It is always really nice to get back home to Stuart, and in the evenings watch the egrets, herons and ibises come in to roost in the mangroves across the creek. I finally got to shoot some sporting clays and did OK. I knew Richard (Dickie) Merritt for close to 40 years, so I was pleased to win AA class and win a nice belt buckle in the first annual Richard Merritt Memorial Tournament. Dickie was a master-class shooter and angler and was a yacht broker specializing in sport-fishing boats for many decades. His dad, Buddy Merritt, was brother to Allen and uncle to Roy, who now runs the family’s famous boatyard.