk
__________________
Henryk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 07:07 AM   #5
Ensign
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 33
Default

I spend what ever spare time I have sailing round the Seychelles Islands. Warm and never a cyclone in my area but the sea can get a bit choppy. But as you say lots of sunshine and cold beer. What more could a boy want. Forget the NorthSea and crossing the Channel thats for.....(others?) In fact do people really do that sort of stuff like go out in the cold just to get cold and damp and freeze their butts off? (or is it a conspiracy of the yachting mags to fill up their pages? Either way crazy. Must go back for a warm swim.
__________________
lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 08:46 AM   #6
Admiral
 
Auzzee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Home Port: Darwin
Vessel Name: Sandettie
Posts: 1,822
Default

I am going back to Japan in March to see the cherry blossom. Autumn was beautiful and they tell me Cherry Blossom time (AKA: BBQ pork and sake week) is magnificent. I have agreed to go dinghy sailing whilst there...temperature this morning at 9.00 was 3 degrees. I must be NUTS!!!!
__________________

__________________
"if at first you don't succeed....Redefine success"!


Auzzee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tropical Depression Ophelia…tropical Storm Philippe Synopsis…sep. 28, 2011…issued 10:05 A.m. Edt StormW "StormW's" Daily Weather Synopsis 0 09-28-2011 03:38 PM
Tropical Depression Ophelia…tropical Storm Philippe Synopsis…sep. 28, 2011…issued 10:05 A.m. Edt StormW "StormW's" Daily Weather Synopsis 0 09-28-2011 03:36 PM
Tropical Depression 13 And Tropical Storm Katia Synopsis…sep. 02, 2011…issued 9:00 A.m. Edt StormW "StormW's" Daily Weather Synopsis 0 09-02-2011 02:57 PM
Tropical Depression Sixteen Has Been Upgraded To Tropical Storm Nicole StormW "StormW's" Daily Weather Synopsis 0 09-29-2010 05:08 PM
Tropical Storm Igor And Tropical Synopsis Sep. 08, 2010 Issued 11:10 A.m. StormW "StormW's" Daily Weather Synopsis 0 09-08-2010 05:08 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0