Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pirate Skipper and His Cursed Companion

Tagim [] surprised me this morning with a photo from our first ocean passage nearly 7 years ago. It was Larissa's first time to sail a boat over the horizon, and it was my first multi-day ocean passage. A few days out we found we weren't the only ones to be crossing the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. This seemingly naive purple martin stowed away onboard and often enjoyed lighting on our heads for warmth or companionship. Unfortunately, his gregariousness was his undoing. When I trod

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