The Adventures of SV Mulan

09 October 2010 | Vancouver
14 September 2010 | Semiahmoo Marina, Blaine, WA
12 September 2010
12 September 2010
12 September 2010
11 September 2010 | 145 miles from Cape Flattery
10 September 2010
06 September 2010
04 September 2010
03 September 2010
01 September 2010
29 August 2010
27 August 2010 | still in the pacific
26 August 2010 | The pacific
24 August 2010 | heading NW!
20 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu
16 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu
15 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu
12 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu
12 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu

cooking under pressure

01 August 2010 | big island dead ahead
Catering for the crew on the bucking bronco has been interesting. Thankfully Susan lay in a good supply of canned "stews" from FP. Cassoulet Toulousian (spelling not guaranteed) was interesting - likely to qualify as beans with sausages and other sundry meaty bits, but sounds much more appetizing in French. The large burner has had a seizure (salt water?) so we only have one burner with fiddles - the things that keep the pot on the stove when you are heeled over. Trust me, they are useful - we've heeled so far over we have had water in the galley porthole! So we are specializing in one pot meals, and our repertoire with the pressure cooker has expanded to include everything or anything within grabbing distance, throw it in, cook for 10 minutes. The latest addition was releasing the steam and throwing in some red cabbage. It even came out crunchy! This pressure cooker gig may be pressed into action at home to feed cranky kids in a hurry. We are now sailing on a beam reach heading for Hawaii (the big Island), and its the smoothest ride so far, excepted when a big swell knocks us sideways, and we squirt around like a bar of soap in a bath tub. Way too much going to weather on this passage. Gnarly. Hope to make landfall in Honolulu Weds a.m., or maybe even Tuesday night if the wind keeps on puffing. Cheers, Team Mulan
Vessel Name: Mulan
Vessel Make/Model: Grand Soleil 39
Hailing Port: Vancouver, Canada
Crew: The Parr Family
About: Susan - Captain; Andrew - First Officer; Jack - Bosun & Cruise Director; Sam - Communications Officer; Max - Purser
Extra: Don't dream it - do it. The sailing adventure of the Parr family aboard SV Mulan.

SV Mulan

Who: The Parr Family
Port: Vancouver, Canada