Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Feasting While Afloat

 Nearly every person on the ship will agree that one of the best parts of this trip, so far, has been the delicious food.

We've enjoyed rack of lamb, salmon, curries, twice-baked potatoes, homemade granola, and delectable baked goods that seem to appear out of no-where; just to name a few. The meals on this ship are leaving satisfied smiles on our faces, and perhaps a couple of extra inches on our waistlines.

The food is served buffet style, and everyone is eager to fill their plates.

The menu for each meal is posted on the whiteboard at the close of the previous meal. It gives everyone something to look forward to!

Sarah and Liz made delicious strawberry cheesecake for dessert.

After a hard day of mud-busting, Colin Seifer was eager to dig in to his dinner.

Helena Wiklund said that the food that we've been enjoying on the R/V Thompson is "the best I've ever had on a ship."

Sarah, the Chief Steward, has been keeping us all well fed. She is constantly producing delectable treats and an assortment of exceptional dishes at every meal. Here she is pictured "swabbing the deck," which is a task that would typically be delegated to a lower-ranking crew member. In response to my photo Sarah said, "The Chief Steward swabbing the deck; that says something. We all work together to get [the job] done." With her positive attitude and delicious cooking, Sarah keeps us all smiling. 
Thank you, Sarah!

Written By: Cassandra Turner, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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