Well this chap could buy his own boat. Or move. But ideas like that are probably too way out there when one of your first responses to a problem, if indeed there is one, is to note that there is “no government regulation of ferry ticket prices”.
I’m sorry to be quite so flippant but, and even though he does do a healthy amount of self deprecating, I always find it hard to believe people performing quasi-Fred Kite impressions are being entirely serious.
In the fifteenth century assorted Sultans upped the tax on the spice caravans wending their way through their lands from the Far East to Europe to a such point where it became worthwhile for merchants to look for a way of bypassing the Middle East altogether. And thus the age of discovery was born. Not out of a great search for knowledge or anything “spiritual”, just cold hard economics. So, if there’s a budding Christopher Columbus twiddling his thumbs in Ventor, now’s the time to discover France.
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