Mickymouse, now that is really disappointing! Traveling to the other end of the world without taking the trouble to bring your AI with you?! I can't really understand why you are going anyway. Judging on the pics, your place is one of the best possible sailing places, you have AI-buddies to go with and you go away from what is probably the season and weather in the world to the rainy, cool wet fall in an overcrowded flat country!
Seriously, although I don't have a TI, I've got another mirage kayak (an Oasis), so if you long for some familiar yellow plastic, just let me know!
I agree - I do live in a fantastic part of the world and really enjoy going out on adventures with my AI buddies
However, I thought that before we get too old to travel, we'd make a return trip to visit & stay with our friends who live in the Tower of London and take the opportunity of using my cousin's currently vacant flat in Haarlem as a base from which to travel around from. I also got quite excited earlier this year about the possibility of buying a boat and spending a year or two cruising your rivers & canal waterways. I know a couple who live here who have bought a boat in NL and spend your summer cruising, then put it in storage and come home during your winter. I'm hoping one way or other to at least sample what this lifestyle might be like
Thanks for your offer - it would be great to share some adventures together & have the benefit of your local knowledge - I'll keep it in mind in case I get the urge