Monday 9th August (day 22)
Today another calamity struck us! Geoff managed to drop his phone into the water stepping onto the boat. We tried unsuccessfully for a while to retrieve it using the ‘fish magnet’ but decided it was more important to take yet another trip to Yeppoon shops for an Optus shop so he could get a replacement.
I managed a quick replenishment of a few stores while his phone was set up and then returned by bus once again.
I have become quite accomplished at preparing food in order of what needs to be used first and combining ingredients to make the most of that. In future I will try to remember to list some of the meals I have created, and perhaps that should be a blog post on its own with some photos.
Our oven will certainly melt cheese for nachos and the pizzas (also made on wraps), but it isn’t reliable enough to bake bread or biscuits and roast dinners just use too much gas.
We tend not to eat a great deal of sliced bread but prefer to rely on flat wraps, but they can become a little boring. So, I’ve put some interesting combinations (mainly leftovers) together on top of a wrap in a frypan that’s been given a quick spray of olive oil, and then folded in half to toast the bottom. This is a nice alternative to wraps and a step from a toasted sanger.
Spiced Potato and Pumpkin soup has been eaten and leftovers frozen so that we have something quick for any overnight sails. These types of silicone storage bags can be reheated in a pot of water on the stove or in a microwave.
Upon our return, Geoff managed to dredge the seabed below the berth and retrieve his phone. After a quick fresh water wash we dried it in rice until an expert google post told us this what the worst thing we could do!. A bath with a pinch of baking soda to expel the salt, dried on a microfibre cloth and then placed in a box with dessicant sachets, we will hope that a phone or computer tech person can dry and clean it out and retrieve some of the data and photos Geoff has lost.
I’m trawling for Samsung