The little sloop Pussytoes was to get rechristened. Around the boatyard, we snickered. Who'd want to sail the on the Pussytoes?
To get somewhere by "going 'round Robinhood's Barn" was a favorite saying of the Cap'n and his family.
If not golden, silence can be precious
Spinney knew that keeping a small boatyard working during the winter months is not easy.
Unlike a three-year-old, I realized that a good captain doesn't trust a green hand without verifying the work done and undone.
Nobody likes an unresolved mystery, and Spinney always held his cards close to his chest.
Find a warm berth in some shoreside cafe, get a mug of coffee, and watch the inevitable.
I learned about berry bowls my first fall in Maine. Some friends invited me to go searching for the makings.
"luck is what you stumble upon in life. Providence is what God plans for you, and planning is how you thread your way between the two without getting crushed."
Manhattan, by and large, is a grid. Except for some of the areas in the south of the island, navigation is by right and left turns. Street navigation then breaks down into east or west of Broadway. Or into what area you are going to; Meat Packer's district, Mid-town, the Garment District. The turns then followed by passages of long blocks. On moving to coastal Maine, I discovered that adequate roads and bridges were modern phenomena.