Thursday, December 27, 2012
|Taking on HUGE rolls of paper from the plant just up the road|
|Sorry the pic is dark.|
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Last time I was in Brunswick, I stopped by Marshside for lunch. While sitting at the bar enjoying a fabulously fresh grill fish sandwich and my first Yuengling of the trip, I over heard the guy at the end of the bar say they were taking a group out shrimping. Seems they take tourist shrimping. "Kewl. I must remember to tell Tom." Which I didn't.
|60 Ft Lady Jane|
|Did I mention it was chilly?|
|Nice blue crab - boy crab we learned|
|Small stingray - I can't remember exactly what type of ray|
|Horseshoe crab escaping while the birds close in on the rest|
|We spent some time here aground on a friend's boat. But deckhand John said he has too so that made us feel better.|
|The "golden hour" shot|
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Beyond Burgoo for my pressure cooker turkey breast. It turned out brilliant!
Marina capacity is 310 slips (I think). They were at 87% occupancy this fall for hurricane season. There are substantially fewer here now. Everyone has headed south. Approximately 45 showed up for the potluck. This really is a kewl place and a terrific hurricane hole. Sherry and the staff MAKE Brunswick Landing Marina! Thanks to them!!
*I say Boaters because not everyone is on a sailboat. Some are on motorboats.
The marina potluck was actually on Dec 24th vs Dec 25th. This meant I had to scramble a bit to get provisions and figure out what to make. Dinner our first night on board was pressure cooker pasta casserole and it made a ton. So....I used the left over pasta with cheese mixed in and then more cheese on top as one of my potluck dishes.
Chocolate rum cake was my other dish.
Another holiday has rolled around and we find once again we are "fresh out of grandmas" so off to the boat we headed. We weren't sure what Tom's workload would be so we couldn't purchase air tickets ahead of time. Have you priced air tickets lately? Cha-Ching!! Holiday air tickets....cha-ching, cha-ching. Last minute air? Forget about it. So we decided to drive to our boat. Yes, drive the 17 hrs to Brunswick. The kewl thing is that we weren't limited by what we could fit in a luggage so we loaded up the Murano with a gaggle of milk crates full of tools, Ms Moneypenny ( my folding bike), the boat Xmas tree (mini purple tree), our Xmas hats and even the pressure cooker. Interstates carried us along comfortably and quickly.
Anywho....we stopped for gas north of Atlanta a bit off the beaten track and in a quest for food we discovered a hidden gem - Island Spoon. Walking in a 10pm the owner said "let me tell you what I have left. Oxtail, chicken stew or jerk chicken." I asked about what looked like empanadas, to learn they were meat pies. Tom opted for the chicken stew and I went for the oxtail. Both came with rice and pigeon peas, fried plantains and cooked cabbage with shredded carrots. Our drinks were custom blended pineapple juice with ginger simple syrup. It was absolutely terrific! Super-duper YUMMY! This will become a regular stop for us any time we make this drive. If you are ever north of Atlanta....stop in. You won't be sorry. As we were leaving, we thanked the owner again, praising her yummy food, she gave Tom a doggie bag with 2 meat pies. We enjoyed the next day at happy hour on our boat. They were tender, flaky with just the right amount of spiciness. You really MUST stop in if you are in the area.
So 17 hours driving time we rolled into Brunswick GA.