Mazu - Day 2 of Leg 3 - Fish On!
So, after close to 3000 miles and Mike diligently running the fishing lines out almost every morning, trying different lures, bringing the lines back in before dusk, we have caught our second fish! The only problem was that he was sleeping at the time so Benjy is the one who landed the very handsome big-eyed tuna on deck, getting all the glory with photos to prove it, much to Mike’s chagrin..... you can, I’m sure, imagine the banter. Mike did an excellent job of filleting it without getting any fishy bits into our cabin. So, dinner tonight started with tuna sashimi with wasabi and sesame followed by seared tuna with quinoa, beets and wasabi .... excellent!
The beam reaching wind out of Santa Maria lasted until about midnight last night when we finally had to turn on the engine. We are gently sailing again now, and just hope we manage to keep ahead of the windless high that is chasing us.