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Since 1989, I've traveled the world with infinite appreciation for the many similarities that exist between people who live and work on the ocean and people who live and work in rural and remote locations.  Here is my Wooden Boat & Rural Culture Life List, with hopes that you get to visit these remarkable places and meet the people who call them "home."

PS. These are not in any particular order!

  1. Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Washington
  2. Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Hobart Tasmania
  3. Ankhuizen, Netherlands
  4. Blunt Boatyard, Williamstown, Australia
  5. The Wall, Middle of Nowhere, Tasmania
  6. Risor, Norway
  7. Brest, France
  8. Brooklin, Maine
  9. Mystic Seaport, Connecticut
  10. Silva Bay Shipyard, Gabriola Island British Columbia
  11. Waalstad Boatyard, Denmark
  12. Roskilde, Denmark
  13. Dragor, Denmark
  14. Gillileje, Denmark
  15. Vasa Museum, Sweden
  16. Oponohue Bay, Moorea Tahiti
  17. Sakatia Island, Madagascar
  18. Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle
  19. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Hall of Fame, Oklahoma
  20. Isla Isabella, Galapagos
  21. Tutakaka, New Zealand
  22. Whangaroa, New Zealand
  23. Heron Island, Australia
  24. Phinda, South Africa
  25. Cape of Good Hope
  26. Los Aves, Venezuela
  27. Pedro Miguel, Panama
  28. Rangiroa, Tuamotus
  29. Aitutaki, Cook Islands
  30. Vavau, Tonga
  31. Ko Phetra, Thailand
  32. Gan, Maldives
  33. The Grand Canyon
  34. Cape Cod
  35. Highway 83, the last historic highway north to south in the US
  36. Hon Fleur, Normandie France
  37. Victoria, British Columbia
  38. Halibut Cove, Alaska
  39. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
  40. Mossel Bay, South Africa
  41. Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
  42. Mareva Reef, Pacific Ocean
  43. Roman Nose State Park, Oklahoma
  44. Russian Bay, Madagascar