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We met our old Bayfield friends Curt and Ruth Johnson, who now live in a retirement community in Minnesota, for dinner at Maggie’s yesterday. They have a condo at the Reiten Boatyard Condominiums so they get to Bayfield off and on. We had a good visit, and as I was taking a photo of Curt, Ruth and Joan outside the restaurant, a mutual friend, Sherri, stopped and offered to take this photo of the four of us. I inquired after her husband Phil, a ship captain licensed for sea captaincy who has been servicing oil drilling platform rigs in the Gulf of Mexico for the last several years. She informed us that he had been transferred to Ghana, where he is tending the drilling rigs that have moved to Africa from the Gulf of Mexico, since the Federal Government has cut off drilling in the Gulf. The rigs will not be back any time soon, since it is very expensive to tow them across the ocean. The Administration got what it wanted, I am not so sure about everyone else.
At least Phil still has his job, even if we no longer have the oil. It is truly a strange country we live in, from Washington right down to little Bayfield.