Saturday, 20 May 2023, 09.00 LT, 11.00 GMT
Sat 20 May 2023 12:45
Now the real stuff. We’ve sailed over 1700 miles since leaving Tortola and the ocean has been empty. No sign of life, no fish. Yesterday Maggy spotted a whale and late afternoon a school of Striped Dolphins swimming of our bows. We’d been seeing Portuguese Men of War for two days. Then this morning there’s was a load whine as the fishing line spun out with a fish. Paul fought it for 10 minutes and then the line went slack. The fish had got away. The lure had teeth marks and one of the hooks was semi-straightened out. Then Bang, we had another. Almost alongside with a big yellow fin tuna. He got under the boat, the line caught the rudder and he got away. That’s two in less than 2 hours. Third time lucky?
720 miles to go - 6 days to 12, who knows.