Maybe, just maybe, I can be caught up just enough by next weekend to spend a little time out of the office.  Is it the light at the end of the tunnel or is it a train?

The Scouts are catching fish.

cuba Liveaboard Schooner Conch Pearl’s morning catch.

Captain Harry Fink on S/V Gypsy Wind reported that last week’s Coral Reef Sailing crew caught 365 fish.  A Sea Exploring adult leader came into the office yesterday saying his crew on the Spirit of Independence caught so many mahi-mahi that they got tired of it.  There are a LOT of other fish crazy captains at the Florida Sea Base.  The Scouts are catching fish.

Sailing Director Captain Luke Knuttel went fishing yesterday (his day off) to see if he could cash in on the action.  He told me that we went out to about 800′ of water, killed the engine, sat adrift in calm water and caught mahi like nobody’s business.  He was kind enough to bring me a very nice fillet last night.


The Atlantic basin is quiet.  There is another potential system in the Eastern Pacific but it is moving west into the open ocean.  And locally it is definitely summer.  When I came aboard Escape late yesterday afternoon it was 95° in the main salon.  I hosed down the deck and cranked up the a/c.  It had cooled to 85 by bed time.

Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Aboard S/V Escape

One Response to “TRAIN OR DAYLIGHT?”

  1. Jonathan Warner says:

    Looks like the makings of a hearty Luau!

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