Calamare, Mahe Mahe and Oceania 02.12S96.56W

Salsa af Stavsnas
Ellinor Ristoff Staffan Ehde
Tue 21 May 2013 10:22
Breakfast: Home made yougurth with banana and mussli (Yes Ellinor sets a new yougurth every day for the next day)
Lunch: Right before descition was to be taken on what to eat a poor Mahe Mahe (4-5 Kg) took a bite on our rubber octopus, within 20 minutes it was served with cous cous  and fried food bananas
After that the line was rigged for another fish, we had to much luck. Whoever that took that rubber octopus was so big it pulled out the entire line from the rod within 10 seconds and SNAPP! off it went.
So I picked up the reel with spare fishing line to reload the rod and realised the first 50 meters where set as hand line for fishing from the boat. So I had to let that out before cutting it off and use the rest in the rod. Why not try one of the squids I picked up on deck this morning? We had about ten in the fridge. Saved because we learned from Sirius that they could be prepared in a seafood pasta (recipe from them further down).
So I let the squid out on a big hook and Erika and I started to load the reel with new line. After 10 minutes the bungy was stretched out and we pulled in another big nice Mahe Mahe!
Dinner: Cooked rice, Ratatui and Mahe Mahe dipped in a Louisiana mix, very good!
What is the different between an Ocean and a Sea?
Right answer is
An Ocean has currents.
Here the current is great, because it makes us feel like we are good sailiors. we run at speeds between 7 and 9 knots in a 12-14 knots wind!
The waves have been a bit bigger today, catching us from the side, but far from uncomfortable.
We have the wind from the side wich makes this passage fast so far, we have made 170 nM on the second 24 hours
And here is the mail from Sunrise with the recipe on Calamares found on deck:
......Yes the squid was quite fun.  We took the body and tentacles, cut into 2-3cm pieces, minus the head, guts and 'bone', dipped in egg then breadcrumbs, and shallow fried just for about 5-6 minutes.  We got 8 more yesterday, and shallow fried them in oil and garlic.  .....