LeuCat Adventures

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26 February 2017 | Grand Bay, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
22 February 2017 | Cousteau Marine Reserve
22 February 2017 | Cousteau Marine Reserve
21 February 2017 | Cousteau Marine Reserve
21 February 2017 | Cousteau Marine Reserve
20 February 2017 | Cousteau Marine Reserve
20 February 2017 | Cousteau Marine Reserve
19 February 2017 | Cousteau Marine Reserve
17 February 2017 | Cousteau Marine Reserve
16 February 2017 | Between Martiniqu and St. Lucia
15 February 2017 | Port Elizabeth, Admiralty Bay, Bequia
14 February 2017 | Britannia Bay, Mustique Island
13 February 2017
13 February 2017
13 February 2017
13 February 2017
13 February 2017

Year 5 Day 42 Melbourne Day 2: Farmer’s Market And TV Personality

13 March 2012 | Melbourne, AU
Dave/Sunny And Warm!
This morning we once again boarded the neat little trolley car that stops near our hotel and headed off to the Victoria Market. Normally, Mary Margaret loves these types of markets and I just tag along to carry the food stuffs that she buys. However, this time, I also had a ball. The Vic is just something to behold. The only other market we have seen that rivals it is the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.

The Vic had row upon row upon row of stalls selling everything from carved wooden animals, to watches, to sunglasses to tee-shirts and sweatshirts to shoe, socks and pants to leather goods. There was one stall that was just dedicated to backscratchers and backwashers. This place had everything imaginable thing you could hope for. Once we made our way through the merchandise stalls, we then strolled through the vegetable and fruit stalls. Again, it was row upon row upon row of venders, all selling the best looking produce we have seen in Australia.

After buying all kind of goodies, we then stepped across the street and into the market building where we found vendor after vendor after vendor selling meats cut to order, all kinds of fish and seafood, breads stalls, cheese and sausage stalls and even wine stalls where you can do a wine tasting to decide on which wine you enjoy the most. We both had once again died and gone to heaven.

We stopped in one place that specialized in sausages, cheeses, olives and tapas. We ended up buying three different tapas for $10 and a container of mixed olives. Another stall just sold breads and Mary Margaret bought a wonderful baguette to go with our tapas. I bought triple cream brie that was ever so good! To go with the tapas, bread and cheese, I also bought a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Coonawarra region that was bottled with a stopper that looked like the old time beer bottles. The bottle is returnable and you get $3 when you do!

Mary Margaret and I kept on saying to ourselves that we wished we had Leu Cat here so we could provision her for the upcoming cruising season. Mary Margaret said that if we lived here, she would come every week and she just did not understand why anyone would go to the supermarkets when this market is available with such quality foods, with such a large variety and so reasonable. In my opinion, she makes a very good point.

Loaded to the max with lunch, dinner and snacks, we walked back to the trolley stop and took the trolley back to our hotel. We sat next to a pretty young lady who was accompanied by two cameramen, clicking away. Mary Margaret, always one to strike up a conversation starting talking with her and we discovered that she and her camera crew were in town as part of the shoot. Her name is Lindsey and she is the star of a new British TV show called Grape Escapes. It has yet to be aired since this is their initial season and they are in the process of filming 13 episodes from around the world. It will be aired also in the US on the Food Channel. All three of our kids (as well as ourselves) love the Food Channel so I am sure we will hear all about it when it does come on. I have posted a photo that I took of Lindsey to this blog. You can read the news release about the upcoming show at: http://www.stage18.co.uk/experience-the-world-one-bottle-at-a-time-stage-18-television-productions-pops-the-cork-on-grape-escapes

Once we returned to our hotel, we had a wonderful tapas lunch augmented by the Cab wine and some triple cream brie. It was soooo good. Tonight we will dine on the thick cut scotch fillets we bought and Mary Margaret will make a vegetable medley that makes my mouth water just writing about it. For dessert, we will have a double dark chocolate cake for me and a lemon tart for Mary Margaret. Yumm!
Vessel Name: Leu Cat
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 440
Hailing Port: Dana Point, CA
Crew: Mary Margaret and Dave Leu
About: Our goals are to spend the next 10 to 15 years cruising around the world and sharing this adventure with family and friends.
Extra: S/V Leu Cat is Lagoon 440 rigged for blue water sailing. It is 44 feet long with a 25 foot beam
Leu Cat's Photos - (Main)
Wedding and Reception photos April 18, 2015, Yosemite, CA
51 Photos
Created 30 April 2015
Here are some pics that I took while visiting w/ my parents in the Galapagos Islands
22 Photos
Created 29 March 2010
Our Photos of this very magically place
94 Photos
Created 21 September 2009
1 Photo | 7 Sub-Albums
Created 1 April 2009
A tour of St. Kitts that Mary Margaret and I did
75 Photos
Created 7 May 2008
1 Photo
Created 25 March 2008
Pictures of the sea life in the cut between Little Jost Van Dyke and Green Cay, BVI
30 Photos
Created 17 March 2008
Here are a number of pictures of St. Maarten and the places we visited
36 Photos
Created 21 January 2008
Photos of Nanny Cay
6 Photos
Created 11 January 2008
Here what the idoit charter did to Leu Cat
11 Photos
Created 9 January 2008
Join us as we explore the Spanish, American, and British Virgin Ilsands.
15 Photos
Created 20 October 2007
To help get you ready to go sailing with us, we wish to introduce you to Leu Cat so you will know what to expect when you get here! Just click on the first photo and then use the "next" button to advance through this slide show.
19 Photos
Created 19 October 2007
This is a collection of photos documenting our sail through the Windward Islands during May/June 2006 with our son, David Paul.
62 Photos
Created 14 October 2007

Who: Mary Margaret and Dave Leu
Port: Dana Point, CA