If you’ve happened to have read the 2 threads I started, we are making the transition from liveaboard in the tropical Philippines on our motor sailor, to liveaboard in the PNW, hopefully on a suitable Trawler.
Advice has been great and the search goes on, but now realizing that our timing to buy a used trawler is not good, we are at same time, looking at other options.
Pandemic pending our schedule is:
- Fly and spend Summer 2022 in PNW surveying what's locally on the market.
- If nothing found at reasonable value
- Decide whether to sell SG or bring her to PNW in 2023
This got me thinking outside the box about introducing my Filipino partner to boating and trawler life in PNW next year.
Would someone with a trawler already in PNW, be interested in having us onboard as guests for 2 weeks next summer?
We would reciprocate beforehand
, by inviting them to join us on board Stargazer in the Tropics as our guests.... beginning of 2022.
This is our best cruising season Jan to April with the cooler NE winds?
Details and logistics would be worked out privately via PM, emails and video calls to find compatible solutions, but now while we all are waiting out border issues and travel restrictions, Just an idea to help Zaida get a feel for our decision making.
Also, while waiting in lockdown, why not share a Photo reminder of the reasons we all spend that money and effort to cruise in our favorite local waters.
Here are a few of ours from the Philippines:
With over 7,600 Islands, there is no shortage of options, but our favorite direction Jan to April, which is dry and free of Typhoons, is towards Palawan.
The Calamian Group has everything!
At the top is Caluit Island
, a 5-minute walk from a beautiful anchorage to this remote African reserve started by Marcos. Zebra’s, Giraffes, Bearcats but unfortunately all the deer and antelope were eaten by the locals
Further down between Busuanga and Culion Island, are small islets with undeveloped beaches.
This area is also a graveyard of Japanese shipwrecks in protected waters. A good friend who owns Sangat Dive Resort
shows all here. https://sangat.com.ph/wreck-dives/
Further south is Halsey Harbor
, very remote and friendly where you can buy wild tiger pawns for $5 a kilo.
Then it is a short downwind sail to the Linapacan Group
, before reaching Palawan and El Nido.
Further south on the west coast of Palawan is the area of Port Barton and San Vincente.
Untouched beaches and friendly dogs from the caretakers of yet to be developed resorts are common and the fishing is great!
Hope you enjoy and would love to see where you drop the hook?