That Which Sustains Us

While Rhonda cooked breakfast, I tidied up the boat on the morning after an evening spent entertaining friends onboard. In the process, I stopped to contemplate this amusing tableau:

CaptainFuelI was going to call this scene (and post) Boat Fuel. But I realized that that was inaccurate. Eagle Too runs on wind, electricity, diesel fuel and propane. Eagle Too’s captain, however, requires a different form of fuel to operate. It takes large amounts of strong black coffee, along with adequate supplies of cold beer and single malt Scotch (served neat) to make this sailor go.

So what keeps the Admiral’s motor running? A wine of the white variety that many (most?) have never heard of:

FavoriteWineEven local wine shop employees give me blank looks when I ask for it. Oh, and a regular supply of Almond Roca latte’s, carefully handcrafted with love:

LattesEssential? Of course not. But they’re definitely decorative sprinkles that enhance our enjoyment of life aboard.

Consider it just part of getting to know us better. Cheers!

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  1. Deb

    I have a Funny story to tell you about Chateau Ste. Michelle. I used to manage a Sherwin Williams aircraft paint distributors hip and did all the custom color mixing there. We had a lady order some paint for her rather ostentatious corporate jet. I mixed it to her color chip specification, put it in a can with the name deep maroon and shipped it out. She sent it back saying it wasn’t right. Two more times I adjusted the color and it was still not to her liking. It was, however, a perfect match so I was at a loss. Finally one night I came up with a plan. I took the same color, put it in a new can and changed the name to Chateau Ste. Michelle and sent it off to her. She was delighted and the order was complete. Tell your wife she has good taste.

    Deb
    S/V Kintala
    http://www.theretirementproject.blogspot.com

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