Saturday, June 14, 2008

Five days later: Bermuda

We got here yesterday. It was a long trip. I know that 5 days doesn't sound that long, and it's not! Fair enough.. But when you're on a boat with absolutely nothing around you, you can get bored pretty fast. I was golden the first day. Spent that glorious 12 hours on the sun deck snappin pictures and just walking around. I wasn't given a watch for the first go so I was basically a free-rider. I helped Beck in the kitchen a bit. Help in the kitchen consisted of me standing in the corner asking her why she would use certain spices or how you can tell if the shrimp is fully cooked or or or... Lots of questions in the kitchen.

Beck is an AMAZING cook. I can't tell you in words how good it is. I've had food here that I've never had before. I actually am starting to ...not like... but tolerate tomatoes to a greater extent. I might even like the cherry ones in a salad. I wouldn't say that I'm to the point where I'll eat them casually though. Beck's food is always healthy, flavorful and pretty too! Don't worry. You'll experience it because by golly, I'm going to learn to cook Just Like Her! I'm her buckaroo, I wanna be like you. (It's a country song by Rodney Atkins... it's cute)

We're going to be here in Bermuda until at least Tuesday. Last time I saw Cap'n Uncle Pete he was going to check the forecast so that could departure could change. We won't know until we know. The next bit of ocean traveling will be eight days from Bermuda to the Azores. I'm looking forward to finally getting to the Med. I really hope to go see Katy in Paris but that depends on a few variables.

My Verizon phone was suspended just so you all know. It will be suspended for 3 months and then for another 3 months after that. If I am not back in the US in 6 months time, therefore, my phone will be shut off for good and my 928 number will no longer belong to me. I was given a tri-band phone and will be buying a sim card once I get to Barcelona. I don't expect to be making many, if any international calls with that card since it'll be pretty expensive. But, that will be my number once I have it if I need to be reached.

Well folks, I'm off and away. Love you bunches of oats and hope to hear from you soon. Love you all. Woof,