02:09.37S 093:06.42W PM Wednesday 12/3 150 miles southwest of the Galapagos
Colin caught just the one fish today but it was an 8lb tuna. To try to cut
down on the usual winch-handle blood-splattering, this one was welcomed
onboard with a shot of Bacardi in the gills. Even so, with me filleting and
Colin and Heike turning it into kebabs, it was still a bit messy and I wish
I had paid more attention while I had a sushi chef on the crew.
Grapto has been motoring all day towards the southwest in almost no wind
hoping to find the elusive SE Trades. We have little idea what the rest of
the WARC boats are up to and what conditions they have. With most of the
fleet being probably several hundred miles ahead, only a few crackly words
could be made out from the daily SSB radio net this afternoon.