“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Monday, 11 January 2010

Day 251 - 10th January, Sunday. Moonie Beach.

Bought new bikini and flippers in Woolgoolga. Still reeling from the shock that two pieces of material which are collectively smaller than Ant’s board shorts can possibly cost four times as much!?
Had some lunch and then tried out the new gear on Moonie Beach; the bikini holds up well and looks fantastic, until of course I put on the board fins... unfortunately the only pair that fit me snugly were a bright yellow pair which make me look like a duck waddling out to the surf. Classy.
We set up camp on a large bank overlooking the sea which provides some welcome breeze and I set about making dinner. We are now down to just the one large ring on the gas stove (since the smaller one, which never worked that well to begin with, as finally given up altogether). It’s becoming increasingly difficult to create evening meals that don’t consist of one-pot rice or pasta, and much as we love paella, risotto and tuna pasta, it can get tedious after a few months. So I decided to try Crab Cakes. I should have thought it through. Crab Cakes... on one ring, without a non-stick pan, no recipe, no potato masher, and no stale bread! It wasn’t a complete disaster, (I had raided mum’s campervan before she gave it back, and so could use the trial pack of rosemary and sea-salt crackers in place of breadcrumbs) but I think it’s a meal I won’t be attempting again in a hurry. So anyone with any simple, one-pot recipes using only a few basic (packet or tinned) ingredients (we don’t have a lot of space, or a fridge!!) food that doesn’t rely on a grill, oven or non-stick pan, please send them on – don’t be shy – believe me, ANYTHING will be a welcome change.


  1. Jo
    Milky Slop all in one pan


  2. LOL about the flippers!! haha