A LOOK BACK to November of 2009 when I was floating on the Persian Gulf and musing about steak. This is what happens when a man goes over two months without a good piece of red meat.

La Buena Vida

steak day 6

Day 64 on the Maersk Arkansas

The weather was perfect, 83 degrees with no humidity and a brisk breeze. The beers were ice cold, the grill and women were hot, just another fall day in the Persian gulf on the Maersk Arkansas. The girls just finished oiling down and the conga line was snaking its way around the fantail of the ship. OK… before someone reports us to the some maritime authorities understand I am kidding about the beer and women but you must admit it sounded nice. And since there was no beer or oil drenched vixens you can assume the conga line is nonexistent as well.

steak day 1

So where was I…oh the grill was hot and the Steward Doug was tossing 2″ thick steaks on the grill to a sizzle I had not heard since arriving in September. Every sailor looks forward to grill day, maybe because its reminds us of…

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