My first catch of fish in my life, two on one line!
The forecast for today was 15-25 kn headwinds all day, nothing inviting at all to paddle.
We decided to stay dry, and I was typing all morning on my blog updates. We were both sitting quite comfortable in the back of our van and were busy on the computers.
Around lunchtime it was boat-check-up time, and we did some repairs here and there, including inserting new parts for the rudder set up which was a bit worn out from my every day’s (ab)use.
The boys were happy to do some fishing late afternoon, and I was taught first time in my life how to set up a fishing rod and how to hold it! I even caught some of the about 30 fish of the day’s catch! Single fish, two on one line…it seemed to be easy! Rex’s eleven year old daughter Kayla was happy to fish, too, and quite successful as well. How I’d love to have my own 13-year old son Helge here fishing…Our catch were all about 30 cm Herrings, Whitings and Skippies.
Greg and Rex were busy filleting the catch later, and our dinner was a delicious feed of homegrown veggies and self-caught fish. What a delight!
I was reading Karel’s weather forecast later on my sat-phone, and there was nothing good for the next days…Wednesday and Thursday minimum would stay with 20-25kn headwinds, then we’ll see…
Text message from Freya via satellite phone:
No paddling today and tomorrow. Too ugly, too uninviting headwinds.