Friday, November 28, 2008

Fernandina Beach, FL

It's exciting to be 5 and go up the mast on a buzun's chair! Here is Alistair enjoying the glory of the day a half mast! We stopped in Fernandina Beach to re-provision and take showers. Its a cute little town, very walking friendly, with lots of shops, restaurants and even a playground in walking distance of the waterfront. There is also an amazing little seafood market called Atlantic Seafood right on the docks. The shrimp were great!!! At the bottom of this blog I will include my shrimp and grits recipe. We decided to spend Thanksgiving day here as well and hang out with the kids, project around the boat and eat more shrimp and some trigger fish for dinner. This is a little court yard in town

Math lessons on board. Even when we are stopped we have school.
Charles loves to do little projects on board. Here he is fixing the whisker stay that was broken back in Charleston with parts shipped to us by Maloney Marine Rigging - Thanks J.!! He also sewed up the sail cover and we together got out our bimini to see if we could use it or modify it.

So this morning at 6:30, we hauled up the anchor and motored back onto the ICW. It was good to take a break, but it is also good to be back 'on the road'. Soon we will be stopping in Cocoa Beach where we hope to meet up with my Uncle. (Jake, will this work for you say around Tuesday?), then on further south......
Shrimp and Grits
for the grits:
1 cup quick grits
2 cups milk
3 cups water
2 T butter
salt to taste
for the shrimp:
1-2 lbs. shrimp, peeled
1 T butter
1 T olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
3/4 c beer or white wine
Bring milk and water to boil, stir in grits gradually and cook until soft stirring frequently.
When done season with salt and stir in butter.
Put butter and Olive oil in frying pan, add garlic and saute. Add beer or wine and cook down slightly. Add Shrimp cook until shrimp is just done. Season to taste and serve over grits. Be sure to put some of the pan juices on. Yummy!!

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