Sailing from the Canary Islands to Cabo Verde – Day 3

(November 30, 2017) It’s pure luck! We caught a fish yesterday: about a 20 pound Mahi Mahi. Lost the first fish, but the second one that we got was even bigger. It is not a Yellowfin Tuna but we are thrilled. It seemed there were a school of Mahi Mahi but we didn’t want to catch more; freezer space is an issue. Fresh Sashimi for us and both Cats. We grilled some fish for dinner. This fish is so beautiful in the ocean in colors of Aqua Marine, Blue, Green, and Yellow. Once we brought it up on the boat, the color changed to dull quickly. Not wanting it to struggle for life, we poured a bit of rubbing alcohol in its mouth. I wondered if pouring vinegar instead of alcohol will work as well. Even better taste in my mind, maybe pouring cheap wine or beer? I will find out.

Still light wind! Sailing not motoring, moving 3-4 knots. It would be nice to use a light sail (Code Zero) but we have an issue with Code Zero setup (to be welded in Trinidad in February 2018). At least we do not have the engine noise, I enjoy quiet peaceful moments. Meditation at sunrise will be clearer.

Kay Chung @0600 UTC on Thursday, November 30, 2017
GPS Position @N23’44″/W19’28”

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