Confession of a Rubbish Fisherman
Wed 19 Aug 2009 14:46
Position: 39:52.68N 004:18.44E
Greetings All. Since our last blog we have had Gillian's Sister Lyn and her husband Steve staying with us. As such we have been "busy" pottering around the local Calas near Mahon and have not had time to log on.
In our last blog Gillian reported that I had at last got my Tuna - TRUE - what she did not say was how! Well, not for want of trying, I have yet to join the very exclusive Tuna Club. The truth of the matter is that an Italian yacht arrived near our mooring having caught two of these fantastic fish. Both weighing in at @ 35kilos - thats big. As they were off early next morning and had already filled their fridge with Tuna steaks and because there were no other yachts near they offered one to us. What can I say? we jumped at the chance and having dined well on tuna several times we still have some in the freezer. Thus my fishing record remains feeble although I did catch and BBQ some small sardine size fish last week.
Hello F & F's. We enjoyed having Lyn & Steve with us (honestly!) We didn't do too much sailing but we explored Mahon harbour and the Isle del Aire which is where the emerald water is. Steve did a dive with Triton diving school (a bit posh arriving by yacht!) well tender from yacht! He was taken to some ancient caves and had a good time, We did lots of swimming and some snorkeling and read several books between us. Lyn had to use her sea bands one night when the swell got up and it was a bit rough -none of us slept well. It made us appreciate Cala Taulera where it is peaceful.
Lyn did a bit of reflexology on both Steve & Graham - We don't think it had quite the effect she expected! See Picture of them both!
We had an expensive night on a floating pontoon just opposite Mahon and went over for a lovely dinner on their last night.