Why so much is being made of yet another ill-conceived ocean journey by people that had no business doing such a thing is kind of surprising as it is hardly unique. Lot’s of dummies do exactly this. That the cost to rescue them was over $600,000 is part and parcel of such foolishness. From Charlotte Kaufman, wife and mother of this most recent near-disaster:
I think this may be the stupidest thing we have ever done. ‘Stupid’ is the number one word that resonates throughout my day as we tick the slow minutes away to the kids’ bed times each night. ‘Why am I doing this?’ ‘What the fuck was I thinking?’ ‘Why did we pick such a hard way of traveling?’ Stupid.
Well said, honey. Read on.