We had a great time Sunday. Started off with breakfast and then an hour with the Johnson Girls. Really fun and strong set under the big tent with a tugboat going next to them. Visited the Ernestina for a bit to see what they were up to with their boat. Nice to see everyyone again...onboard. Caught up with Moe Bowstern doing some of her poetry and had some fun discussions and a few pictures taken of me, my mate and Moe. We had a great time in Mystic with her this year. Very talented person. Jon Cambell was, as usual, super. Lots of fun with a grand selection of colorful dialogue. Ken Sweeney did a set on the Ernestina and did a fish splitting exhibiton that was just fantastic and well done. Ken...how did you play that codfish....through its nose....without no buttons or bows? Food under the tent was pretty good for festival food. Visited lots of exhibits and ended up seeing Tom Goux and the shanty singers at the end of the day. This event is always worth the trip from Gloucester. We will be sailing the Adventure to it at some point in the future.....two Essex built Gloucester ladies will be a site for your eyes to see.
Doryman and his mate