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sailing and diving around the world
So, we raised anchor at 9am and headed for Bonaire. The wind is out of the SE, so we'll have the wind on our stern for most of the way there. The distance is normally a little less than 400 miles, but we are heading a little further north than usual, to avoid the pirates that hand around the waters of northern Venezuela. I made some potato pancakes yesterday, so we could have them to much on during the sail to Bonaire. Simple really- grate the potatoes (I used about 8 small, and three medium) into a bowl of water. Pick up handfuls of the grated potato and squeeze the water out. Drain the water but keep the starch that has collected on the bottom of the bowl. Put the pototo back in and add as much diced onion as you like, some chopped parsley and salt and pepper. Mix 3 eggs and add that and mix. Mix equal amounts of corn start and flour, to equal 3 tablespoons, or as much as you need to thicken the potato mix. Heat pan with olive or canola oil and add tablespoons of the mix to make little pancakes. Golden brown on both sides and you're done. You can put them on paper towels as they come out of the pan, if you like. They're great with applesauce.
It was a fairly uneventful sail, but it had its exhilarating moments when the wind picked up. We did the 400 miles, or so, without any problems. We got pretty close to a couple of electrical storms, but we survived. Got a little wet, but that was about it. We had a couple of spectacular sunsets and star-choked skies.