in our sweat, in our tears.
We are tied to the ocean.
And when we go back to the sea...
we are from whence we came."
- John F. Kennedy, 1962
When I went home to visit for Christmas, my mom and I drove to Pembroke to try to catch a glimpse of my brother and uncle dragging scallops. We walked an unplowed road that led to a beach, and stopped to listen to the low rumble of the motors and the distant hollering of the fishermen. We were able to catch a tiny glimpse of one of the many ways of life in Downeast Maine. Here's to a safe fishing season in 2014!