Biology lessons, bartering for lobster, boatbrewing

Nicole’s editor (aka sister) here. As most of you know, the Let it Be crew have been sailing down the pacific coast of Baja California. Unfortunately they’ve had spotty Internet so Nicole has only been able to post of their adventures here and there on Facebook. They’ve had some great times and I wanted to make sure everyone who reads this blog gets to hear the stories too! So with her permission, I’m posting some of her content from Facebook here. Since some of it is from several weeks back, I’ll be dating everything so you know when it actually happened. Enjoy!

November 10, 2014
Sailing down the Pacific Baja California coast. Caught a couple nice yellowtail and the kids loved the biology lesson. Sushi the first night, fish tacos the second night, probably fish curry tonite. Will have to start reading more cookbooks. Thanks to my nephew Noah for the lures that provided dinner!

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Not a bad backdrop for two smiling kiddos.

Checking out Papa's catch!

Checking out Papa’s catch.

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Putting our spinnaker sail to good use.

November 11, 2014
Two kind Mexican fisherman came to our boat this morning to trade. This is how it went: three nice sized lobsters for two Trader Joes juice boxes, four granola bars and a bit of cooked elk sausage I happened to have in the fridge. Both sides were very pleased with the outcome. Guess what’s for dinner tonight…

The kind fishermen wanting to trade the lobster they caught for some snacks.

The kind fishermen wanting to trade the lobster they caught for some snacks.

So happy with our lobsters!

So happy with our lobsters!

Jack Jack and Ta babysitting the lobsters.

Jack Jack and Ta babysitting our dinner.

November 12, 2014
This morning started off cloudy and chilly, decided to brew me some brew – an Imperial Red IPA. Jack spent the morning getting my sixth anniversary present set up, a wort chiller! He is a romantic, but glad he is practical as well. He rigged the wort chiller with a small bilge pump that we dropped into the ocean, cooled my wort in 12 minutes flat, score! This afternoon the sun came out and we went ashore to play in the sand dunes with the kids, they loved it and burned some serious energy. Tomorrow is a two-day passage down the coast of Baja California to Turtle Bay.

Is it called boatbrewing when you homebrew on a boat?

Is it called boatbrewing when you homebrew on a boat?

Jack's marvelous wort chiller rig.

Jack’s marvelous wort chiller rig.

Wort, with LOTS of hops!

Wort, with LOTS of hops!

Stay tuned for more re-postings!

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About The 1st Draft

I am a 30-something English teacher living in the Midwest who loves books, television, soccer, a good conversation, Cardinals baseball, and playing with my adorable nieces and nephews.
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