I was lucky enough to spend the last week of October sailing in New York with the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. It was my fifth volunteer week but the first time I sailed the last week of the season, which ends on Halloween.
I wasn't told in advance there'd be costumes for the last day's sail. Wasn't told about the crew's Halloween party, either. Okay, no problem there... one bandanna, a piece of rag and some seine twine and I was all set.
Clearwater's in Kingston, NY, being down rigged and getting ready for winter. I was luck enough to be near there last weekend and stopped by (more than once) to say hello to the crew. They're special and I thank them for letting me join them.