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post #25 of Old 06-03-2013
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Re: Danish Sailing Vessel taken by pirates

Originally Posted by capta View Post
Choice, what choice? Seriously, if one can't even sail to the traditionally friendly islands of the Eastern Caribbean without these hassles what are our choices? Would you suggest we all stay home and follow other people through their blogs and forum postings. Oh wait, if we all stay home, who will blog or post of adventures in far away places?
Adventuring comes with risks, be it from weather, rocks or "piracy". People die climbing Everest every year; should nobody climb Everest?
One should not stop living for fear of dying.
Perfectly valid points. Cruising involves all sorts of risks. Still we make choices based on our personal tolerance to risk, or a preference to one type of risk over another. While I would sail to St. Maarten with all it's crime, I would not go anywhere near Somalia. That is all I had in mind.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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