London Attack

This is not a post about sailing…As I travel the world I am frequently asked about the “gun culture” of the USA. I usually answer that except for acquaintances who hunt and an occasional trip to the range I don t really know much about it other than the right to arm oneself is burned into the American psyche. As I read the most recent news about London it struck me that this could have happened in New York, LA, Chicago (where only gang members carry) or a number of other major cities in the US. All have taken intense steps to disarm their law abiding citizens. Since every major massacre in the US in recent history has taken place in a “gun free zone” this strategy seems to have major problems. I don t know the right answer. But the fact is that there are thousands of these crazy people in Europe and the USA already. More border controls may keep more out but that is just closing the barn door after the horse is gone. I don t see “shelter in place” a viable strategy unless we change
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Biblical


Back to sailing… And [Job] said, (…): the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD”. Had we not had engine problems we would be in the Whitsundays where the forecast is for gale force winds and torrential (but not biblical) rains. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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What a change

We spent the day sailing inside the reef. We still had very variable winds but the reef kept the waves down to a maximum of 4 feet. Most of the time they were 2 feet or less.We are sitting at anchor for the night. There is a gentle breeze and the waves are gently lapping against Reboot. Wow.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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