Adios Amigos

Adios Amigos So long and farewell, Adiós Amigos!   Well, it's not quite like I won't be back to visit.  But definitely a pivotal stage in my life.   After living my whole life in Canada I decided on selling my boat, leaving my friends and family behind.  Not so easy...

Winter Living On A Boat 2017-2018

Living on a boat this year was challenging and full club drama it was anything but a repeat of last year to say the least.  I got pictures to prove it! So let's start from the beginning.   This year was stinking cold so cold it broke not only the Toronto Jan 5 -...


Friendship Sloop Tecumseh - tə-KUM-see Tecumseh an iconic folk hero in American, Aboriginal and Canadian history. May 14 - 2017 David Frid, Len Hilton and yours truly left Toronto GTA at 9am to take the Tecumseh (Friendship Sloop) Canada's oldest registered sailboat...

Canadian Goose

Canadian Goose Unwanted Guests Have Arrived! Woke up one morning to an abandoned egg on the finger of my slip.  Didn't think too much of it and the next day there was another!  Now this is where I get annoyed.  The next day my bed is right beside this nest.  The...

Chili Cook-Off

Superbowl Chili Cook Off So you want Cricket Chili, eh?   This is a special recipe for me and not something you ever thought you might try! I was accepted as a contestant to do a Super Bowl chili challenge on TV for the Marilyn Denis Show. Gurdeep...

Penne al Salmoné e Vodka

So you want to impress somebody!  Make this dish.  And the best part is you might potentially burn the house down, in my case set my sailboat on fire!  But the results are so worth it!  Penne, Vodka, Cream, Cheese and Salmon! This is probably one...


ENTOMOPHAGY … YOU EAT BUGS? Gross you’re never cooking for me again!  White people they can be ignorant sometimes!  (Tongue-in-Cheek playing the race card)  Sadly, it’s going to take a lot more education, availability, a little courage and a convincing entomophagy...


Slave To The Squarewave - S2TSW Me and my friend Andrew got tickets to see The Spoons play at The Tattoo Rock Parlour in 2009.  We came early enough to see the opening act called Slave To The Squarewave.   And there was this guy standing on stage with a box on his...

Mexican Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

After watching “Food Choices” on Netflix I started feeling guilty about some of my wreckless eating habits.  Not sure what made me think of Tortilla Soup but I did and this is what I came up with. Before I get started there are a couple of things I wanted to achieve....

Ghormeh Sabzi

Ghormeh Sabzi This is special entry inspired by my favourite Persian friend Bahareh is called Ghormeh Sabzi.   She was telling me one day about some dish I had no idea how to pronounce (What can I say I’m white! ) and how amazing it is.  I’m like okay how do you make...

Winter 2015 – 2016 (Learn More)

Winter 2016 – 2017 (Learn More)

Winter 2017 – 2018 (Learn More)


Living on a boat will be one of the most fulfilling life experiences you can have.  You just have to learn to like the smell of Diesel and take a liking to spiders, it will grow on you!   Besides giving me an outlet to practice my much needed writing skills.  My hope is those who stumble on this blog can take away something useful from it.  I’d love to know if I persuaded you to take the plunge!

Other sections of this blog are things that I’m either passionate about or amuse me.  So have fun exploring especially my special section on Entomophagy. ( en(t)əˈmäfəjē )   just keep your mind open.  Trust me you wont die!

~ Brad Budge


Years ago I drove a TDI and filled it exclusively on B20.  Loved the idea of using a non-petroleum fuel source while smelling exhaust that reminisced deep fried hot wings.   Recently over the winter I had leaking diesel issue that left a strong bouquet of Eau De Diesel.  I’m excited to announce I will be posting a future blog page on biodiesel and the use of it in marine diesel engines.  ~ Stay tuned!

About Me

Why am I doing this? I want to give back to you the things I’ve learned living on a boat. Tell you about the stuff I love to cook and a little bit about the things that amuse me.

Even though I’m a man of many talents I’ll do my best and stick to the things that are mostly boatish. ☺

“It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.”
~ Albert Einstein

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