Friday, 23 September 2016

A Record Flying Fish Haul

Carnage On Deck
Our night passage from Tobago to Grenada was memorable for setting a new record - that is, a record number of Flying Fish on deck in one evening. Ley counted 34 of the little devils initially, then we continued to find more over the next few days, secreted under lines, behind cleats and hidden by turning blocks.  What a mess they made.

To add insult to injury, one flew right into the cockpit and hit Ley on the back - lucky fish, she threw it overboard right away for another chance at life. 

As dawn broke our viewing of the beautiful Grenada coastline was interrupted by the discovery of slimy carcasses all around the boat - and in these numbers they quickly became very smelly in the sun.


1 comment:

Sue Powell said...

Wish all our fishing was that easy - course the little b's are not very edible and the ones that are don't throw themselves at you -such is life! cheers Sue