Originally Posted by minaret
Yeah, and I would have appreciated it more if she had walked on water
all the way across. Lets keep it realistic here. This sort of endeavor requires that sort of infrastructure, for the vast majority of people. And it certainly resulted in more publicity and a good press op for Cuban/American relations.
Would she have succeeded without the shark diving
team from South Africa
? Probably but it would have been harder.
Would she have succeeded without the number one jelly,fish expert in the world? Probably but it would have been harder.
Would she have succeeded without the two kayaker flanking her at all times? Probably but it would have been harder.
Point being is that there's a possibility someone could pull this of on a lower budget
.....but it would be a lot harder.
Now for the other side.
I just talked to my friend who was the navigator on this trip as well as the last three trips and I brought up the money
question. He said this is a question Diana gets asked all the time, guess I'm not the only one. She came back with an answer I can appreciate.
Number one she makes no profit on this swim, just some press that will help her motivational speeches.
Number two she says there are millions of people following this hoping she will succeed.
Number three she says this is a great experience for all involved.
Number four she's pumping a lot of money
into the local economy.
From what my friend says she is no egotistical maniac but this is a dream come true. I do appreciate the way she doesn't take all the credit for the swim and passes most of the credit of to the team. I must admit my stance has changed on the money side slightly and kudos to her and the team on a great job.
Now if you think the swim will make a difference in the Cuban American relationship then I say pass me some of that good legal
weed you Washingtonians are smoking now!