A little adventure and a whole lot of relaxation
Full moon over the Shipyard early January

January 2015
Schooner Heritage
P O Box 482
Rockland ME  04841


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Hi shipmates,

   Hope you enjoyed a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and a wonderful Holiday Season.

This year our Christmas tree looked fantastic atop the crane instead of the Heritage's mast. The icy rigging with the cold and the wind convinced us not to go up to the top of the main mast to secure the Christmas tree there.

You can just barely see the sea smoke, a type of fog, from our coldest day this year, January 8th.

The water's still warm and the air is very cold. As the sun rises a kind of fog forms over the water's surface.  For an hour or two, the whole harbor was a white billowing curtain. We decided it was a good day to stay inside as much as possible.  The fireplace sure was our friend that day.

This is how things looked from Shary's office in mid- January.  As you can see, winter has set in.

We make these cookies aboard.  They are great for those lively sailing days but just as yummy on a cold winter day.

Marshall's Favorite Molasses Cookies

Cream together
3/4 c butter or margarine
1 c sugar
Beat in 1 egg
Mix in 1/4 c molasses
Add and mix well:
2 c flour*
2 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1 t ginger
1 t cloves
1/2 t salt
*Adjust the flour so the dough can be formed into 1" balls. Roll in granulated sugar.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen.  
It's easy to make these gluten-free by using gluten-free flour.


Stay warm, 

Linda and Doug about 35 years ago!

Countdown to our first trip:  140 days