Galley Wench Tales

Exploring the world through the people we meet
and the food they eat.

Buckethead: Water-Wise & Thoroughly Undignified

Your Galley Wench soaking her head in a bucket.My hair sucks… shampoo.  That is not a good thing for a-couple-gallon-a-day – total — water miser cruisers like us.Wayne, with his fine, straight and slightly sparse hair does not have this problem.  For...

Come Here, Fishy Fishy

Master of fish feed ceremonies, the guy in the whiteshirt holding the bait, knew how to gather andwork a crowd.  He told us the tarpon about to befed could reach up to 10 feet!Saba Rock Resort is a pint-sized rock of an island alongside Virgin Gorda...

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

Picked up what I was willing to bet were these beetsin Dutch St. Maarten.  If they are beets, they’re part oftonight’s dinner, to be served with blue cheese on top;a nice, simple side dish.“Or at least one word in English,” quipped the ever-witty...

Leggy Extra Protein Oatmeal

Notice the little webby connection suspendingthe oatmeal in the upper right hand cornerof the bag?  I kept this oatmeal package sealed,from store… to trash.Expecting and experiencing are different.We expected critter invasions of our foodstuffs at some...

Squatters & Slackers: Avoiding Temptation

It cost a minimum of $125 / night forthe owners of these sandals to soeasily set foot from their mooring dock ontoterra firma.One of my brother’s favorite jokes as a kid, was to make nose prints, pressing his face flush against swanky restaurant windows.  His...