Buco, from all the Walter Mitty’s around The Parrot, Thanks for the vicarious thrill!
According to an NPR blog this morning:
by EYDER PERALTA
Half-way through what was scheduled to be a 60 hour swim, 61-year-old Diana Nyad had to abandon what she called her “Xtreme Dream” — a 103 mile swim from Cuba to Florida.
“It’s over. She lasted 29 hours in an heroic attempt,” said Elaine Lafferty, one of Nyad’s crew members, on Twitter.
On the same Twitter account, her team said that earlier in the evening Nyad was in the water, “surrounded by dolphins and a beautiful Caribbean sunset.” But, they explained, a strong wind “blew her 15mph off course.”
“I am not sad. It was absolutely the right call,” she told CNN.
On a more personal note, our old friend Buco was one of the
kayakers who accompannied Diana and we cannot wait to see Buco back at the bar and give him the welcome he deserves.
He has already been an inspiration to so many of us around here for so many years it’s hard to know where to begin thanking him for his infectious positive attitude that seems to trickle down to everyone he comes in contact with. Just as he did for so many years with the Waterfront Market he cannot stop himself from making sure that every cog in the Green Parrot machine is greased and grinding away as it should. He’s our very own McGuyver, counselor, friend and all-around stand-up guy and we can’t wait to see him safely back at the Parrot. From all the Walter Mitty’s at the Green Parrot thanks for the vicarious thrill of the last few days and we can’t wait to hear you spin your stories in person.