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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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I had the misfortune of having to spend two weeks in New Jersey from near the end of January to early February. During my stay there was a "Blizzard of the Century" as the NYC weather people described it followed shortly by an Ice Storm. For one 36 hour period we were confined to our hotel as it was physically impossible to leave save on foot (cars could not be extracted from 4+ foot snow drifts in the parking lot).
I cannot fathom what possesses people to live in such a place, particularly so given the costs of everything, taxes and what have you, on top of miserable weather. I advised my wife that I shall never again visit a place subject to snow and ice unless I'm seeing it through the window of an airliner whilest passing over. If I want snow I will go see it. I have no interest in it coming to me.
The idea of having one's yacht on the hard, or worse, on a mooring or in a slip, and enduring such conditions for half the year makes absolutely no sense to me. You gals and guys that live in such places have my sympathy.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
Last edited by svHyLyte; 03-02-2011 at 09:45 AM.
Reason: Correct typos