Sunday, November 19, 2017

Evanston: waves; fault; taste

        Sailing Anarchy ran a link to a video of shockingly big wave surfing off Portugal.  A British surfer recently had his back broken in a wipe-out there.


        Non Sequitur has an excellent cartoon about ocean rescues.  You know I agree about  it being you own fault.


        I concluded my tasting of the eight Good To-Go  entrees last week.
        Unless I missed something, all are vegetarian.  All take about one cup of water and require steeping for fifteen to twenty minutes.  All have 10 to 20 grams of protein and, except for the Pad Thai, between 300 and 400 calories.  The Pad Thai had more than 400 calories.  I don’t recall the exact number.
        At Campmor they cost $6.75 single serving and $12.50 to $12.95 double serving.  Carol not sharing my interest in freeze dry meals, I bought singles and ate them on evenings when she had tennis or work appointments.
        Taste is a matter of taste and yours probably differs from mine.
        Overall I rate the brand highly.  
        Of the eight entrees, I found four to be excellent and will be buying several of each to take to GANNET.
        They are:  Thai curry; herbed mushroom risotto; smoked three been chili; classic marinara with penne.
        The Mexican quinoa bowl has a mole seasoning and I don’t like mole sauce.
        I found the bibimbap, which the package says is a Korean dish, and the Indian vegetable korma too spicy.
        I didn’t like the Pad Thai at all.  It was bland and tasteless.

        I thank Larry for this quote, which is usually attributed to Mark Twain:
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
        I thank Zane for pointing out that Mark  Twain apparently did not write it.
        And I thank David for a link to a video of Leonard Cohen  talking about and singing his song, “Suzanne”.  It has nothing to do with sailing or my twice ex-wife.  I just like the song.


        The photo is an old one taken on my mooring in Opua.  I’ve run it before.  I think of it as ‘moon feather’.  The feather is a cloud.