Discover 20 boat organization ideas that will help you save time, find things when and where you need to find them and reduce the likelihood of problems. The first step with boat organization and storage is to understand what should and should not be on the boat in the first place. 1. Start off with
Provisioning a boat can seem like one of the most overwhelming jobs when preparing for a long passage. There’s quite a bit of pressure on the person stocking the boat with enough food, water, and necessary ancillary products (think toilet paper) to survive.
What foods are best to have? What veggies will last a month and what won’t? What can and can’t be frozen? How can you make food prep, while under passage, fast and easy – especially when the seas are sloppy? And how can you ensure that all the passengers are fed and watered properly?
After your first week-long or month long passage you’ll surely be much wiser as to what to do and what not to do. Wouldn’t it be invaluable, however, to learn from those that have already done it? Wouldn’t it be less stressful if you could make that first passage a massive success rather than a mediocre learning experience? With the following 20 tips, you’ll certainly have a greater chance of enjoying provisioning success. Read on.
When shopping I enjoy looking at eggplants/aubergines but I never know what to do with them Read on and you’ll hear about Eggplant and Prosciutto and Cheese and… But before we get there, the one and only dish I know how to make is eggplant parmesan – it takes forever, but it tastes amazing. If
Before we sold up and started sailing around the world (err, only the Mediterranean thus far) I was totally hooked on Greece. From my past experiences, Greece had it all – the islands, yummy food, great anchorages, amazing views, a variety of villages, history and more. I had the attitude of, ‘why go anywhere other
As we sail around the Mediterranean, we are privileged to try all sorts of local delicatessens Rabbit, horse, baby birds and now I’ve tasted the interesting flavours of sea urchins (see video below). When we went to Malta, we tried their famous rabbit stew (delicious). In Catania, Sicily we enjoyed a family BBQ where friends made
While being laid up in Preveza, Greece with engine, generator and rigging problems our dynamic life on the sea changed to a slow life on the hard. With no car, only two restaurants and a massive out of water storage marina surrounding us, we didn’t have our usual dose of ancient archeological sites, tourist attractions,
Sailing from Greece to Sicily In the past seven months, we’ve sailed from Gibraltar to Malta. From Malta to Sicily and from Sicily to Greece hitting mainland Italy. We also made a few quiet stops in Turkey too – I say ‘quiet’ because we didn’t notify officials that we where there as our stay was
“What is that noise?” (make sure to scroll down to see our first fishing story video below) Everyone started to look around. We were quietly sailing along Lefkas Island in the Ionian Sea doing around 6 knots. The sun was hot, the air was salty and the humidity heavy. Our guest, Admiral Stefano, was helming.
Right before visiting the ancient archaeological site of Delphi (read: Visiting Delphi – We made it to the center of the ancient World), we joined up with our American friends Jim and Carole aboard sailboat Nepenthe (Read: Couple sets off for a 3 year around the world sailing trip – 15 years later they’re still going!)
In Greece you can get an assortment of ‘Saganaki’ dishes I think the world ‘Saganaki’ means cheese, in general, but Feta is often used. I’ve had shrimp saganaki, mussels saganaki and just plain old saganaki. When ordering plain old saganaki, the cheese comes breaded and fried. YUM! Seriously – it is amazing! The Food Network