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Beach Asparagus and Berries

by the First Mate

After a brief but hard rain last night the sunshine returned this morning making it perfect berry picking weather which means I'll be spending some serious time in the kitchen this weekend. 

Last week we were pleasantly surprised to get an email from Drake Paragon saying he would be mentioning Cruising Lealea in his next episode.  We have been following Drake and Mo for some time and enjoy watching their travels.  If you've not had a chance to check out their YouTube Channel be sure to do so, we hope you enjoy watching their journey as much as we do.

And finally we finished off the bag of Beach Asparagus that Jo of www.Alaskafloatsmyboat.com gave me while the Hallie was visiting Thorne Bay. This is my new favorite vegetable, added bonus that a little bit of it goes a long way.  I sauteed it with garlic and onion and a TBSP of maple syrup to give it a sweet/salty flavor.  Yum! Now I'll have to go exploring and find where it grows on Mitkof Island.

It has been a busy week at Waterways Vet Clinic and word is the next trip aboard the Veterinary Vessel Hallie is expected to be at the end of the month. 

If you missed Chuck's last radio program on Wednesday and enjoy Cuban music 

Slow but sure progress on moving our website over to WordPress but the sun is shining and it is very difficult to stay inside for any length of time.    

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"Jim's book is thoroughly, entertaining and honest and for us to be included is an honor. 

If you dream of sailing off into the sunset after you retire we suggest "Sailing into Retirement" is a must read."

Chuck and Laura

Fellow shipmate, Fran Taylor, writes about her many adventures as crew sailing aboard different tall ships and she mentions one voyage in particular  during her time aboard HMB Endeavour where she meets a couple on their honeymoon.  Read the humorous tale of the seasick groom and how a new "private signal" was born among the Endeavour crew.
The first book I read after moving aboard Lealea.  A wonderful journey that got me dreaming.
Looking for a read that will make your stomach hurt from laughing?  This one did it for us!  A definite page turner.
-Chuck and Laura

"This Old Boat" If you can only have one book on sailboat maintenance aboard, this is the one.

-Chuck Rose

"This old boat" If you can only have one book on sailboat maintenance, this is the one.
Chuck and Laura

“The Ashley Book of Knots” by Clifford W. Ashley is, quite simply, the definitive work on knots.  We think if you have more than a passing interest in marlinspike seamanship or decorative knotting this book is pretty much a “Must Have” This book is a high mass volume. 
                       -Chuck and Laura
Fran Taylor was born and grew up in Scotland on the banks of the River Clyde.  She has sailed all over the world in a number of “Tall Ships” and has had a number of articles published. She is a regular on the guest  speaking circuit around Perth where she lives when not pursuing her dreams and answering the call of the sea. In 2012 she took part in the Titanic Memorial Cruise, a special event to commemorate the 100th
anniversary of the sinking. This book tells that story.
The story of Margo Wood and her husband Charles who began the "Charlie's Charts" cruising guide series. When her husband passed away she began to sail as a singlehander.   A wonderful story about a lady I admire a lot. - Laura  
An excellent read for anyone interested in single handed sailing. An inspiration for women. Anne had quite an adventure and this book is especially interesting to Albin Vega owners.- Chuck
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