This morning i made an extremely simple version of eggs Benedict on the yacht. If you are a fan of this decadent breakfast meal, but do not want to go through the hassle of first poaching.. and on the rocking boat, poaching can be a real pain. And of course if you want to avoid … Continue reading Drunken eggs
So you say you had a really crappy day today did ya.. im so sorry to hear it. Did you get stuck in traffic and the music on the radio was that newfandangled shite thats so friggin' repetetive that you wanna scoop your ears out with a spoon! Did the car battery die on you … Continue reading Oh happy day
When i was 11 years old i hung myself from a doorframe. I was stood in the doorway atop a spindly wooden chair with the noose clamped firmly around my neck, and the other end tied to the doorframe. I took a few shallow breaths to compose myself, and then just went for it. I … Continue reading Well hung.
It feels like another life time ago now, but being a hobo at the age of 18 was one of the most intense and motivating experiences of my life. Sleeping on beaches and under bushes in public parks doesnt sound like that much of a bad experience... and doing it for a night after a … Continue reading A look back.
Day 10 and we are finally rounding the corner at cape st Vincent on the north western side of the island. From there it is a straight shot all the way to Nosy be and crater bay where we will be mooring the trusty old catamaran. The night shift was a very busy one with … Continue reading Wind for breakfast.. lunch and dinner.
I must have had a lil luck on my side today. One of the fishing reels started spinning like mad, so obviously some fish had bitten our very camp looking, luminous pink green and yellow squid. We were under sail though so no chance of slowing down the big catamaran. We were sailing pretty fast, … Continue reading Once i caught a fish alive
Day 8 has begun and the great news is that the wind has shifted to a favourable angle for us.. the bad news is that it is about as strong as a 90 year old emphesema sufferers breath. So no sailing for us. Thankfully we have these motors to fall back on yet again. In … Continue reading A fish tail
Dawn of a spanking new day.. day 7 of our sailing trip to Madagascar. and finally we get a decent sunrise. I was starting to think that maybe the Indian ocean was incapable. There are still the ever present layers of cloud around. I cannot ever in my life remember a time when there has … Continue reading Butt hurt
Sitting at the helm (steering wheel) of this boat, sailing resolutely through and over the indian ocean, you get mesmerized by these flying fish hoisting emselves out of the water. Usually they jump if they are being chased by a tuna, but also our boat flying off the crest of a wave, and then slamming … Continue reading Up up and away!
6am on day 6.. im gradually losing my mind, but i am greeted by a cheerful looking sun.. and treated to a bit of a wind shift. Its now blowing 12 to 15 knots but from a ENE direction, so we pull out a large chunk of our genoa, the head sail right at the … Continue reading Oldfactory assault