Friday, May 1, 2009
73 - Going Green
Canon 5DmkII, 16-35mm at 16mm, iso200, 1/125 sec at f/9.5, +CPL aboard my Seawind 1000 catamaran named Hooroo at 8.4 kns
To me there is no better way to have fun, go somewhere and take your house with you all the while go'in green than sailing. An activity that you can learn rather easily and spend your whole life mastering. Lately in my part of the world its been on the decline, fewer and fewer sailors seem to be out on the bay. I base this on observation and the fact that the big regattas have one third the entrants they did in the 70's and 80's. Boating in general has not decreased, but power boats have taken up the difference. I find that a shame and another case of "I want it now and I want to get there now".
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. Douglas Adams