View Single Post
Old 02-11-2018, 06:51 PM
Chimera Chimera is offline
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: In the Dreaming
Posts: 24,090
They had some small experience sailing at least, but the whole 'sell everything, buy a boat, sail around the world' thing is dangerous as hell. If they hadn't run aground there, they were just as likely to die in a storm or have multiple encounters with pirates, which are still a major problem around the world.

And I bet they would have been major league shocked at the port and docking fees they encountered in the Caribbean. Article says they were left with $90 in cash. I don't know if their money sunk with the boat, but that's laughably inadequate just to feed themselves on such a trip, let alone all the fees they would encounter every time they docked.

Oh, and they had no insurance. Brilliant.
Have lost my patience with the refusal to moderate trolls and hate on this board and am taking a break.