A travel blog detailing our sailing adventure and everything else in between.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The Lucky Fish and the Unlucky Fish
Rene's first time fishing with his new rod started with him frolicking along the beach, throwing the line in to the water for fun, not expecting anything in return. Within a few minutes of this, a flathead took the line! Rene reeled it in, unprepared for such bounty! As he floundered with the line, trying to unhook the fish, a wave came and the fish escaped – taking the lure with it! No!
Then, yesterday, we caught this mammoth Giant Trevally while trolling from the dinghy here in Island Head Creek. Wow!! You win some, you lose some.
'What is it?' The desperate look through Grant's Guide To Fishes always accompanies a fresh catch.
'Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.' Mark Twain
Anima (previously called Anhinga) is a 40 foot steel cruising yacht.
She is a Colin Childs design Kingfisher 40 cutter rig sailing ketch built in 1983 by Max & Gloria Boag in New Zealand.
She has had two prior owners (including the builders) and has circumnavigated the world. She weighs 16 tonnes and is in good condition for her age. The interior is decked out with polished Rimu and is very comfy. She is our much loved home.