I've gotten a few of these types of emails and conversations with folks. Just wanted to cut and paste the last email and I am wondering what other folks think.
Hello, Marc . . .
Thanks for checking back with me about a charter trip up north!
Unfortunately, the sky-rocketing fuel prices, and devaluation of the dollar have forced me into cancellation of plans for any "extra's" this coming summer! This evening, we just hit $3.50 per gallon for Unleaded Regular . . . Diesel fuel is well over $4.00 per gallon. It's beyond ridiculous . . . and totally unnecessary!
I won't go into a political diatribe . . . but, I will say that this situation is caused by a total absence of intelligent leadership in Washington . . . in fact, it is worse than a simple "absence." In my humble opinion, there are corrupt, evil, and grossly incompetent men in charge of the wealth and health of this nation, and they are doing a credible job of ruining them both!
I'm sure that I will not be the only pissed off fisherman to cancel out on an Alaskan Adventure this year . . . in fact, I'd bet that you will get many cancellations . . . except for the mega-rich for whom these economic conditions have little impact. Maybe you'll see ol' George and Dick themselves sometime this summer. Lord knows, it would be a welcome relief to have them somewhere other than in Washington (anywhere but there!)
And so, I will look at a charter trip with you perhaps another time. Perhaps in 10 years or so, when our economy will have had a chance to recover somewhat from the lunacy of the past eight years! Perhaps . . . .