01:53.33N 080:10.74W Thursday 14/02 04:26 in a squall 70 miles off the coast
Shin did a blog in Japanese for us today but it turned into a row of little
squares in the email. We'll work on the technology.
Caught a huge dorado this afternoon. At least we got it to the side of the
boat but it made a final lunge and snapped the line under the keel. It was
well over a metre long. Shin said it was "a big brudder". Can't argue with
that. So far the score is Fish: 3, People: nil. Fortunately there is still
plenty of chicken in the fridge to use up.
The weather has turned a bit unpleasant. Cool and damp with lots of rain and
the wind is no use at all. I have to say I expected something a bit more
scorchio being this close to the equator.
It's only about 120 miles more until the water starts going down the
plughole the opposite way. As none of us have sailed this far south before,
holding a Navy-style Neptune's kangaroo court doesn't seem all that
appropriate but we'll think of something suitably celebratory.