It is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, the first day of winter. It is my favorite day of the year as each day now will be longer until we hit summer again.
On the West Coast I am sure that can't be too soon for the residents, with the unusual weather they are experiencing.
To all in the Marine Industry, whether on the ships or the shore support, I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year in 2009. May your seas be small and your trips fast.
Cheers and a tip of a pint to you all.