S/V Tiger Lilly

Rig heavy, reef early, and pray often; for God does not assure us an easy passage, but He does promise a safe anchorage...

02 January 2018 | Clan Jeti Anchorage, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
03 November 2016 | Singapore, Southeast Asia
02 October 2016 | Kumai River, Borneo
24 August 2016 | Rindja Island, Indonesia
22 July 2016 | Fannie Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
14 June 2016 | Pancake Creek, Queensland, Australia
13 June 2016 | Pancake Creek, Queensland, Australia
11 June 2016 | Burnette Heads, Queensland, Australia
07 June 2016 | Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
11 May 2016 | Colmsie, Brisbane River, Queensland, Australia
23 December 2015 | Brisbane, Australia
13 August 2015 | Whangarei, New Zealand
07 August 2015 | Whangarei, New Zealand
23 July 2015 | Whangarei, New Zealand
12 April 2015 | Whangarei, New Zealand
11 February 2015 | Whangarei, New Zealand
25 January 2015 | Whangarei, New Zealand
24 September 2014 | BORA BORA, French Polynesia
23 September 2014 | Bora Bora


13 June 2016 | Pancake Creek, Queensland, Australia
Tom & Lilly
Lilly was having trouble creating the perfect pancake (or even a mediocre one), so she decided to try an Australian pancake premix that came in a one liter plastic bottle - just add water, shake, and pour into the pan. Who could screw this up? Except she never wears her reading glasses while cooking; but why would she - she never READS the flippin instructions or recipes! So she decided that she could "improve" and speed up the process by using BOILING water. (When the rest of us were in third grade chemistry class learning the properties of the elements and the relationship between energy and matter - Lilly was either in the swimming pool doing laps, or riding her horse "Homer"...) You guessed it, her pancakes immediately started rising and cooking in the bottle! As the sides of the capped-jug (now converted to a thin-walled pressure cooker sans relief valve) started to bulge out she cried for Tom-Tom to "COME QUICK!"

After uttering only a single expletive, he quickly assessed the situation as another life-threatening event created by the woman he loved - this was not the first time that one of Lilly's cooking experiences had gone south - and he quickly picked up a serrated steak knife and punctured the jug and relieved the pressure (creating only a small gouge in the galley counter-top and a minimal peripheral splatter of still bubbling batter). Thankfully, we can report that there was no personal injury or loss of life related to this incident... Tom-Tom then cut off the top of the pancake jug, and LILLY removed the "batter" with a putty knife and plopped it into her hot skillet. Among her many good qualities, Lilly is frugal to the extreme (is there any other kind?), and she insisted that we eat her pressure boiled/fried pancakes. The end product looked like hash browns, had the consistency of a silicone based sea slug, and tasted like, well, pancakes. So we ate 'em...

We are not making this up! We are anchored in Pancake Creek behind Bustard Head on the Queensland Coast. (Perhaps the inspiration for Lilly's cooking adventure?) It is blowing 25 to 30 knots out on the Great Barrier Reef, and is forecast to continue to do so for the next few days. We are snugged-down in a hidey-hole, working the Project List and "cooking"...

Tom & Lilly
S/V Tiger Lilly
anchored in Pancake Creek
Queensland, Australia

As you can see, it is a little cool today in Pancake Creek. (For almost six years Tom-Tom has tried / begged / finagled / pleaded with Lilly to make his breakfast in the buff - and this absolutely HEINOUS outfit is what he gets...) P.S. We threw a leftover pancake over the side, and a passing CROC threw it back! As Jackie Gleeson would say, " What a revoltin development this is..." (Or was that William Bendix...?)
Vessel Name: Tiger Lilly
Vessel Make/Model: 1977 CSY44 walkover hull #55
Hailing Port: Green Cove Springs
Crew: Lilly and Tom Service
Lilly is a retired business woman, and was previously a professional athlete. As one of America's first professional female triathletes, she was a pioneer in woman's sports. [...]
Our kids: From 1987 to 1991 Tom circumnavigated the world with his family. Daughters Dawn and Jennifer were ages 11 & 13 when they departed on a 4 year, 40 country / island group, Trade Wind voyage around the world, and 15 & 17 when they returned to St. Petersburg, FL. During his high school [...]
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