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  • Victualing is grocery shopping of a different kind

    Posted on March 8th, 2009 Michiel de Boer No comments

    When it comes to groceries, I’m not really a planner. Or volume buyer. I never had a Costco or Sam’s Club membership, and I intend to keep it that way. I don’t need 48 rolls of kitchen towel, nor do I have the space to store them. I’m not interested in saving a couple of bucks on a dozen steak value pack, even if I had the appetite or the freezer to handle them. I’d rather walk down to the local store and get my supplies for the day (or two). There’s one big exception though. And that is victualing for a prolonged stay at sea. Victualing? Who uses that term? Sailors do.

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  • Salty Souls Are Go

    Posted on March 1st, 2009 Michiel de Boer 1 comment

    It’s Sunday. It’s raining. It’s the first of March. And it’s been almost five years since I claimed www.saltysouls.com with the intent to write stories about the fascinating people I met spending their lives sailing, fishing, researching the seas and oceans. I referred to them as ‘salty souls’. Because I believed that living on the big, open, and salty waters of this world leaves a distinct and lasting imprint on people’s mental constitution.

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