Fw: Pacific Crossing 06:53.8S 101:34.0W breaking news caught a Mahi Mahi today
Alan Franklin/Lynne Gane
Fri 17 Apr 2015 17:43
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Subject: Pacific Crossing 06:53.8S 101:34.0W breaking news caught a Mahi Mahi today
Dear Family and Friends,
12th April 2015
Apparently the other day I was so chilled I thought I was in June! So here in April, we are making good progress at around 25% of the way across. The winds fluctuate from variable and light to consistent SE at 15-20 kts. Having thought about our plans in the Marquesas, we may well take some extra days here and then sail direct to Tahiti for our flights home in early June. We think we will clear customs and immigration in Hiva Oa, where the painter Gauguin spent his last years. Yes him again, we are following in his footsteps and I do plan to go to the Gauguin museum on the island, then we think we will SE head for the island of Fatu Hiva, which has an enticing write up in the guide books.
Talking of write ups I have been asked to submit a short piece for the magazine Sailing Today, postcard home section. Hopefully it’ll be printed soon, so would love to have a copy, can someone save me one please! Needless to say its on Galapagos. One last word on the big G, where I have written seals, read sea lions, seals belong to the colder climes.
Since beginning my travels I have read and read, managing all 3 volumes of Simon Sharma’s History of Britain, his tome (all 700 pages), on Rembrandt and Rubens, not to mention several novels. Alarmingly I am now on French conversation manual, HELP! Still there is a purpose, French Polynesia, next stop. Having a daughter who speaks several languages well, my efforts have always met with derision (quite rightly) so I am brushing up on school Franglais. And then there is always that other vocabulary, sign language.
And now the highlight of the day, we caught a fish, a meal for 4, 1kg Mahi Mahi. In life these are a beautiful blue/ yellow fish. With our new rod costing over $400, you can work out the cost per gram!
All our best,
Lynne and Alan