Day 9, halfway and another stickface

Moxie - Beck Family Adventure
Mike, Denise, Asia and Aranya Beck
Tue 29 Apr 2014 16:32
29 April 2014 noon (UTC -6)
07.20S 115.11W

WIND E16-20 gusting 30 occasionally COG 252 SOG 8.5

Job half done, 1500 miles to go. Sudoeste invited us to their half way party and well I'm pretty sure we were the first to arrive (a day and a half late) but they'd already packed up and left, bloody Kiwi's. Nevertheless we will be celebrating with coca cola and some yummy marshmallow slice that we made yesterday.

I will concede that today is actually a bit rough, some reprieve from school is on the cards.

3 fish on yesterday, 1st totally spooled the penn 6.0, the 2nd straightened the hook, 3rd unlucky punter met Denise armed with gaff at the boat. Another marlin landed, I know I said we'd release the next one but it seems Denise missed the memo. To be fair we were doing 9 knots so getting a tissue shot from which he'd recover was always going to be difficult. Grabbing the bill impossible without stopping. Unfortunately he got the gaff through the gut so there was no point releasing him to the sharks. A small (for marlin) 18-20 kilo fish (at a guess). We have now overflowed the freezer so it's fish fish fish on the menu for foreseeable future.

Nothing heard from Elena, where's our story?

Mike, Denise, Asia and Aranya Beck
SV Moxie