Thursday, December 30, 2010

Our Lil Crush

The Christmas winds have offically arrived! We've had about 22kts for the past few days and the seas to match. We are seeing the effects of the same snow storms that buried our family and friends during the holidays. We spent the night in Leverick Bay and as Sasha was preparing to get our guests ashore, he spotted this little guy swimming in circles alongside our boat. With our handy dandy fishing net we scooped him out of the water and he seemed very glad for a rest.
After contacting several people who work in various hatcheries, conservation departments, and fisheries, we were told that he was a hawksbill hatchling that was a little lost. The only advice we recieved was to get him out of the marina and into a current that would take him out to sea. It's amazing that something so small can survive in the ocean!

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Lull between the Fronts

Literally NO wind the other day. We had maybe 2 knots for a few days straight. It was such nice ski water :)
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Soggy Dollar

Check out Soterion on the Soggy Dollar webcam right now!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunset in Christmas Cove

Happy Holidays from Christmas Cove.
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Prep Work

It is often said that when a crew is on charter the days are much more stressful for the girls and off charter the days are much more stressful for the guys. This is true. So I've decided to keep myself busy while off charter by prepping, cooking, and freezing!
Roasting red bell peppers on the stove.
I bought a pork belly to try out in the Sous Vide. Only problem was that I had to buy the whole 5# belly and I want to serve little starter portions. I had to borrow Sasha's hack saw (yes I cleaned it really well before I cut the belly). I cut it and vacuum sealed it into enough portions to last me 3 charters.
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

One Charter Down

Our first charter went without a hitch!! We had 8 guests for a quick 5 day cruise. Being their first time to the islands I was hard to hit all the good spots, but we did our best. The above pic was taken at White Bay on Jost. Sasha is giving the lay of the land before everyone headed for the beach.
This was one sandy charter! Sasha was cleaning filters almost constantly.
Making the galley work!! I was excited to really see what this galley set-up was capable of. It really worked well. It looks like Sasha took this pic while I was plating up during Fish Taco night. I was really nested in there among the plates, bowls, pots, and pan!!
Thought this shot was really neat. I am plating the calamari and seaweed salad.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010