Atlantic RnR 23:43:45N 21:04:01W

Zipadedoda of Dart
David H Kerr
Fri 23 Nov 2007 00:48

It was a lovely day. Sunny with a gentle breeze.  Getting warmer by the day.


Easy and relaxing sailing, but not a lot of progress towards Antigua.………………………………..



Just gently reaching in 10 to 12 knots of true wind.


We saw a Whale’s spout in the distance and also a Sail Fish jumping clean out of the water about 300metres away.



Decided to fish all day. Used a grey and red lure for most of the day, with no luck and then changed to a yellow and green one. Within a couple of minutes we had a taker. Literally! It took all 300mtres of the line, even after I applied the brake, it just kept on running.  All gone, with a bare reel within less than a minute. I guess the sailfish might have been the culprit, but we shall never know. Mercifully I have a large reel of spare line, so we both loaded up another 400m (extra length this time for more manoeuvring time).  Then tried a red and green lure (avoided yellow), and had no takers. Still we have another 2322nm to go so there is always tomorrow……………………