Eating Simply Does Not Mean Eating Badly

My last food-related entry focused on the how-to of planning for an offshore passage. According to one reader, all I did was recommend an app. She found that unsatisfying and, although she would say she is not bossy, she demanded a more detailed look at meals. Since I am here to fulfill the needs of the readers (and she scares me a bit), this blog entry will focus more on the ingredients and meals themselves.

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Eating Is Fundamental and Slowing Our Roll

Ideally, while on passage we will all eat together and not resort to eating each other. Planning the menu and supplies was driving me a bit nuts until I happened on a method that did not involve learning how to use spreadsheets. Now, it is a simple, if somewhat tedious task in which I have confidence.

And we all know that sometimes life moves too fast. The answer to an overly fast-paced life is often slowing down and appreciating the little things. But, what happens when a sailboat is moving too fast? Well, you put on the brakes –sort of.

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Annapolis Boat Show

There are boat shows and then there is the Annapolis Sailboat Show. For the uninitiated, the prior sentence is like saying “there is a little league baseball diamond and then there is Fenway Park.” Although we already have a boat, our passage crew had never stepped foot on an Xquisite X5, and we still had some big-ticket items to buy for the passage.

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“Six Bucks and My Right Nut Says We Ain’t Landing In Chicago”

As shown in the fantastic documentary titled “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” travel plans can occasionally kick you in your bathing suit parts. When they do, you need to catch your breath, adjust your boxers, and figure out the new plan.

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Hiccup In Our Giddyup.

Our passage timing got a kick in the privates by COVID. Not too bad, but delivery of Wild Rumpus is now scheduled for May 1, 2022.

The two month delay is caused by some supply chain issues. Hopefully, we won’t have any more delays. I am in the process of consulting the pilot charts, historical weather patterns, and obtaining local knowledge from sailors about starting this adventure in May. My initial impression is that the passage remains a go with some possible slight modifications on the shakedown cruise. More updated to follow as I learn more.