The Great Loop, a continuous waterway connecting lakes, rivers, sounds, canals.

by John Waco Jr July. 28, 2019 260 views

Every year around a hundred boats prove this point by completing a circumnavigation of the entire eastern U.S. via the Great Loop, a continuous waterway connecting lakes, rivers, sounds, canals, the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

Chicken-Sausage Jambalaya


1 tablespoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper

1 (6- to 6 1/2-pound) baking hen, cut up

1 cup vegetable oil

1 large onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 pounds smoked sausage links, cut into 1-inch pieces

3 quarts’ water

1/4 cup chopped green onion

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

4 cups regular rice, uncooked

How to Make It

Step 1 Combine salt and pepper; sprinkle evenly over chicken pieces, coating well.

Step 2 Heat oil in a large Dutch oven. Add chicken pieces, a few at a time. Brown on all sides; drain on paper towels. Set aside. Reserve oil in Dutch oven.

Step 3 Add onion and garlic to Dutch oven; sauté until onion is tender. Remove onion and garlic; drain well, and set aside. Add sausage to Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain on paper towels. Discard pan drippings.

Step 4 Return chicken pieces, onion, garlic, sausage, and water to Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 2 1/2 hours or until chicken is tender. Add green onion, parsley, and rice; stir well. Cover and cook over low heat 45 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

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Buster Bruce 1 year, 7 months ago

Living and now eating the dream! All so awesome John. How long is your yacht? Looks great!

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
John Waco Jr Replied to Buster Bruce 1 year, 7 months ago

Bertram 510 Convertible Specs
Length w/Pulpit:
Hull Length:
1,040 gals.
185 gals.
Hull Type:
Deadrise Aft:

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Buster Bruce Replied to John Waco Jr 1 year, 7 months ago

So great. Thanks for the comprehensive update.

1 year, 7 months ago Edited