Anniversary time

I can’t believe we have got here, but this column marks the 50th Cardinal Sin ramblings. Oh how time flies when you’re having fun/getting old.

It’s been great over this period to receive the feedback and thoughts from so many.

Please remember I can always be reached by just closing your eyes, putting your hands together and thinking of me, or in this modern world, by email, if I could remember what the address is - age you see.

Anyway…

While sitting in a marine seminar recently – (by the way is it me or is the time between each comfort break at these sorts of events getting longer? A committee really should be set up to look into this, as long that is as the meeting is not too long) – leisure marine industry stats were flashed up.

So, it seems that now we are back to the 2007/2008 business levels with 33,000 people employed and a turnover of £3B, which is impressive stuff that should be celebrated madly.

Or should it?

While sitting and listening to the presentations, some good, some not so, about the industry I started to get a feeling that maybe just maybe, it’s not so bad to be off the radar.

What I mean is that it seems we are entering a period of envy, fuelled by the pollical parties. Those who have will be asked for more and ‘rich’ people with boats could attract the wrath of the jealous.

Just a feeling but maybe it’s the time to carry on, while at the same time staying off the radar; especially if we want to be left alone to get on and continue the successful course we now find ourselves set fair on.

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