Sailing Around The World

Day 4 Galapagos to Marquesas Islands 5/3/13

I only had a few hits on the fishing rod today but the last one is one to remember. I was working on sharpening my knifes down in the galley when Adam screamed for everybody to get up on deck. Not sure what could be so important as Dragonsbane was sailing normal and we didn’t hit anything in the ocean. I rushed up on deck and looked in the direction of his pointing finger and saw a big pod of whales swimming by. Then my fishing reel took off like a bat out hell and was screaming. I rushed to it and increased the drag. I looked behind the boat and I had caught a whale, not a little whale but a very big and blue whale. I was surprised and for once hoped that my hook would pop off. I pulled really hard and it did pop off. I thought that I would never catch a whale until today. I think that could have been my chance but I am trying not to catch things bigger then my boat. Although I could have said “you should have seen this fish I caught, it was so big you couldn’t even fit into the boat”! So that was the real excitement for the day and we all started our French Lessons today. Nothing like being in a new country and not understanding anything that is coming out of there mouth. All I really need to know “is where is the bathroom”, and “I want a huge BEER, please”. Other then knowing that you are just trying to show off!

Current Location: 3deg 39.1min South, 96deg 37.0min West

Good Luck and Goodnight,

Jacques

3 responses

  1. Maggie

    Ha. Congrats on hooking a whale… Goes to show Mother Nature does have a sense of humor, because it doesn’t get bigger than that.And if you find yourself ever needing to sing “Frosty the Snowman” in French, I’m your girl.

    May 4, 2013 at 2:59 am

    • Yeah, they say you can catch Moby dick but I at least saw the Dick that snapped my line!

      May 23, 2013 at 2:35 am

  2. peter engel

    None of the French I know could you use. They would probable hit you. Well good luck on the fishing. Our season just opened in Wis.

    May 7, 2013 at 2:12 am