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Liz_I
13-07-08, 09:21
Sorry it's a DM story! Just hope this couple get over this terrible experience.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/articl...-Caribbean.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1034636/Shot-stabbed-The-hero-dog-helped-round-world-couple-fight-pirates-Caribbean.html)

Liz_I
13-07-08, 19:48
Seems Danny Labrador had the same idea but has posted in Scuttlebutt. Have to admit his title is better than mine:-)

ribrage
14-07-08, 07:23
Great story, the guy is clearly insane, put the jolly old kettle on /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

TigaWave
14-07-08, 07:45
I know its a bit late for this couple but thankfully they escaped fairly unscathed, but this coast line has been known for hit and run attacks since my first trip here in 94 and again in 2001 don't cruise along the coast.

Its a long staight coastline where a look out can see if your sailing alone and can send out the thugs as you pass. Its a also a fairly remote area, we drove up into the mountains and coffee plantations last time I was there. I still think this can happen anywhere (almost) if your unlucky, but it wouldn't stop me going. I would maybe keep a good distance offshore if it was possible in the se areas or head off shore in the evenings or at night and keep a good look out.

No guns for me, but well hidden spare gps money and cc, and I'm not saying where here!

KellysEye
15-07-08, 19:48
You are right about the area. The Paria Peninsular is well known for pirate attacks, it's difficult to believe they didn't know that. Rule of thumb is stay thirty miles off, we did that a few weeks ago.

The other thing I'll never understand is why people would want to motor upwind, upcurrent from Margarita to Trini when they have a sailboat.