January 26, 2009
Blog from the Galley
by Nicola (2nd Cook)
We are on our way back down to Antarctica. It feels good to be on the move again, and to be traveling away from the mania of port and reprovisioning.
The people of Tasmania were very generous, and we received some lovely seasonal produce... we are happy to be currently drowning in stonefruit. Thousands of dollars in food donations later, we are well stocked with fresh provisions for the second leg.
What does it take to feed 41 people vegan food for 60 days?
350 kilos of potatoes, 150 kilos of onions, 40 kilos of tofu... and the list continues. It's over 7000 servings of food.
Head Cook Laura and I are both sad today having left good buddies behind in Tasmania. We've lost Zin, the previous head cook, who I worked under on the last campaign and have spent the last year on board with. Laura lost a good friend, Shannon, our galley part timer (quartermaster full-time) who she has traveled with on several campaigns.
Breakfast - Oatmeal, Fresh fruit, cereal
Lunch - Home made bread rolls, bean dip, roasted eggplant, fried capsicum & zucchini Dinner - Stir fry rice, 'Honey' ginger sauce
A beautiful sunset ends our day, soon to be a rare occurrence, which shows us the way forward - to the fleet, and hopefully shutting them down for good!
The whales are counting on us for protection . . .
We are counting on you to keep us fighting for them.