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Friday, June 11, 2010

There will be blood

One of the reasons I've learned to enjoy cruising so much is that you really are out of touch with the world. There's CNN on tv, and there's Internet if you're really determined, but there are no newspapers, and no one really talks about anything except where we are and where we're going to be tomorrow.

So it was actually possible not to hear about or think about the disaster in the Gulf for twelve blessed days. Until this evening, when we approached the English coast and started passing the North Sea oil rigs. Which, apart from any negative connotations about oil leaks, environmental catastrophes, or drill baby drill, look like imperial walkers from The Empire Strikes Back.

And it's us they're coming for.

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