Crew Blog | Lurline McGregor: Sharing in Friendship

Written by Lurline McGregor

Sam Low, who has taken such good care of us throughout our visit to Martha’s Vineyard, threw a huge pā’ina at his house on our last night. Crewmembers, friends and relatives, around 100 people in all, came to enjoy a beautiful summer evening in Sam’s back yard. We feasted on excellent clam chowder that was made on an outdoor fire with freshly shucked quahog clams, a smoked pig, fresh caught fish and many other treats and delicacies of New England.

Captain Bruce prepares to help pull the pig out of the smoker.

Captain Bruce prepares to help pull the pig out of the smoker.

The evening was a chance for me to finally spend time with my host family, who I hadn’t really seen much of after meeting them on the day of our arrival. It was nice to relax, enjoy the camaraderie of everyone who has been so helpful throughout our stay on the Island, from our host families to our van drivers who took roundabout routes to the dock to give us tours of other parts of the island and tell us about the history of Martha’s Vineyard.  Having time to sit down and talk story with community members and learn about each other’s home is a special part of this trip, and we leave with fond memories and promises of seeing each other again. Mahalo!

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