George, Alpharetta, GA USA asks:
Scott and Mary, Sorry you will miss the Miami Boat Show and break such a long standing
tradition. I will be happy to trade places with you if the urge gets the
best of you. Google Earth shows a nice little airport in Ushuaia for
commuting. Please give us the details on the crab pot adventures. I expect you will
get a pretty good haul. Last, really enjoy your humor. Would like to see postings of some of MA
Steve's boat pics! All the best!
Scott Flanders from Egret responds:
George, We'll miss Miami but hope you will make it. Ten easy hours by car
or a couple hours by air and you are there from Alpharetta. We made that
reverse trip from Ft Lauderdale to near Alpharetta MANY times during our
race car years running at Road Atlanta. Yes, Ushuaia has an airport
connected by daily flights to Buenos Aires, then the rest of the world.
However, we are very happy here. Thank you for the trade offer but we ain't
In the crab department we have now caught four including one this morning.
When we had collected three we invited sailboat buddies over for crab and
Mary's lentil stew. The legs are so spiky, if that is a word, we used heavy
scissors to open them. They were great. We even had left overs. Just an
hour ago I took a picture of this mornings crab and will post it in time.
The crab trap is a homemade affair made from re-bar draped with heavy
fishing netting. It is quite heavy AND must be dropped in no less than 60'
of water. Soooo, we pull it just once a day, groan.
Unfortunately MA Steve isn't a photographer so we can't share pictures he
took aboard Egret. As far as pictures OF MA Steve, we posted his pin up
poster Cape Horn shot on a recent VofE. By putting out a notice for lady
mariners to contact MAS it would be a disservice to MA Steve's peace and
quiet to post any more pictures of him. I imagine by now MA Steve is ice
fishing in Minn.