Re: Sailing Into Other Countries
Originally Posted by hblask
OK, this makes sense, it's a sort-of honor system with the downside so bad that you really want to just be honest and the cost of obeying very low. That actually seems like a reasonable way to handle it, except for someone who makes an honest mistake and the punishment far exceeds the "crime".
And never underestimate how much the local harbourmaster / port captain
knows about what is going on in his
harbour / port day by day.
What may seem to you as a large collection of recreational vessels just doing their own thing, his eyes and ears see and hear a pattern and they "know" when something just doesn't fit the pattern or is outside the "normal".
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangereous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. T.E. Lawrence