Last night the four of us ate at La Mama Mia. Mike is pictured here with the owner Nuri. During the month of August Mike came and ate at this restaurant at least three to four times a week. He is so welcoming and so full of genuine hospitality that everyone who eats there wants to come back. He speaks French, Spanish, English, and who knows how many other languages. We are always grateful for the people we meet along our way.
Probably the most important part of preparing the boat for passage making is provisioning. We made two trips to the grocery store. One by foot to a local express grocery for as many little things as we could carry. Then with a rental car to a hyper-grocery (like a Super Walmart) Bought lots of the heavy things, cans, water, ice tea etc. Then came the serious challenge-where to put it all? After an hour or more, the provisions were finally stowed in their appropriate places. The big question will be will we remember where we put that last can of tuna three months from now?