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At sea: Spanish Mackerel

July 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Wind eased late morning and we were about to shake out a reef when we caught a 11 lb spanish mackerel.  The elastic shockcord played it very well and it was about dead by the time we had slowed the boat and had pulled him in.  I pulled in the tow generator before we recovered fish, will need to ask other boats if that is necessary.

Mary did some amazing dishes with raw tuna and lime juice with our last fish.  Looking forward to this one.  Limes were in season on the Marquesas so we have quite a few.

Squalls overnight with heavy rain chased me below several times.   Black clouds easy to see even though no moon.

Tuamotus are daylight entry only and best at slack tide, will have to adjust speed and/or choice of island soon.

Position: [-13.036,-143.188] 13°2’S 143°11′ at 16:00 Sun 19th local, 02:00 GMT Mon 20th July
24hr run:  159 miles by GPS
234 miles to Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands. ETA at 6 knots: 08:16 local 21st July
Wind: East force 4 Sea: Lumpy with E, SE and S swells

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg