Having spent a couple of nights in Santa Ponsa we set off to
find a nice little bay to anchor in in the general direction of Menorca. We
set off just before 10 and Richard yet again had the fishing line out. The
visibility wasn’t great and we didn’t see much as we crossed Palma bay
however… we caught a tuna!!!
There really are fish in the
We were totally stunned as we had been trying to catch
anything since leaving UK.
As it was a bit difficult to try gutting etc whilst on the
move we put the fish in a bucket of seawater and kept refilling it as the day
went on. Finally we anchored in a lovely little bay Cala Mondrago. It was
still rather windy even when we anchored but Richard was able to gut our
fish. We thought it enormous until we tried cutting it into steaks.
22 inches and 4lb 12oz !
Anyway to cut a long story short Richard managed to fillet
it and we cooked one half that evening. Sadly we were a bit disappointed
with the flavour as it tasted rather like tinned tuna but perhaps we’ll
find another recipe.
The bay we were in looked a beautiful place to snorkel as
the water was crystal clear and vivid turquoise in parts so we thought that we
would investigate that and have a trip ashore in the morning when we hoped it
would be calmer. Wrong! Morning dawned and as usual the wind had gone
round and there was also quite a swell. Time to make a quick exit.
Distance run 40.60nM Cumulative total