Did next to nothing today, and I didn't feel bad about it at all. Some days the best thing to do is to turn sunlight into vitamin D.
My lovely wife and I did take a little trip to the marine store. Bought a few boaty bits. It's a real treat to be able to get simple things like a new deck plate. Nice to be able to pick something right off the shelf. People complain about the lack of boat parts in exotic locations. The Great North Woods of New Hampshire, as far as sailboats are concerned, is an exotic location. Glad I waited to do the final repairs and upgrades down here in Florida.
Keeping an eye on the world wide revolutions. Tunisia was an eye opener, but not too strategically important. Egypt is of strategic importance. Something like 7% of the world's trade moves through the Suez Canal. Then there is the peace treaty with Israel. Mubarack was many things, but as far as the west was concerned, he was reliable.
Libya is a whole new can of worms -it's a significant oil exporter. Foreign oil workers are fleeing the country. Oil prices are on the rise. Things could get interesting.
Sitting in a sailboat, it all seems a bit unreal. The wind blows, the boat moves, and all is well. It's only when we get back to shore when things gets complicated.
At the Hop!
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