Today I baked a loaf of bread. Very exciting, I know. It’s been almost a week since we consumed our last bread and I’ve been promising Annie that I’d bake a loaf of bread. It’s something I used to do a few years ago so the concept is not new to me. How ever I’ve never done it all by hand without electricity. It’s not rocket science to bake bread. Yeast, a bit of sugar, water and flour with a bit of salt will be the job done. Use a bit of elbow grease and it’s not long before you have something that resembles dough.
The hardest part was figuring out how to get the oven on board Taleisin to do my bidding. The actual baking part took a bit longer, but I suspect with a bit of trial and error I’ll get the hang of it. The loaf actually came out pretty good. We’ve just about eaten half of it already. Having said all of that, it took me the better part of the day to do it. It’s the time waiting in between that takes long, the work is minimal.
So far our stay in North Cove is wonderful, the locals are friendly and we keep getting invited to hang out with them. I’m starting to feel a bit guilty because I’m being so lazy and not really doing much. Our aim is to get out sailing in the next few days and maybe go practice anchoring in the next bay over.
Another thing to mention is that rowing Cheeky2 is getting easier. We deliberately left the outboard at home to force us to row and get better at it. I’m sure over time this will not be an issue at all and we’ll be healthier for it. One thing we have been doing is taking turns rowing. If I row out Annie will row back. That way we both get practice and exercise.