Our white tie event (we would have worn them if we had some) was pretty monumental, you have a lot of first’s on a boat and I’m sure everyone had this one within the first month, but not for us. It has taken us over 18 months to have lobster on board. I begged Carl to catch one in the Bahamas and Virgin Islands but nothing, but to be honest I understand now, it is MESSY! We didn’t spear these ones but I’m sure they still taste as good as if we had. Peter, one of our extra crew walked up the canal to the fishing boats to see if he could buy any but the truck had come earlier in the day and they were all gone, so he hitched a ride wit some locals to a store 5 miles away that sold what the fisherman had caught that day. Victoriously he returned with 4 big lobsters and some fresh salt water taken straight out of the Bras d’Or Lake. To add to the local cuisine Michelle and I found some weird vegetable called fiddleheads. They are a green swirly fern that are apparently poisonous if not boiled or steamed, oh and if you go to drink that yummy boiled water you will also get very ill.
We added some butter and salt and it made for a yummy side dish for our lobster.
All I can say is that tonight’s meal was delicious and the company fantastic. Thank you Peter for the lobsters and Michelle and my family for good laughs. We hadn’t seen sunshine through the fog for 3 days and this afternoon we had sun, lobsters and fiddleheads, life couldn’t be more perfect.
480 miles down, 6,550 miles to go.