Saturday, September 13, 2014 Day No. 13

Woke up: South of Pt. Delgada (Shelter Cove), CA
Went to Sleep: Off the coast of California (?)

Tonight will be our third night at sea without making landfall. Our watch schedule seems to be working well, at least for me. I can’t speak for Peter as I’ve barely seen him. When I’m on watch, he is sleeping and when he’s on watch, I am sleeping. Our relationship has been reduced to hello and good-bye in the companionway on our way to sleep/rest and/or watch.

We appear to be reasonably rested, under the circumstances. It’s easy to fall into a deep sleep once its my turn to rest. And, I usually hear Peter snoring before I’ve made a single lap around the cockpit to check our status.

My best sleep occurs from midnight to 4 am. Peter usually lets me sleep a little longer but he’s not suppose to. Once I’m back on deck, around 5 am, Peter gets his best sleep, having been up all night. Once I’m relieved at 9 am, I fix our breakfast, clean up myself and the galley and rest until noon. Once relieved at noon, Peter saws a good bit of lumber until 4 pm. At four, I prepare our evening meal, eat a little and leave it on the stove for him to eat when he gets hungry. Before I return to watch at 8:00 pm, I clean up the galley and set up Peter’s coffee ready to start when I wake him at midnight.

All in all, the time goes by and we’re making our way down the coast of California. I’m still in my foulies but the promise of sunshine and palm trees is just beyond the next tack.  We should arrive in Drake’s Bay – 25 miles north of San Fransisco – some time tomorrow (Sunday).

One Pot Meals

You may be wondering what type of meals I prepare while underway. I try to keep it simple. Each meal starts with 1/3 C. of butter tossed into a large skillet. To that I add 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic and one to two pounds skinless fillet of salmon – caught yesterday – cut into bite size pieces. Saute the salmon in the butter and garlic until completely cooked. If it’s a.m., scramble in 4 eggs and garnish with 1 C. grated cheddar cheese. If it’s p.m., stir in steamed broccoli and cooked pasta of any variety. Garnish with parmesan cheese. On nights when I don’t feel like cooking, I pull a frozen container of homemade spaghetti sauce out of the freezer and boil pasta. Wa La!

About Susan M. Gierga

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