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Old 02-05-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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I've been pulling together my list of dive sites that I would like to dive-on before I kick the bucket. In doing this I've come across a lot of ex-cruiser web sites in which cruisers found a place and simply decided to call it home. So this got me thinking....

If you were to drop anchor and retire on your boat, where would it be and why???
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I've been pulling together my list of dive sites that I would like to dive-on before I kick the bucket. In doing this I've come across a lot of ex-cruiser web sites in which cruisers found a place and simply decided to call it home. So this got me thinking....

If you were to drop anchor and retire on your boat, where would it be and why???
We wouldn't (at least not until about 40 years from now...in our 80's). But, if we wanted to stay put in one place, we'd find a wonderful house in a scenic location in a city or near arts/culture and other city-available amenities with 4 seasons to enjoy, a garden, and a place for my piano and a garage for all the tinkering we both love to do. We'd likely go back to canoing and sail-canoing on rivers and lakes with occasional adventures abroad.

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Somewhere warm, good fishing, good food - good government - few rules affecting the cruiser.

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I loved SE Asia, and could have stayed there for many more years. *It's culturally rich, the people are generally very lovely, and it is an inexpensive place to live. *And the weather is warm all the time.

Singapore gave us our "big city" fix and was a source of the luxury items, especially foodstuffs such as croissants and imported cheeses, that one starts to miss after a while. *An easy place to be.
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I loved SE Asia, and could have stayed there for many more years. *It's culturally rich, the people are generally very lovely, and it is an inexpensive place to live. *And the weather is warm all the time.

Singapore gave us our "big city" fix and was a source of the luxury items, especially foodstuffs such as croissants and imported cheeses, that one starts to miss after a while. *An easy place to be.
Everyone that I know who has been to Singapore tells me that I will really love the place. Over the years I've done a lot of business with Singapore, but never actually visited. I'm amazed at how a small island location can have such influence around the world.

Would you live in Singapore, or some location near by?...Langkawi, Malaysia maybe?
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We wouldn't (at least not until about 40 years from now...in our 80's).
Unfortunately genetics on the male side of my family tends towards a far shorter life expectancy. I have yet to witness a male in my family that lives past 65 while the women seem to have no problem living into their 90s…seems odd, but it is a fact. All of the men on both sides pass on due to some sort of heart related illness.

This has a lot to do with my present life choices and direction at 43.

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My #10 site:Richelieu Rock, Thailand 8°38'55.47"N, 97°38'5.32"E
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Did you travel to Viet Nam? If so, did you like it? I think that would be facinating. I have read your blog but don't remember if I saw anything on Viet Nam.

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My #10 site:Richelieu Rock, Thailand 8°38'55.47"N, 97°38'5.32"E
Richelieu Rock is some 49nm NNE of the above position, which is that of the Similan Islands (which is another excellent dive site).

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I read somewhere once that the three top retirement spots for many cruisers were the Vancouver area, south of Hobart Tasmania, and Bay of Islands in NZ.

All way too tropical for my taste

And - yes - there is good diving in southern Chile.
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I was happily passing through Thailand and Malaysia on the way to nowhere a few years ago and the place just will not let me go! Having made at least 150 trips between Phuket and Langkawi, a mere 120nm, I still find new anchorages and experiences each time I make the trip. The food is great, the costs are low, the people are friendly, the weather is excellent, and Thailand claims to have at least 24 of the top ten dive sites in the world! For now at least, the paperwork involved in staying long-term in either Thailand or Malaysia is fairly simple as long as you have enough money in the bank to show you can look after yourself. (US$ 25,000 in the case of Thailand) Medical facilities are very, very good and also cheap by western standards. This area should be on your short list.

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Richelieu Rock is some 49nm NNE of the above position, which is that of the Similan Islands (which is another excellent dive site).
On Google Earth I have a spread of some 20 locations which claim to be Richelieu Rock...I guess the local DMs will know where it is.

What charts did you use?...I'll have to us my Navionics when I get home.
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We hear you, Ken. When confronted with our mortality, we often re-assess and re-direct what we're doing. Just glad that you're doing that now. Live the life you want, now. You'll have no regrets.

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We hear you, Ken. When confronted with our mortality, we often re-assess and re-direct what we're doing. Just glad that you're doing that now. Live the life you want, now. You'll have no regrets.

Fair winds and following seas,

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Well, strangely enough, everything the doctor tells me that I need to do to extend my life precisely results from cruising. Eat more fish, exercise, reduce stress and eat more fish.

The one thing I do know, is that I don't want to be like my father and grandfather who worked like fools all their life just to retire and die within 18 months. God bless them both, but I plan to live a little.
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