Originally Posted by bobconnie
My old daddy always told me "a smilein Capn makes for a smilein crew !!but if ya want em to keep smilein feed em good !" Of course if they are pukers I guess this don't apply! LOL Sounds to me that ya have some of the best crew Ive heard of in years !! Keep em happy !! Ya may need em again !!
Well... actually I had PLANNED to "feed em good". I spent over $500 on food
for the journey, and I had cooked and frozen meals
for two weeks before we set off. Every food
cupboard was completely full when we left harbour, and I used to be a professional chef
so I reckon what I cook is a least edible, certainly nobody complains when I cook.
But, we ended up living on mainly dry biscuits and water
. It was just too choppy to work in the kitchen safely, the stink of diesel
was worst near the kitchen and I think if we had eaten anything richer than what we did we would all have been sick as dogs
. We arrived at our destination
with the freezer
still full, and all the cupboards completely stocked, but we all lost
a couple kilos at least.
Small tip though, for those who want to try it. One of the crew had packed a good stash of his favourite snack food, Twisties. Now I would normally never touch them, but three days into the journey they were the best thing I have ever eaten, and much to my suprise, they did not make me feel at all sick. And, as my wife who is a nurse would say, sometimes it does not matter what you eat, you just need the calories.