We had a wonderful crew dinner together last night, 17 places set around a big table. Breaking bread together in celebration of a great summer I was overwhelmed with joy for the crew sitting around the table who have made this season possible. They have given so much of themselves, more than we can ever pay them for. They have been through thick and thin and worked some very long days. And when I see how much guests appreciate their efforts I am even more pleased. But in the end the pride this crew takes in a a job well done comes from a place that I have yet to define adequately. There is something special about schooners and sailing the bay that brings out the best in all of us. What makes a human being want to live in cramped quarters, stand out in the rain, stand on a pole 70 feet in the air, and work their tails off? The answer is different for each person but I am certainly honored to get to see the best in people everyday.
Have a great day. Be well. Do good.