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 Water Gypsies

"Wherever we went in our cruising dinghy, the islanders welcomed us because we were unobtrusive, inoffensive and in scale with the tiny bays and miniature harbours of the Gulf Islands. People were often amazed that we had travelled so far "in that!", as they put it and generously offered us fresh garden produce, a cup of tea, or a ride to town. They couldn't believe that all we needed was a bit of canvas for cover, a pair of sleeping bags on the floorboards, some food and we could go anywhere the $70,000 yachts could go and many places they couldn't. We enjoyed a lot of exciting sailing getting there as well."

 (Submitted by Noel Mon Nov 8, 2004 )
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