BOUNTY FROM THE SEA
One of the great benefits of the cruising lifestyle is enjoying the bounty from the sea. While sailing the Sea of Cortez aboard our Valiant 42,
Contigo, my family and I decided to anchor in Bahia San Carlos, North of Guaymas, Mexico, to sit out a blow. We spent an excellent day snorkeling the reefs and playing on the beach. Later, when a shrimp boat came in to shelter for the night, the day got even better.§ My daughter and I jumped in the dinghy, armed with a few magazines, some chocolate bars and a couple of greenbacks. We traded them for a canvas bucket full of freshly caught shrimp, then hurried back to the boat to make dinner. § Pasta is a staple on Contigo. It’s quick, easy and stores well. We wanted something that would complement but not overpower the shrimp, so we came up with this recipe: lemony garlic-shrimp pasta. It quickly became a family favorite, and still is. Enjoyed in the cockpit with a glass of white wine and a colorful sunset, it was the perfect end to the perfect day.