Greetings Riptide,

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to get back into the swing if things. I know I am. Ok. The business at hand…January’s blog contest rules. First of all, credit for this months contest idea is shared between myself and Asa (bronze). Thanks for the great idea Asa! I will be putting a code word or phrase in one blog post per week. All the letters of the secret code will be marked in some way through out the post. They may be scrambled or they may be in order. It is up to you to figure out the code and come tell me on deck. Here is a short example:

Come to swim practice v.ery earl.y a.nd. bri.ng your parka.

Secret code is: Vladi So again, one code a week hidden in the blog. It may be easy to spot or difficult and it may be scrambled up or in order. Good luck!

Go Riptide!