JST GIBRALTAR // 

The Jubilee Sailing Trust is an organisation running voyages all around the world in ships specifically adapted for able and disabled bodies. Stairs are all fitted with lifts for wheelchair uses, and certain crew members are selected and trained in how to carry out emergency evacuations if these are to fail. Everyone is given the oppurtity to claim the mast, whether that be alone (after initial briefing) and assisted once arrived at the final destination. 

The majority of your day is organised around your watch duties; with five groups of eight members forming groups that them kept for other ships one or two timed a day (the 12am-4am being a particularly long one, not helped by sea sickness in the first few days).

5 GENIUSES WHO SUPPORTED A MEAT FREE DIET // Inspiration

Albert Einstein

‘I have long been an adherent to the cause [vegetarianism] in principle. Besides agreeing with the aims of vegetarianism for aesthetic and moral reasons, it is my view that a vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.’

  •  Translation of letter to Hermann Huth, December 27, 1930. Einstein Archive 46-756

‘So I am living without fats, without meat, without fish, but am feeling quite well this way. It always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore’

  • diary extract (disclaimer, I don’t think anyone would recommend a diet free of fats, and meat free diets should still get plenty of fats from nuts, seeds, avacados, free range eggs, etc)

Charles Darwin

‘I have always been astonished at the fact that the most extraordinary workers I ever saw, viz., the laborers in the mines of Chili, live exclusively on vegetable food, which includes many seeds of the leguminous plants’

  • received from a reader who wrote to Darwin enquiring for evidence in favour of evidence for a vegetarian diet, from a German vegetarian journal

Thomas Edison

‘[Vegetarianism has a] powerful influence upon the mind and its action, as well as upon the health and vigor of the body. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages’

Ghandi

‘I do not regard flesh food as necessary for us. I hold flesh food to be unsuited to our species’

‘To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body’

Leornado da Vinci

‘The mere idea of permitting the existence of unnecessary suffering, still more that of taking life, was abhorrent to him. Vasari tells, as an instance of his love of animals, how when in Florence he passed places where birds were sold he would frequently take them from their cages with his own hand, and having paid the sellers the price that was asked would let them fly away in the air, thus giving them back their liberty.’

 

I’m not stating that any of these were 100% vegan (besides, imagine how hard it would have been to find a raw vegan salad in the 1700’s), but there is solid evidence that they all at least supported the view that a reduction in meat and animal consumption would do alot of good for both people, animals, and the world around them.

East Hills Café Bistro // Eating Out

Tucked away down a secluded lane, East Hills in Brundall is just a three minute walk down from the train station by the Yare pub.  
   

The olives were standardly pelasant in a simple brine, and the sundried tomatoes had a nice herbed oil on them. With the delicate, not overpowering olive oil and balsamic to dip, this was really a lovely board. They also offered a version with grilled vegetable and cheese, fish, or meat.

I think a sourdough or pitta could have been a slight improvement on the white bread, but the way it was presented was just so aesthetically pleasing I could see through it – it reminded me of a bread Jenga!

 
 

  

I opted for the soup of the day – courgette and tomato which I was surprised at how flavourful and notnoverly sweet it was (deinfitely better then your standard Heinz). And the bread that came with it was soft, fresh, and had to be almost an inch thick!

 

They also had a variety of paninis and sandwiches, such as this cheese and roasted vegetable, which were also available to pre order if you’re in a hurry.
  
  
Generously portioned, the dessert menu varied from warm classics, like this sticky toffee pudding with ice cream, to fresh summer sweet treats like eaton mess. 

They also had a selection of around five fresh cakes, flapjacks and cookies, as well as scones and sausage rolls.

  
The walk down is also gorgeous, with tonnes of trees and being able to sit outside means you can stare in envy at all the yachts (goals).