On this voyage we have an angel in Corinna as she has prepared many (if not all) of our 5 star dinner meals. The stove is mounted on gimbals to sway with the heel of the boat. This is helpful, but also dangerous, you try cooking bacon on swing set. Corinna advises, never stand directly in front of what your cooking. Eating is less dangerous, but does require good hand eye coordination and speedy hands to keep your plate from sliding off the table. Not to worry anything spilled will be washed off your foulies on the next big wave. We eat family style in the cockpit – weather permitting.
Sleeping is a coveted activity on Tioga. Since you spend up to an hour on getting dressed and undressed you have about 5 hours at a time for sleep. On calm nights you’re either lying against the hull of the boat, or your hanging in a lee cloth, which keeps you from falling out of bed. Most nights its like sleeping on a roller coaster.
Besides the basics, we spend time making repairs, changing sails, and just relaxing. Our days and nights are certainly full of work, fun, and laughter.
You may ask why would one go through all this work and trouble. If you’ve been following us you may already know. Its the adventure, the unimpeded view of the stars, the sun rises and sunsets, the sea life, the laughter, the fear, the excitement, the friendship and camaraderie, and the love of sea and sail.
And now you may asking why is 33 sausages in the title? Due to the 3 storms our food consumption was less than planned, which required us to cook sausages before they went bad. We are all so proud that Lolo cooked the sausages all by herself.
Thanks to this blog we just lost an hour and a half of our sleep time.