Well here we are again, guys, with another charter, possibly the most important charter of the season -- our good friend and repeat charter guest Dean Slover. Love it when he and his guests are on board.
As some of you may know, it is also my birthday. Yup, hung another out on the line, and I must say they just keep getting better.
All of that though will have to take a back seat to a more pressing matter. One that I wish I did not have to address, but address it I must.
I’m not in a very festive mood this evening. We, and by this I mean collectively all of us on Below Deck, have had one of our own suffer a horrific loss. Nico our deck hand has lost his brother suddenly and tragically. His parents lost a son, his other family members lost a sibling, and I simply cannot find it in me to do my usual blog this evening. My heart goes out to his family, and I cannot pretend to know what they are going through.
Anything that I may write about tonight’s episode would only ring hollow to me, so I am not doing my usual blog. It’s just not there. I hope that you understand and you will keep Nico and his family in your hearts and prayers, as I know I will. I have no words, Nico, that will ease your pain, nor the pain your family endures. All I can say is I’m sorry. Godspeed to you sir and your family.