I had a question about the cost of the ferry…it varies depending on when you book and what kind of deals they are running. I went with Jadrolinija and booked online. They claimed to be running a 20 euro one-way sale on all ferry tickets, but the only seats available were deck class. I think I wound up paying about 80 pounds (I know, not a backpacker budget) for my bed, but I want to say it can be done cheaper.
As for that weird food – don’t think it will happen tonight, but I’ve got all week in various islands. I’ll ask my guide on the boat for some unusual local recommendations.