Life & Travels Afloat in our Moody
Whilst eating supper on Wed evening at sunset, we were treated to a real show. A shoal of large fish, each about 1 metre long, came close and were leaping out of the water. Some just crashed down on their backs, whilst others arced up to about 2 metres clear of the surface. We are not sure what species they were, but suspect something like tuna, because of their dark upper bodies, light lowers and very pointed tails.
The first fish was also landed that night, not as a result of Annemarie’s skills with rod and line, but of its own accord. The flying fish was just laid out by the toerail at the stern in the morning. Anyway, that was enough encouragement for her to try out her new magic lures as we trolled along under engine, and soon after we had dorado for supper!
Last night was a stunning sail, forging ahead fast with glittering water around us. Having seen 3 boats yesterday, nothing to be seen this morning. We are broadly 280nm due north of Cape Verde heading southwest as much as we can. This is not least to avoid a storm building to the north.