Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hard times on boats ...or are they?


Hard times... Seems like everywhere I turn, I hear about how on the economic front we are on the road to ruin and all sorts of dire stuff! Dire stuff is right... Idiots wherever you look and most of them seem to be the ones running the economy.

Take just a moment and chew on the Zen of People being rewarded for screwing up... When "we" do it we catch all kinds of crap and get "tough love"... When the head of a multinational bank does it, he gets a multimillion dollar bonus! Throw in the fact that the guys we elect to keep things running smoothly are bought and paid for by the folks screwing stuff up... and, well, they could not organize a "pissup" in a brewery! Dark days indeed!

OK... Anymore and I am in serious rant mode so for those with an interest in how stuff like the world falling apart affects the cruising world... Well, truth is it does not seem to. Fact of the matter is, it is pretty much business as usual. Most cruisers on a budget (spelled all) simply adapt. Maybe, they are doing a bit more of their own work on their boats and not feeling the need to buy the new hot widget for the boat but by and large you'd be hard pressed to notice any real difference in the day to day, same old, same old... For those in the know we still only pay $3.50 for a bottle of rum and we know where our "towel" is... so, no need to panic!

Rod over at Tell Tales (always a good read) has some words on the Credit Crunch Blues...