Samu, Monkey Mia's latest addition was born on 12 Dec '09 & is pictured here with mum Puk.

21 February 2010

Jessica Watson - Leftovers after 4 months

"The pile of leftovers normally include crackers, banana chips, dried peas and tinned beans"..... Jessica Watson on likes and dislikes about the contents of her food bags. The challenge for Jessica now is what to do with all these, if in fact she can bring herself to eating them, albeit well disguised.

After four months at sea, Jessica reported yesterday that it still feels like only yesterday she departed Sydney on her voyage of adventure around the globe. She has done exceptionally well in settling into daily life afloat and is currently enjoying some good sailing conditions and making excellent progress, running with 25knots of wind behind her.

Julie, Jess' mum had the enormous task of provisioning Ella's Pink Lady with all the food Jessica took with her to sustain her through an anticipated 8 month voyage. Julie did remarkably well in providing Jessica with a wide variety of foods and meant well in including what are now leftovers, it seems, but with a little imagination I'm sure Jess will make good use of some of them.

I personally can't think of a better recipe than to crush and mix all the ingredients together and incorporate the whole lot into a dough of bread, scones, muffins or whatever in an effort to disguise what Jessica finds so unpalatable about them. If nothing else, it's a good lesson in making the most of what we have inboard. I mean, we can't very well nip down to the corner deli now can we? :-))


  1. From the looks of the ingredients it looks like it would be a very noisy after-dinner party, lol.

  2. 02-21-10 @ 01:45

    Doesn't look like any good combinatins there.
    Good luck Jessica.
    Great pic!!!!!

  3. Very good Sam, we weren't expecting another graphic until around CoGH. Very happy to have this one though. You have done well once again, thank you Sam.

    Cheers from Faye and Max (Mulgrave Vic)

  4. I really miss seeing your artwork on Jessica's blog with the new format. I'll be dropping in on your blog occasionally to see the latest. Sam, you're to be commended for your unwavering support to Jess. Always looking forward to your next creation.


  5. Hi Sam,Hi everyone,

    Agree wholeheartedly SaltyDog, don't like it much.

    Super artwork as we have become accustomed Sam.

    "Our Jesse" continues to weave a sparkling golden web of friendship.

    Thanks for being here everyone,
    Cheerio for now, Collette

  6. Congratulations Collete, you made it. Welcome!
    And you too, Saltydog (nice to see you here Mark)

    Although I don't often post a comment myself because it's a bit like sounding your own trumpet, rest assured that I read and appreciate every one of yours very much so THANKYOU for all your kind words of support and encouragement.

    I must apologise for having had to utilise my option to moderate your comments but if you take the time to look back through a couple of previous posts and read the comments I know you'll understand.

    I realise that I did make a comment once that I welcome all critisism, including negative ones because I believe it's important to maintain that balance in my life but certainly not at your expense.

    Thanks again and take care everyone.

    Kind regards,


  7. Thank you Sam. We love your artwork. We love you!

    Fay from the Gold Coast

  8. Hi Sam

    Thanks for the new artwork. Your work is so consistently on target and imaginative. Hopefully Jess's new blog will soon allow pictures again.

    Keep up the good work.

    Mike (Avoca Beach, NSW)