Xmas Baking
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Xmas Baking

Xmas Baking

Xmas Baking

It’s just not Christmas if something’s not baking. I’m baking the only thing I know how to bake: Oat Bread. This is Nancy and Mark Roye of the s/v Tamara’s bombproof boat bread. It is nigh impossible to turn out hockey pucks with this recipe.

I was up at 0430 and after deck checks, navigation and weather updates, and a staring match with Sir Salty to see who would blink first (he holds the world record), I figured I better get into the Christmas spirit before the wind and waves had their say.

If I were at home, Nani would already have baked a mountain of cookies most of which disappear right off the cookie sheet. If she’s not looking, the dough itself never makes it to them cookie sheet let alone into the oven. I will miss everything about spending this time with my beautiful wife.

Like Mantle calling his shot, I will put money on fresh baked bread at 40S.

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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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