Monday, March 08, 2010

Steampunk anyone?

There are times when being on a sailboat in paradise is somewhat problematic...

For certain, there is not a lot of art, music or much in the way of reading material you do not bring down yourself in one way or another. Or, to put it another way, most cruising grounds are something of a cultural boondocks.

Which is not to say the various cruising grounds do not have their own culture which is both enticing and interesting, but when we leave the docklines behind one of the things we give up is that broad cultural smorgasbord too many of us take for granted. Some of us miss that. So it is something you might want to factor in before leaving.

Which brings me to the subject of Steampunk (any Steampunkish readers out there?). Just yesterday I saw there was a Steampunk film festival in San Francisco and it made me think how neat an event it would be to attend. Then with a great sigh, realized that not one of the films shown would ever make it to the Caribbean unless carried as a DVD by a cruiser which would mean they would arrive down here some time in 2014...

So it goes!