Thursday, December 12, 2019

The perfect antidote for election day blues


After all that diligence of getting out to a polling station on this wettest, coldest and most miserable day of the new winter, a gift, a present, for readers
and one that comes bathed in sunshine and pleasant seas and the chance to imagine life Out There, far from politicians, and daily drudgery.
The present of a sort that Santa is bound to approve, even if it comes snowless, is your own free copy of the Caribbean sailing magazine, Compass.
Ideal for sailors, of course, and amazing because this packed magazine is absolutely gratis, and it works for us all.
It’s all about sea and sun and fun and pleasure, with some great articles about what it’s like to get away, and be our own boss, and get up when we want to.

Local cooking

Cooking seems to enjoy an extraordinary following around the globe.
There’s excellent guidance here of the West Indies approach, using Caribbean seafood, fruits, and vegetables, in a review of Wendy Hartland’s More Great Grenada Recipes. For your dream cruise, there’s lots about how to do it, and how sailors do do it, and also an engaging been-there-done-that story by David Carey full of good advice about how not to.
Each month, Compass carries an excellent article about the sky at night, and although the latitude and time is a little different, it still works well for London. Well, when the clouds go away occasionally, that is.
Continues on the blogs for my ocean adventuring book, Sailing to Purgatory, at
http://sailingtopurgatory.com/index.php/feeds/474-the-perfect-antidote-for-election-day-blues

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