Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tragedy in Halong Bay

I just read more news on the boat that recently sunk killing a dozen tourists and crew in their sleep in Halong Bay, Vietnam. It was just like the boat we spent the night in when we were there. I was also filled with a bunch of tourists from all over the world. There was a young couple from Colorado aboard this tragic ship. The girl from Boulder drowned. Her boyfriend from Golden escaped and had to identify her body the next day after they hauled the boat out of the water. What a nightmare.

I actually noticed that the boat we were on seemed to have a consistent tilt to the left, but assumed it was a weight distribution thing. The sinking of the "Dream of the Ocean" (painfully ironic name) is a reminder of how fortunate we are when we wake up each day.

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