As I look back on our year, I find overwhelming joy for how our Riggin community has grown. And then there is sadness and grief for those who left us this year to join others on Fiddler’s Green. May you all be blessed as you have blessed us.
The actual race started out well and then drifted to a lumpy sea at the end, but man did we have fun. The entertainment began the night before with the small boat races.
There were two categories- rowing and sailing. Oh, and a prize for the crew members who made the biggest fools of themselves. Justin, Ella, Toni and Cassie got right into the spirit of things and dressed the part of pirates and… a moose?
In any event, Cassie and Toni, entered into the rowing race, had their oars pilfered at one point and were firing day old biscuits at competitors. Ella and Justin, the sailing contingent, resorted to using a bilge scoop to paddle the chamberlin failing enough wind and managed to both stay in their boat. Unlike Cassie and Toni who ended up attempting to swim and tow the peapod.
Once back on board, the night ended perfectly with a collective round of Mingulay Boat Song and we went to our bunks with the harmony of the music still reverberating in our chests.
So much laughter!
Hey Gang! Come join us for a taste of Maine, some good fun and a lobster or three!
Photo credit: Susan Land
Remember the time when most of the people in this picture were NOT married? Johnny (red shirt) and Andy (kneeling by the kettle) are both married to wonderful women and live in New York City. Chris (blue shirt second from the left) is also in New York City. All are working and supporting themselves in smart, creative ways! Good work, guys. Capt and I are proud of you.
Remember the time when you were so little that your cheeks were still chubby and you still took naps? I think this was the day that you went to pick blueberries in the center of the island and just plunked yourself down in a the center of a patch, eating more than you saved in your little cup.
As for Danny, he didn’t have a beard or any wrinkles!