16:42.79S 151:02.35W Fare anchorage, Huahine Saturday PM 10th May
Just before arriving at Huahine, Colin had a bite from a fish, thus finally
christening his expensive fishing tackle bought ages ago in Pape'ete. This
fish was a new type for us, eight pounds in weight, long and with big teeth.
After anchoring near the tiny town of Fare we had a run ashore then invited
the crew of 'Viva' over for a fish supper.
Soon after, small niggling doubts surfaced about the species of fish we had
in the fridge. After the photographs were checked we realised that this fish
was not the very excellent wahoo as we first thought. It was a barracuda.
Barracudas being reef predators are unfortunately a bit prone to poisoning
people with ciguatera.
The fish fillets were gently released back into the wild and 'Viva' took it
quite well that they had to have canned tuna.
Jean has had a contact lens stuck on the side of her eyeball all day after
falling asleep with them in. Most of us have had a go at poking at it but it
remains stuck and now she's in denial that it's there at all.
We had a visit to a pearl farm this afternoon. Apparently some of the
oysters die after having a pearl nucleus irritant of Mississippi mussel
shell inserted into their gonads. Are we surprised?
Perhaps Jean's contact lens will turn into a pearl.