I have realized a few things since leaving our beautiful Granville Island dock on August 31st.
Firstly, living on a boat when it is nice and snug on a dock and living on a boat when it is charging forward in the Pacific 24 hours a day for over a week is not the same thing. My visions of baking bread and making nice warm meals while we were on our voyage turned into eating beans directly from a can and countless energy bars as meals.
Secondly, 8.5 days at sea without showering or changing your clothes does not foster a romantic environment.
However, the best lesson I learned is that you should not try and make your first omelet on the roughest seas you have encountered to date. About 6 days into our voyage to San Fran, I decided that a good delicious omelet would be in order. I also thought it would be a great idea to boil sweet potatoes to have for lunch at the same time. I felt as though as I had conquered the motions of the oceans and could do anything!
Meanwhile, inside the cabin, it felt as though I was on a trampoline with (as Dan puts it) Sumo Wresters at each corner continuously bouncing and at different, constant, yet unpredictable times. This resulted in me being thrown about the kitchen, hitting the same darn drawer handle about 50 times, getting hit in the head not once but three time by our swinging basket of fruit, dodging a flying cheese grater as it flew across the width of the boat leaving cheese residue in its trail, tap dancing around falling hot water overflowing from the potato pot to the floor as we rocked steadily from side to side, watch the scramble egg mixture spill form the bowl and then slide from side to side on the counter then on to the floor and finally dodge (once again), a fling spatula full of finally cooked omelet mash to see it splatter all over the cupboards and floor. We did eat omelet that morning, but the entire ordeal took about an hour and it took me about 3 hours afterwards to built up the strength to clean up the disaster. Although the omelet was mediocre, after 6 days at sea eating energy bars and canned beans- it was delicious!