July 13-20, 2002
The M/V Shear Water is a nice little boat. We had fourteen people on board, including a crew of four (Jim, Anna, Mike, and Steve). Six of us slept in bunks at the bow of the boat, and the couples were given private rooms. Like other trips I've been on, we took over one dining table (and the cushioned seats on either side of it) for camera equipment, and powerstrips and miscellaneous battery chargers were all over the place.
The crew were wonderful. I've never experienced such hospitality, or had such an extreme sense that people are doing something they love very much.