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Old 10-31-2014, 08:58 PM   #21
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KS Worked the slope every winter,1970 till 2002. That was enough, retired at 52. Boating summers, RVing winters. Life is good.

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Old 10-31-2014, 11:30 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by ksanders View Post
I moved to Alaska 24 years ago today with my 7 year old son.

I came here seeking adventure.

The dream was to buy a floatplane, and a cabin in the woods, shoot a bear and go salmon fishing.

I did all that and then some. Alaska has been good to me.
Sounds like it worked out great for you.

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Old 11-01-2014, 02:21 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by ksanders View Post

Did you leave your boat in Mexico, or were you onboard full time?

I still work, but being a sloper I have half my life off so could be anywhere.
Kev, you need to get your boat's butt over here to Queensland. Base her in the Whitsundays, and you would have the best of both worlds, and no ice - except in your Martini. Work where you normally do - then fly back to your boat in boating heaven.

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Old 11-01-2014, 06:07 AM   #24
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Feel your pain. I wanted to be migrating South first of October. We are still working on my boat in the yard. Hoping to splash her in December and head South 1st of the year.

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I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:50 AM   #25
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In some ways your right.

Originally Posted by ksanders View Post
To be honest, the delta seems like an Alaskans kind of place. Away from the big city, and the big cities ways of thinking.
With the exception of Discovery Bay , there isn't a lot of bling. Mostly a mixture of laid back folks getting away from their hectic life style, enjoying the open space and the love of boating. The delta is on a much smaller scale than Alaska, your never more than a few miles from something, still because of the serpentine waterways you can get the feeling of isolation. The winter is much quieter, perhaps my favorite time. We used to get weeks of fog. We haven't been getting as much these last few years. The marinas are mostly smaller and more laid back, your not going to find many blue blazers , flag ceremonies, or cannons. It's a little redneck, but not really, there's a mixture of everything out here.
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Old 11-02-2014, 12:15 PM   #26
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Well put, Scary. I find the delta filled with good, salt of the earth people who love boating and not so many yachty types that populate bay area yacht clubs and a few private delta islands.

In the delta, you usually don't have to go very for to find privacy. In the winter, it sometimes feels like I'm the only one on the water.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:16 PM   #27
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Scary and FW you are right on. The time I spent in the delta was great and it surprised me.

The only draw back? They won't let you in if you don't pay the trolls under the bridges!
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:28 PM   #28
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My boat just told me she wants to go south, too!!

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