Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lobsters and Good Friends

I've had this vision since we started this trip of sitting out in the cockpit at some lovely anchorage and having a fisherman paddle up wanting to sell us fresh lobster. And timed perfectly for our friend Matt's arrival, that dream finally came true.

We bought 10 lobster for $20, cooked them up (which maybe one day I will explain further. Maybe.), stuck them on ice in the freezer and went to get Matt from the airport. We got to share the lobster and Matt's musical talents with this amazing cruising couple that Vlad and I met way back in Isla Mujeres. They gave us some great suggestions on places to take Matt for the week, and we hope he continues to look just like this for the rest of the trip.


  1. That's pretty cool, although I admit that I cannot bring myself to eat lobster. Or crab. Or other things that look like giant insects of the sea. I had crab cocktail at a friend's house, just not to hurt her feelings, and I had to swallow it whole like I used to do brussels sprouts when I was a kid. My husband, however, loves these things, so I hope I can get over this.
    Still, very cool adventure I admit!

  2. That's too funny! I once tried to eat a bowl of menudo the same way, which is a really difficult way to eat tripe. But I made the attempt!

    Sometimes there's food that you just don't like. I'm not a huge fan of stuff with tentacles. A whole baby octopus on my plate just doesn't look that enticing. It might taste ok, but there's just something in the presentation. Plus, it's really chewy. So I can see why you are put off by the thought of eating sea bugs. But here's the real question. Would you eat fried crickets? I have a friend that swears by them.

  3. Lobster! yummy.

    I love crab, lobster, octopus, eel, clams, oysters..oh yeah seafood. It's just a preference.

    Hope your friend Matt has a hell of a time, and it's awesome that even down there you have 'curb side service'

    1. I'm pretty happy with the curb side service! And I think Matt is having a blast, even though we went on a savage, "up to your knees in mud" hike today through the jungle. Maybe he'll forgive us one day.