Friday, November 28, 2008

Cooking aboard a sail boat.

We have all the comforts of home aboard Bristol Rose.  Ordinary porridge is a treat with this topping of blueberries all the way from Argentina.... the best and plumpest blueberries we've ever seen.
Here's our stash of some of the canned food we've stowed aboard.  Even though we have opportunities to purchase fresh food along the way, we are limited to what we can carry a short walking distance from marinas or anchorages.  Some marinas offer courtesy vehicles but we plan to anchor out most of the time and only go into marina slips when we need to.
Trish appears from the galley with freshly baked cranberry & orange bread.

Thanksgiving in North Carolina

On Thanksgiving we motored most of the day from Oriental to Beaufort in North Carolina, on the Intracoastal Waterway.  The Force 10 oven aboard Bristol Rose is petite although perfectly in scale on a 43ft sail boat.  While Thanksgiving is all about the turkey, we scaled down appropriately and cooked a Cornish hen with all the trimmings.  Our bountious meal included pecan pie - the best store-bought pie we've had in ages.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Farm Boys, Belhaven NC

Bristol Rose is on the move, heading to Florida and islands beyond. Could not resist posting a good find as we travel down the Intracoastal Waterway. We spent a couple of nights in the small town of Belhaven, NC, perhaps known best for the beautiful manor house at the River Forest Marina. We found a "Burger joint" packed with the local fishermen. Were else can you find 2 double cheese burgers and fries, wrapped in paper, for $6:10? Only at Farm Boys!

The stay was worth it for the authentic burgers as well as the trip to the supermarket, made possible thanks to the marina lending their golf cart for the 2 mile round trip. Additional treat for the evening was an impromptu meal of tacos prepared by Philip of Southern Cross II.