Some locals were kind enough to take us sailing. Unfortunately, as a self-absorbed dopey American, I cannot pronounce (or spell) most of their names!! But we got some lovely pics of sailing outside of Cape Town.Continue reading “A Cape Town Evening Sail”
Wild Rumpus is officially a boat! Just pics and some vids. Enjoy.Continue reading “Splash Down!!”
We visit the birthplace of Wild Rumpus, get a tour, and unsurprisingly I’m a jackass . . . . per usual.
With some time to kill, this post consists mainly of pictures of our “lovely hike.” Table Mountain is Cape Town’s crown jewel. Many hiking paths criss-cross this spectacular mountain- each giving a different perspective on the equally fantastic views. But, if you are a mid-50s guy who is somewhat out of shape and don’t’ have five hours to spare for the “easy trail” to the top, you can simply use a meat tenderizing hammer on your testicles and then google “views from table mountain.” Whatever works for you.Continue reading “Easy Hike They Said . . . .”
A mix of good news and less than great news this week, but since embodying the honey badger, attitudes are good, and progress is being made. (Yes, I remain hung up on the honey badger.). We will spend some extra time in Cape Town taking in the sites, playing tourist, and sampling S. African whiskey. Oh, and I have some more post-safari pics from Skukuza Africa.Continue reading “From Inside The Briar Patch”
A stressful pre-departure caused by some unwelcome news combined with the depressing thought of missing Teresa, Sam, and Ella made starting this trip hard. But, thanks to an English couple I met on safari I decided to channel my inner honey badger. Read on, and I’ll explain.Continue reading “A Bit Of A Dumpster Fire But Honey Badger Don’t Give a Shit”
The waiting is mostly over. Finally.Continue reading “Bon Voyage Party”
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.Continue reading “Eating Simply Does Not Mean Eating Badly”
I’m not a huge Rolling Stones fan, but it turns out they were on to something when they said “you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you’ll find you get what you need.” Another small boat delay, but some good comes out of the delay.Continue reading “But I Want It Now!!”
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.Continue reading “Eating Is Fundamental and Slowing Our Roll”