This week, not only am I giving you the weekly quote from the Mariner's Book of Days, but also a recipe of sorts from the same source. First, the quote:
Nobody has found a substitute for the sweet chuckling of water like the laughter of young girls, that you hear outside the hull while lying in a small yacht's bunk. ~Samuel Eliot Morison
Recipe for Sailor's Coffee:
2 quarts water
2 pounds coffee
Mix both ingredients and boil for two hours, then drop in a marlinspike. If the marlinspike floats, the coffee is ready; if it doesn't, it isn't.
For those that took the recent historic weapons course, this probably sounds like the recipe we used to make the coffee on the first day!