Date: 21 September 2014.
Soloist Dinner Dilemmas.
For the most part I like being a
soloist. Should I wake up at 0100 there is no one aboard except
Skipper to disturb. I might get up and work on a project, surf the
internet, read a book or simply go out to the cockpit and watch the
stars march across the sky.
My friend Irene is currently
anchored near Wrightsville Beach NC. We chatted about this
life-afloat topic last week. Both of us mentioned eating. There is a
level of freedom only soloists enjoy.
As for food, anything at any hour
of the day is just fine. Cereal for dinner? Sounds easy. And tastes
Neither of us must conform to
another's palate. Nor society's ideas of a proper breakfast, lunch
and supper menu. We have no one else's expectations to deal with and
thus can enjoy each day in the way we wish.
One of my favorites this time of
the year is Fast Tuna.
It's easy, fast and the recipe
can be found in the
Silverware and Spatulas
page has some of my favorite Seaweed foods.
Eating alone does take a
level of fortitude for me. Making the effort to have a meal versus a thrown
together snack sometimes is beyond my level of interest. I work on
that. In the summertime, well, I tend to get a bit more slack
than I'd like to admit.
That said, I did grow up as an
only child aboard a 40'er so solitude is a state I'm comfortable
Still I do miss having someone to
phone and say "I just saw the biggest turtle," or "the shrimp are
growing," or even "see that gar?"
So, here you go: See the gar? It's
about 18 inches long and looks delicious to me.
Do you eat differently when with company?
Are you a normally a soloist?
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