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Although Seaburban is not fast by any stretch, she still moves easily in a breeze. I have her deeply reefed and we still make 6 to 7.5 knots in less than 20 true. Shortening sail, especially the main, makes life easier for the windvane. It’s not so much the wind, but the sea state.

Something somewhere is kicking up a bit of a cross-sea and its making for a bumpy ride. I am no cook and when the joint is jumping, what gets conjured in the galley is barely fit for man or beast. Salty, for one, makes no bones about the meager fare and what he is subsisting on I know not.

If you dare, here is my recipe for Seaburban Simple Slumgullion:
1. 1 large onion, chopped
2. 2 potatoes, sliced thinly
3. 1 can chilly
4. 1 can creamed corn
5. 3 tblspns oil
6. Heat oil in large pan, throw in sliced potatoes and stir
7. Throw in onions when you run out of patience to cook potatoes properly
8. Stir in chili
9. Stir in corn
10. If you’re really not that hungry, cover and heat through. Otherwise, serve.
11. Salt and pepper to taste

I’ve never made this before today and writing up the recipe now, I may never make it again! Since I cook dinner once every two days, the second day being leftovers, perhaps it will be better tomorrow after the flavours have settled. Hope springs eternal!

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  • BT
    Posted at 10:41h, 02 July Reply

    Bert, you are amazing! Following you progress and posts with great admiration for you courage and wishing / willing you success. You are on the downhill run now. All the best from an Aussie follower BT ( 2 degrees of separation from your Uncle Joe).

  • Sandi Lyon
    Posted at 03:20h, 06 July Reply

    That looks about right. When it’s hot out in the ocean, its foggy and wet on the Wet Coast. That means you’re on the right track, heading the right direction. Finally. Woohoo.

  • Anita Kuntz
    Posted at 00:10h, 08 July Reply

    Following you journey and am truly amazed.

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