|A happy man!|
The skipper jumped up from his book with a look of extreme excitement, "A fish! It's a fish! I've caught a fish!" He ran to the back of the boat and started wildly pulling in the line while unfastening the life lines on the back of the boat.
Me, in my role as safety officer, had to say in the calmest, but sternest way possible, "put on your life jacket and safety tether first". "But I'll lose the fish!" he exclaimed while still unhooking the back lines. "No you won't. I'll hold it...go on". And then the drama of landing a small tuna unfolded.
All I could think of as I saw all that blood in the water was the movie 'JAWS'. You know the scene when the shark comes bites the back of the boat and the hero says, "We're going to need a bigger boat". Luckily that didn't happen and it looks like we're having fresh tuna for dinner tonight.
There were so many other things I was going to blog about tonight but the Captain catching the fish certainly made everything else fade into insignificance. Here's a quick pictorial of what's been happening over the last couple of days.....
|The anchorage in Cape Upstart bay - very pretty. The clouds brought a lot of wind during the night but then it calmed down to nothing today.|
We are currently anchored in a place called Cape Bowling Green. The actual Cape itself is nothing more than a very large and low sand spit encircling a huge shallow "lake" from the ocean. We motored as far down into the area as we felt we could go because it is so shallow and dropped the anchor. It feels like we're just stuck out here in the middle of nowhere. Off tomorrow to Magnetic Island.
OH...one more thing! I baked another loaf of bread yesterday and it came out perfect!!! Thank You Amy for the honey and yeast tip. AND Ian P. you'll be glad to know I followed your instructions implicitly. THANK YOU BOTH!