It's such a great little city. Seagulls flying squawking throughout. A maritime city. Water and boats all around. I love it here. Yesterday was a great day with Godfrey and two amazing boat builders + a visit to Bruno Atkey's 39' home-made junk-rigged steel hulled sailboat Ola Suerte, just a stunning delight (20 years in the making), and barbecued salmon at Bruno's + a bunch of friends for his birthday, and today after signing books at two big V. bookstores, and visiting Paul, who's built a beautiful 16' 150-lb. rowboat with sails, I went to hear a local blues band, Summer and the Sinners at Swan's Pub; I had a pint of Coconut Porter and talked to Summer, who was sitting next to me at the bar before she went on. We talked about Susan Tedeschi's latest incarnation with Mr.Trucks, and then they played, JimmyReed and Elmore Leonard in their veins. A great little hometown band. "We're from right here!" said Summer after a robust round of applause.