Don Cochrane, Burnsville, MN USA asks:
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you both.
What do you carry in the way of provisions? Meat? Veggies? Staples? Can goods Toiletries? "Goodies?" etc. etc.
Thanks and fair winds and calm seas.
Scott Flanders from Egret responds:
Don, the short answer is as much as we can stuff aboard. During our U.S.
East Coast cruising, provisioning wasn't so much an issue. We did stock
up on Costco goodies like their great Canadian maple bacon and large bags
of Starbucks French roast. We also loaded heavily for our winters in the
Bahamas and further south because of food costs and availability. Here in
the Deep South we have stuffed the boat as we said. Food availability and
cost in the upcoming South Pacific leg is far between and dear.
What is amusing are the few items we still haul from the States in
addition to boat goodies: Starbucks, Jiffy crunchy peanut butter, grits
and Viva paper towels. Paper goods in Europe and in South America are
terrible. Every bag we haul back is right to the weight limit with these
add on goodies. We carry four large duffel bags when we return to the
States, two are empty. All four are stuffed on return. Ciao