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ARC 2014 Blog for Yacht 'Jo'
Ted Watts/ Mark Watts
Sat 29 Nov 2014 12:17

Saturday 29th November

I should have done this trip as a Movember fund raising exercise; most of us are looking a bit shaggy!  I wouldn’t dare cast aspersions on the hygiene or otherwise of the rest of the crew, but I for one am going to treat myself to a strip wash using a whole pint of water. It’s slowly getting warmer and everything is ripening rapidly! Every now and again, a banana falls onto a slumbering Alastair or the table in the saloon from above, someone picks it up and carefully transfers it to a growing pile of over ripe bananas for what is to become banana bread. This sounded like a gd idea until we realised nobody knew how to cook it! So if anyone who’s reading this blog (1 or two people?!!!) can email me the recipe, I’d be eternally grateful (plain text with no pictures to mw {CHANGE TO AT} mailasail {DOT} com).

More dolphins today; neat, small, pretty things that have a dark top half and light underbelly; no mottling on these ones – see picture below.

Dinner last night was a total success, cooked by master chef Alastair; chicken and red pepper/ onion/ courgette stir fry with noodles and none of it went on the floor. I must be going soft; we furled the headsail whilst we prepared and ate dinner. Still trying to stay on top of the rotting fresh food situation; our mangos are now also coming into season! Perversely, I’ve never eaten so healthily in my life, and needless to say it keeps one very regular!


Alastair and the precariously hanging over ripe bananas



 ....more dolphins