Monday, February 15, 2016

February 15th

Good morning from the windy Bahamas!

Again today, the wind is blowing. And blowing. And blowing. It appears we are in a feast or famine interlude. It blows like crazy, and then we have no wind. Last night, we decided to take some preventative measures. We tugged and pulled LUX until she had more coverage from the small cruise ship docked across from us. It's always nice to have a wind break, right?

Last night, we celebrated Valentine's Day with dinner on the boat. The first thing you must know is that Gee does not really cook fish. Anyway, I thought it might be nice to have the rest of the Mahi Mahi Terry caught of the back of our very own boat. When I looked in the freezer, there were these little fillets right in the front. As anyone familiar with boat refrigeration knows, the front is not a great place to be. Those fillets looked to be a little thawed already. Great choice for dinner, right?

Since I do not really cook fish, I asked Carol to take over. She planned a lovely almond crusted Mahi with rice and green beans. The fillets were not quite thawed when Carol went out to help move LUX forward, so we flattened them out.

Carol came in to start cooking. At that point, she said these immortal words, "These are not fish, you know. They're chicken." What do I know? Carol went on to point out that the seasonings I had chosen were not really appropriate for chicken. But, she did end up making a lovely almond crusted chicken fillets dish. It was tasty. Terry pointed out that it tasted like chicken. LOL. I guess he really wanted Mahi, huh? Now, I have to come up with an over the top Mahi dish. Hopefully, I can figure out which packet in the freezer is actually the Mahi by the time I am ready to cook this spectacular dish!

On a housekeeping note- we managed to get the laundry done yesterday. At home, laundry is such a small feature of life that it rarely gets mentioned. On a boat, it's the big achievement of the day! Right now, we are in a marina that boasts of free washers and dryers. Sounds marvelous until you realize that there are only 4 washers and 4 dryers. Actually, technically there are only 3 washers, unless you are fortunate enough to have the cruiser before you explain how to overcome the broken door so that it doesn't leak and does wash. Yes, we were fortunate. And, we did share our secret knowledge.

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