IN LATITUDES believe cruisers are carrying weapons, drugs, illegal migrants and prostitutes, it's news to us, as we haven't heard a one complaint to that effect. As for the assertion that private yachts are once again regularly transiting the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea to get from Southeast Asia to the Med, it conflicts with all the reports we've heard. It's no longer Somali pirates that cruisers fear, but rather the chaos in Yemen and at various spots in the Red Sea. Everybody we know is going around via South Africa. To the Wanderer's palette, there is nothing more nutritious and delicious for breakfast than uncooked oatmeal mixed with blueberries, yoghurt and ice cold almond milk. Yum oh yum. We also love this dish for a refreshing post spicy dinner dessert in the sweltering tropics, although we usually leave out the uncooked oats after dark. Either way it's a healthy dish, as blueberries are known for being an excellent antioxidant — and widely rumored to be an aphrodisiac for women. The dish is especially healthy if you use sugar-free yoghurt, which is widely available in
Mexico but inexpicably hard to find in the States. Make sure you get the low calorie almond milk, which we've found all over Mexico and in the Caribbean. The wild card, of course, are the blueberries, because we only like fresh blueberries. Experts say if you keep blueberries dry and refrigerated, they can last up to two weeks. We know for a fact that they can last even longer than that. We bought about a dozen cartons of blueberries at the San Diego Costco on October 24 as part of provisioning for the Ha-Ha. And the morning of November 16, meaning three weeks later, we had a big bowl of our favorite breakfast, and the blueberries were crisp and delicious. "Patricia, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the western hemisphere, thankfully turned out to be a November non-event here Banderas Bay, as we
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