On tap for today: The Mannions are heading down to Oyster Pond to swim and hunt for moon jellies and spider crabs. The other day the boys read that there are two kinds of spider crabs in the Atlantic, nine-spined and six-spined, and they want to see which kind lives around here. Which means that we'll be giving a skip to the Twelfth Annual Opitmists Regatta at the Stage Harbor Yacht Club.
An optimists' regatta?
Shouldn't good sailors have a healthy dose of pessimism? I don't think I'd want to put out to sea with an optimist.
"Oh it'll clear up!"
"It's just a small leak."
"There are no sharks in these waters."
No, thanks, skipper. Cast off without us. We'll be hugging the shore this morning. Spider crabs haunt the shallows.