1984...a North Atlantic deployment (got above the Artic circle). I stood watch while ice formed around the ship in a Norwegian fjord. I ate some eel soup in Vlissingen that made me sick. I teamed up with three locals at a pub in Portsmouth, UK one evening to win the dart contest (they were thrilled...I made some incredibly lucky throws...a 15 seconds of fame moment). More training ops. Then, another Mediterranean deployment. The background music to all that was whatever they were playing in the pubs and discos at the time. Musically, I was still doggedly playing an acoustic...John Denver, CSNY, and whatever was in a "greatest hits" book.