Archive for the ‘Food’ Category
Yesterday we continued in Baddeck, awaiting the verdict on our refrigerator. The compressor is shot and Baddeck Marine is searching for both a compressor or a new refrig. The problem is we can’t get the refrig out the door way or through the hatch above. ARGH! We are praying for a compressor!
The weather has been hot. With time on our hands we decided to add three inches to the height of the table. With this decision we met a woodworker named Scoggy (second picture) that remembered our boat from many years back when Walter Paine wintered in Baddeck. He had been aboard then and recalled many details about our boat accurately.
At noon, Robert and John went for lobsters straight off the boat. What a feast we had with the two pounders they got for us! We never had lobster as good. What a treat from such nice friends.
I have been checking out the local galleries as we await the refrig solution and that has been fun for me. But we are not here for sight seeing but continue to be focused on getting fully ready to go.
I just wanted to clear up one thing. The reason we are getting off the boat is NOT because of the food. Mom has earned her “Galley Master” nickname, so I thought I’d share some photos of what we’ve been eating. We’ve had hot-baked apricot scones, chile verde, corn chowder, blah blah blah. My personal favorite: nachos and milkshakes. That is a square meal if I’ve ever seen one! It was all yummy
Tonight a storm moved in just at sunset creating the most beautiful curtain of pink in the sky. Meanwhile, commercial fishermen were unloading their catch. Itching to see lobsters Jenny & I went to investigate. Turns out the lobsters they were unloading were, in fact, sea cucumbers.
For the uninitiated, I give you an except from my tome in progress: Nasty Things I Have Encountered:
- Sea cucumbers live on the bottom of the ocean.
- Fishermen in Maine drag the bottom to turn catch them.
- They have a suction-tentacle-foot-thing on one end.
- They can be long and flacid or contract to a grapefruit-sized lump.
- They can throw-up themselves (turning inside out).
- They stink.
- They are nasty.
- To the initiated, they apparently belong on a menu. These *beauties* are headed for the Asian market. I hesitate to include this in the food category.
Be warned. Clicking the thumbnails on a full stomach is not advised.