November 9, 2009.
It looks as if we’ll be here in Factory Creek until Saturday. I put the dinghy into the water for the first time since leaving Annapolis. We headed in to the Ladies Island Marina. Joe at Ladies Island Marina is letting everyone anchored in Factory Creek use the dinghy dock free of charge so they can provision for the upcoming bad weather. So we took advantage and dropped off 2 weeks worth of garbage and then headed down the road to the grocery store.
Lugging all our purchases back to the boat had me thinking about just how well we eat on the boat. To the disbelief of many of our shore based friends and relatives I find that we eat even better than we did when we lived on land. Back in the world when Christy had a full time job there was so many facets to life that all had to be juggled. Dinner was just one more chore at the end of every long day.
Now on the boat with a little more time on her hands Christy has achieved a higher level in the kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, she was always a great cook. I’m not complaining at all. It’s just that now that she has the time she’s been compiling a large and varied repertoire of wonderful recipes.
When I sit and think about it it’s pretty much the same way on most of our friend’s boats. To me, who is completely lost in the kitchen, I am always amazed at what comes out of the tiny galleys on most of these boats. So even if we’re trapped by the weather for a few days at a time at least we’re eating well.