A quick wooden tray solves my meal problem. When eating in the White Turtle III I needed something to eat on when sitting in the swivel chair. I was going to put a table in the van that swiveled on a mount but honestly I did not need something so fancy. Not a huge project but one that has some memories built into it. A simple 20 minute project one night took care of my dining table. The other nice thing about it is if I want to eat on a picnic table I have a clean surface to eat on or in my reclining outside I have a table for there as well. Or if I am cooking outside it will help me carry things out.
The wooden tray is made out of some leftover maple from the kitchen counter with a small rail along the outside to keep the dishes from sliding off. The thing that I added to bring some history along are the handles. The handles are made out of some climbing rope that my dad had. I made the handles using Macramé to make them larger and easier to hold.
So far I have used it a couple times and it works great! Big enough to put a plate and glass on with room for utensils.
Sometimes the best solution is the easiest!!
I tell all my students if you want to take great nature and wildlife images sitting on the coach will do nothing to get you a great picture.
You need to get out!!!
For some this may be to a local park. Others it may be a trip across the country. And for others it may be a photo expedition around the world.