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Old 08-03-2008, 12:09   #31
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Yeah, I would say it is more possible (for more people) than ever before.

Not to say it would be easy, or have the same difficulties as in years gone by..........but if it was easy what would be the point?

And in my book their is nothing wrong with trying and failing*.....so why not give it a go if this is what rocks yer boat? (*I tend to term "failing" as having a better idea and changing direction ).


Being the first? Their are always "firsts" to be had, just a touch short nowadays of any that would involve a person being welcomed back as a conquering hero by the masses - but if that is what is important to someone then perhaps a Boat is not the ideal tool anyway. That's why the Big Brother TV show was invented
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I tend to term "failing" as having a better idea and changing direction
The short circumnavigation route is often behind you.
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Old 08-03-2008, 13:43   #33
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... And in my book their is nothing wrong with trying and failing*.....so why not give it a go if this is what rocks yer boat? (*I tend to term "failing" as having a better idea and changing direction ...
I like the sound of your book - who's the publisher, and where might I purchase it?
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I like the sound of your book - who's the publisher, and where might I purchase it?
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I accept the critique, but there are decidedly fewer "firsts" left in today's world. That does affect our collective outlook, I think.
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I accept the critique, but there are decidedly fewer "firsts" left in today's world. That does affect our collective outlook, I think.
Affecting our collective outlook? mmmmm......I think I have an idea of what you are talking about, but maybe the lack of "big" firsts (at least from a Eurocentric viewpoint, as after a long and arduous journey the "first" person to discover somewhere / take a certain route usually also "discovered" locals who had been living happily for eons ) is not so much of a problem,.......more that perhaps collectively in the West we have run out of big ideas to excite (or scare) the imagination and to strive for (and against!) and even if the average Joe / man on the Clapham Omnibus was not a direct part of "it", they still felt they were part of a greater purpose / enterprise........of course not to say that a lot of these were not complete b#llocks - and that's the problem nowadays.........too much edukation for the plebs - can smell nonsense even if they can't see it or articulate it.
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by dubious firsts, I mean stuff like this:

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It's already been done numerous times. If the purpose of the voyage is to get media attention then it won't happen. It would be a "been there, done that" type of event.
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Mitch sounds like he is doing it for the sole purpose of self gratification. Not for anyone, or anything else. At least that is what I read, and I applaude him for it too.....
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If he does complete a circumnavigation. It'll be a first for him and that should be good enough for a life time of looking back with a thousand stories to tell.
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I didn't say I was sixteen,*****.


If your not 16 than this compares to ? or are you asking is the book real.
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