Today we fed and saved a brown pelican from the nemesis of poorly disposed fishing line. Perhaps it was even just cut as the pelican tried to take a bait. Either way he was struggling to compete with the other birds due to two stainless treble hooks, stainless leader and mono all wrapped around his beak and wings. He was unable to fly due to the web that surrounded him and the hooks that had his throat connected to his tongue. Tin asked to save him so it was but to do...
Clipping away at the leader and line
Trying to remove all the line
One of the stainless treble hooks
Success and Freedom
4:42 pm I sounded the Conch Horn as the sun set, the wind in less than 5 knots for the first time since Thanksgiving. Pasta is cooking on the kettle and freshly caught Sea Bass is waiting to be grilled. With margarita in hand the horizon is turning from orange to peach and then as always to the steel blue that proceeds the black.
Yes the sun sets in PC early! Already 4:42 and 12 days to go until winter!
Our largest Sea Bass of the season! Enough for two meals
I will attempt to keep a journal of fishing and expenditures for those budget minded cruisers, especially with children. It is so hard to cut the dock lines with the crew on board. I must play father and be responsible for the little man. Last winter it was exploration and learning. This year it is caution with a side of adventure. Trying to fit everything we need for 6 months or longer into a 27 foot boat is beyond a puzzle. Actually I am looking for a magic bag to store items into that doesn't require any space.