Day 2 - 13:37N 066:35W
Chsalonina - Chizol
Chizol has now been sold to sail around again
Wed 27 Jan 2010 15:14
Well a big swell and some waves that twist us around but a good day and night and it gave us 173nm for the day. Well yesterday afternoon we went fishing and hooked a very large marlin from the look of it and my experience of sail fish with David Findlay it could have been about 60lbs Jumped clear of the water 3 times shaking its head and after taking with it some 500 meters of line left me with a few meters of line on the rod - so sad that such a magnificent fish now has a hook, lure and 500 meters of line dragging - reeling upsetting as he will not be able to hunt in that state.
Today the sea state was much better and was a lovely day travelling at 6-7kts with gusts giving us 8-9kts for a while
I went fishing again and blow me his brother came on and had several attempts to eat the hook but when I saw the size of the fish I reeled in the line as fast as I could and narrowly missed hooking him - I have no doubt the same problem would have occurred as I had only some 100 meters of line left - are there no small fish in the Caribbean Sea!
The forecast tonight is the same as today so should prove to be beautiful with the moon growing day by day - a full moon by the end of the week.