Most days were spent hiking, snorkeling, swimming, and fishing. In the evenings, we enjoyed leisurely dinners in the cockpit: steaks, chicken, or freshly caught fish, cooked to perfection on the barbecue and served with a green salad or a vegetable dish. Of course, good wine was served, either hearty red or crisp, chilled white. Life aboard was sublime—until one evening, when my husband, Jeff, asked, “What’s for dessert?” Oops! I knew that I’d forgotten to provision for desserts, but I’d been hoping that nobody would notice.