The Adventures of Zipadedoda of Dart
After a boisterous night with winds up to 28 knots, and a
good nights downwind sail. All under reefed Main and reefed poled out
We tried the Dorado last night. Jennie simply grilled with garlic salt and black pepper and a whiff of ginger. Interestingly it had a lemony flavour and the flesh was quite tough. WE have concluded that the next Dorado meal should be baked in foil with lots of salt, the way the Spanish do. It may also be that Dorado is like Dover Sole, in so much as it needs three days to settle once caught, to bring out the flavour and get the texture right. Any advice in this regard would be very much appreciated, as we have LOADS to get through!! As the freezer is full we decided not to do any more fishing on this leg as it would be a waste. (Actually, I just thought I might quit whilst at the peak of my fishing prowess….)
Now of course we have put a serious dent in out water reserves, so the water maker is now doing its thing, creating 40 Gallons per hour. It makes a hell of a racket, which is a good thing because it muffles the noise of the sails flapping in this rolly sea.
Not much more to report, other than to say it is warm (we are wearing shorts and tee shirts), but does get very cold at night. Oh and we had hoped to be on Puerto Calero by 0400 tomorrow, but based on the latest GRIB files, the wind is dropping even more and this will probably delay our arrival until nearer 1000. Which is a bit early for our first alcoholic drink for 4 days……………………hey ho