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Log Book: Norfolk - October 1, 2003

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In order to reach Norfolk before the end of the day we got up and left before the sunrise. Again. What we saw was breath taking and unbelievable. I was thinking of my friend Kelly who loves sunsets and since she gets up well AFTER lunch she would probably never experience the shear beauty of the rising sun. This morning I vowed to never undertake any significant trip without a good camera or two.

We arrived to Norfolk just in time before our beloved Mr. Winky (our outboard) decided to give up for the night. We managed to go by the US Navy moorings, escorted by ever watchful police and Cost Guard in case our fiberglass sloop may contain some danger to a submarine or aircraft carrier.

I was pondering something about USA today. With military of this size this country will always be involved in one war or another. Good chunk of US economy depends on it and soon or later US politics are steered towards another conflict to flex it's military muscle, test new technologies and get the circulation of money going again. On the other hand one may appreciate America standing up to maniac dictators that torture and kill their own countryman with no regard for their lives. It's tough to weight all this. The world out there knows greed and lust for power and modern society is so complex anyway. Nevertheless I find humanity fascinating and I thoroughly enjoy my pondering and observations. People participate willingly or without any idea at all in this complex network that our society forms. It's politics, economy, philosophies and all. I personally enjoy my life more than ever now being able to relax, think and get out again to expand my narrow horizons once more by meeting new people and reading. For all I know in some 8 months I may have to make the landfall to the country of Everyday trying to make a living like everyone else does. But not today. Good night America.

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