Ralph via SAT phone (transcribed)
Well surprise, surprise, surprise! That ain’t no fishing boat. There is an iceberg, unbelievable! As I am leaving town I can’t think of a town with nicer people. It is just amazing the people we are meeting on this voyage.
Yes it is exciting. Yes, it is long hours. Yes, it is grueling. Yes, it is an awful lot of work. Yes there are sometimes you are so tired that you can hardly stay awake. But, we are meeting such wonderful people! I cannot forget about those guys from Conoco Phillips, just unbelievable, and that guy named Derrick that bought us the gas at Saint John’s. There was the Key restaurant that bought us a steak meal. That was a great meal! We have met many good people. We just left Saint Anthony. Then there was the Coast Guard, unbelievable, the guys there in the Canadian Coast Guard, just wonderful, wonderful people. And all of the people in the town that came out and helped us. Just unbelievable! We are so grateful to so many people that have been so helpful to us.
I cannot stop thinking about the spouses of the men and women that go off to combat. Not knowing when they will be home. Not knowing how they are going to make ends meet. Not knowing if they can pay their bills. I just can’t forget about that. It just keeps coming back and playing in my mind as we travel on this voyage to remember heroes. I think that it is so important that we do more, do more, and do more than just say thanks to the wounded hero and the family left behind.
I will talk to you later. Bye