It is always a good sign when a look at how something is produced makes that item more desirable, not less. Lobster is such a good example. I think of this every time I intersect with the people who bring lobster to our table (and rolls),
|The Lights of One Lobster Boat Before Dawn|
The loons, coming back to winter, were also audible.
|As the sun rises, the lights are turned off.|
|This area has seen more than its fair share of shipwrecks through the centuries.|
|This probably won't feel so good when they are still going in December.|
|Buddy Poland, who manages Round Pond Lobster, heads out to meet an incoming boat.|
|The lobstermen have already measured the lobsters, and Buddy weighs them on his buying float where he has scales.|
|He will put the full crates in the water if they need to stay overnight.|
|One full crate holds 90 pounds of lobster.|
|When last year I was given the option of dinner anywhere I wanted for my 50th birthday, I, of course, chose lobsters and clams on Buddy's dock.|
|The trucks come to take the lobsters to Boston, New York and Canada.|
Even the boats at rest add so much.
|Boats Done for the Day in a Nearby Harbor|
And it starts all over again the next morning.