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01-23-2012 08:18 PM
Bene505 Michael,

Your blog is absolutely wonderful! It obviously takes considerable time for you to write it and I heartily appreciate it.

I told my wife of your travels and then showed her the pictures of your well-prepared table. She is enrolled in our cruising once the kids leave. (We already live on our boat all summer.)

There's more. I went to a local Italian grocery store and bought provisions (fresh mozzeralla, tomatoes, olives and olive oil -- then 3 twist bread from a bakery). Then I prepared her a fantastic lunch, saying to her, "We might as well eat like we're cruising." In the fun of it, and the simplicity and great food, it was my favorite lunch ever.

So you are inspiring those of us who are still a few years away.

Amidst the efforts of your typing and picture juggling, please know you are creating gold. Had I the means, I'd fly down with new windlass parts for you.

Regards,
Brad
01-23-2012 06:41 PM
Minnewaska Another thought just ocurred to me about Sequitur's travels. For liveaboard's, they truly are "living" aboard. Life adapts to the reality of being on a boat, but it doesn't abandon all sense of their standard of living.

Some seem to argue that one is illegitimate if they don't resign themselves to a primitive reliance on nature alone. I say, if you like the minimalist approach, more power to you. It is nice, and completely legitimate in my opinion, to see Sequitur and her crew travel comfortably.

Fair winds and we all look forward to hearing about the big crossing in the coming months.
01-23-2012 04:10 PM
smackdaddy
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Originally Posted by deow View Post
Very enjoyable blog. Thanks very much for sharing
On a side note, dude, that is the best freakin' avatar EVER!
01-23-2012 03:35 PM
Sequitur
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Originally Posted by Craig Smith View Post
Bit of an anchoring epic there Michael.

Peter and I anchored alone in Olla a few years ago. I rowed ashore with the shorelines, and still remember looking back out to the center of the bay where Peter was trying to position the boat. She was heeling 30 degrees with bare poles and being blasted downwind to the same area you ended up on, despite engine in full reverse with self-pitching prop. I could paddle the dinghy with one oar near the trees, but out in the bay right under the katabatics falling down the cliff sides you're just at the mercy of the winds.
Yup, it is not a gentle area.

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Kiwi Roa should turn up in Ushuaia or Puerto Williams in the next little while, do say hello if you see her.
We are currently alongside at AFASyN in Ushuaia. I repaired the Lewmar engine linkage today with extra spares I laid-in the last time it failed. We are waiting for a reply from Lewmar on the reparability of the windlass, and looking at alternatives, which, as you know are very few down here.
01-23-2012 03:22 PM
deow Very enjoyable blog. Thanks very much for sharing
01-23-2012 02:58 PM
Sequitur
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
I've been very impressed with your seamanship and journalistic abilities - and especially the ways in which you and Edi are making the trip comfortable and enjoyable. It seems like you've really accomplished the perfect balance.
Thank you for the kind words.

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One thing I'd like to know more about is how you guys plan and store so much variety in your food and wines. Did you establish a menu before hand? How do you pack it all? How does it keep? Etc.
We love fine food and wine. We scour the local markets and supermarkets to see what is available, we buy and sample and then buy quantities of what we like. We find that by stocking and maintaining a broad variety of ingredients aboard, we can create interesting meals around nearly anything that we happen upon. With two freezers and two fridges, a large root cellar and huge pantry, we can easily stock for two or more months.

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Your taste is obviously impeccable. But your ability to maintain a menu of such high standards is amazing.
My years as a wine importer, wine writer, wine educator, culinary school wine and food instructor, restaurant reviewer, wine judge, etc., give me some basic background in food, and my passion for cooking adds to this.
01-23-2012 10:57 AM
smackdaddy
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Originally Posted by Sequitur View Post
I think we're going to indulge in the luxury of a long ocean passage to Cape Town; we've been a bit too close to land for too long a time.
I've been very impressed with your seamanship and journalistic abilities - and especially the ways in which you and Edi are making the trip comfortable and enjoyable. It seems like you've really accomplished the perfect balance.

One thing I'd like to know more about is how you guys plan and store so much variety in your food and wines. Did you establish a menu before hand? How do you pack it all? How does it keep? Etc.

Your taste is obviously impeccable. But your ability to maintain a menu of such high standards is amazing.
01-23-2012 10:45 AM
Sequitur
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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Great posts. Where to once over to the Atlantic? Up the East coast or across the pond?
I think we're going to indulge in the luxury of a long ocean passage to Cape Town; we've been a bit too close to land for too long a time.
01-22-2012 11:37 PM
Minnewaska Great posts. Where to once over to the Atlantic? Up the East coast or across the pond?
01-22-2012 10:10 PM
Craig Smith Bit of an anchoring epic there Michael.

Peter and I anchored alone in Olla a few years ago. I rowed ashore with the shorelines, and still remember looking back out to the center of the bay where Peter was trying to position the boat. She was heeling 30 degrees with bare poles and being blasted downwind to the same area you ended up on, despite engine in full reverse with self-pitching prop. I could paddle the dinghy with one oar near the trees, but out in the bay right under the katabatics falling down the cliff sides you're just at the mercy of the winds.

Kiwi Roa should turn up in Ushuaia or Puerto Williams in the next little while, do say hello if you see her.
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