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cloudy weather

70°F (21.1°C)
Latitude: 01 deg 12'S
Longitude: 91 deg 00’W
Wind Direction: S
Wind Speed: 5 Knots
Sea State 3
Swell(s) Height: 2-4 Foot
Sea Temperature: 68°F (20°C)
Barometric Pressure: 1015.1 MB
Visibility: 12 Nautical Miles

what's to eat today?

Fresh fruits
Cinnamon rolls
Eggs and potatoes
Bacon, ham and sausage
(Dried cereal is always available in the pantry)
OJ in a bucket

Fresh salad
Quiche - 2 kinds
Chicken Noodle Soup
Orange bars

Fresh salad
Orange Roughy
Pork chops
Mashed potatoes
Fresh bread
Upside-down pineapple cake


Last of the Blueberries
September 17, 2001
by Christina Reed

We have no more tomatoes, papayas, kiwis or mangos. We’ve eaten all the nectarines, plums and oranges. It’s been at least a couple of weeks since we last saw any bananas and only then in muffins.

This is day 26 of the expedition and we have eaten 400 pounds of meat. Ed Miller and Stacey Lamp have grilled, spiced, sweeten and soured chicken, pork, beef and lamb.

We have no strict vegetarians on board, or if we do they haven’t told Ed. No one on this expedition has dietary restrictions or severe food allergies. “It’s been an easy and good group to take care of. Stacey and I have both enjoyed it,” Ed says.

We’ve seen seven different kinds of fish: orange roughy, swordfish, tuna, salmon, perch, cod and catfish. We’ve eaten 100 pounds of shrimp: on pizza and in salad, quiche and pasta.

Ed and Stacey have baked 250 pounds of flour to make dill, whole wheat, grain and cheese breads; muffins; cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes and cobblers. We’ve had two birthday cakes: one chocolate and one carrot.

We have frozen and thawed 135 one-liter cartons of milk. “The milk we got in Puntarenas is good for freezing,” Ed says. “If you try to freeze the large six-gallon containers we sometimes get in the states, the milk separates too much and doesn’t taste good thawed.” We’ve eaten 60 once-frozen pies. Stacey and Ed prepare orange juice each day from frozen concentrate and water. We have ladled out a gallon of orange juice from a bucket every morning for breakfast.

We’ve also emptied 50 boxes of cereal. We’ve eaten 100 pounds of rice; 150 pounds of pasta; and 200 pounds of potatoes. We still have lettuce and cabbage and enough salad to last us through to Costa Rica. Tomorrow will be the last of the 15 watermelons. Today we finished the blueberries.


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