in reply to Vacation plans this summer

OK: I picked other.

When I am at work I carry a cell phone and a palm pilot + a host of other electronic gadgets. My desk has two computers on it; when I am not at my desk I carry a laptop (at least most of the time)

When I am not at work I am on call.

My idea of a superb vacation is to say goodby to all things electric.

To achieve this ideal state of affairs I usually spend a fair amount of time at the local marina. This year I don't have a boat, but I will be sure to find a clunky old wooden day sailer, or something similar during the next few weeks.

Then you just have to go. The ideal destination (for me) is no destination. I usually sail around the US and Canadian Gulf Islands.

Have a great holiday.

PS: I might take a Perl book; but I will try to avoid the temptation.


The dogs bark; but the caravan rolls on.