Mostly by luck, the family had shoved off when the nation’s economic situation looked especially dire. When they returned, the dust had settled, jobs were plentiful, and the economy was booming again. Their tale was familiar to me. More than a few of our fellow cruising sailors during the early 1990s were young professionals who’d lost their jobs in corporate downsizing. Rather than fight for scraps in the shark tank, they took their meager savings and went sailing. When they finally returned to the workaday world, they had no trouble picking up where they left off.
So . . . if the news out of Wall Street is getting you down, look at it this way. It’s one more reason to go cruising – now. The way things are going, you won’t be missing much."
Nuf said. See you suckers later!!!