31 October 2006
The is the second day on our passage to Turtle Bay. Happy Halloween, everyone! Pascale is sailing the boat while John and I get some needed rest. We're about 20 miles offshore of a place called Bahia San Quintin. The winds are averaging 20 knots with a broad reach from the starboard side, and we are doing about 7 knots under mainsail only. The skies are partly cloudy. We caught up with the fleet despite our 45 minute late start yesterday. We continue to pass lots of boats.
Pascale has a hard time doing galley duty today, because the seas are moderately large, so I've been cooking the meals and doing the dishes. Good thing I like to cook. For breakfast we had "eggs on toast", that is, scrambled eggs mixed with shredded cheese, on a piece of toasted bread like an open face sandwich. Ketchup or hot sauce optional. Plus hot coffee, tea, and hot chocolate for the kids. Once breakfast was put away I started on dinner. We had bought an eggplant in San Diego and it was getting ripe, so it was time to use it. I made "eggplant lasagna", that is, thinly sliced eggplant substitutes for the pasta in a traditional lasagna dish. Also in there was the meat sauce of beef, onions, garlic, tomatoes, basil. And I put spinach in some of the layers. And each layer had a mixture of ricotta and mozarella cheese. This cooked in the oven 2 hours at 400. We'll reheat it and enjoy it this evening.
Lunch was ham and cheese sandwiches, and celery sticks with peanut butter.
There's no going hungry on this boat!!