Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mimico Cruising Club

Rob and I joined a club cruise, and headed to Mimico Saturday morning.

This is the furthest west I've gotten - usually travel east. Very bumpy on the way over... in fact the halyard hit the sky coming just out of Bluffers and we had to return to the mast crane. Grieg and Garth were there and helped fix us up, so we were back out in record time.

It's been about 5 years since we joined  a cruise and I forgot that tradition calls for everyone to share appetizers the first evening.  Luckily, I had enough cheese and sausage on hand to share.

I'd also picked up a selection of apples for a tasting: fuji, royal gala, granny smith, delicious, golden delicious.  Very distinct tastes, colours, and textures.  They really did have to be sampled soon after they'd been sliced, though, because the flavours became less intense the longer the flesh had been exposed.  The two that held up best were the Fuji and Granny Smith, something to keep in mind for future salads and such.

I love apples and apple picking.  We used to get a kick out of visiting The Big Apple when Alex was 'single digits', and still try to make it to Pieter's Appleyard in the autumn. According to these apple facts 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world.  Even eating an apple day, it would take 20+ years to sample them all. But I digress...

We've got our dinghy motor fixed so hope to explore the creek before sailing back home.

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