Friday, November 18, 2011

Leaving Lady Musgrave (again)...

Yesterday we were up and away, leaving Lady Musgrave Island bright and early in the morning. She really looks lovely out there in the middle of the ocean, and I am already looking forward to going back.

It was a great trip down to Bundaberg, we were sailing along beautifully with the main and screecher out, and a boat speed of up to 10 kts. It was exhilarating, and Nick and I were patting ourselves on the back over how much fuel we were saving.

We saw dolphins on the way, and they joined us at the bows, but I reckon we were going too fast for them as they didn't stick around for long. The shot below was the best I could do, with everything lurching about up there (including the dolphins), I was just doing my best to stay on the boat!

And, not meaning to sound like I'm gloating or anything, but we might have caught another beautiful (105 cm, 7.5 kg) Spanish Mackerel on the way (and we might have been patting ourselves on the back over how much money we've saved on meat recently too ;-).


Richard said...

Hey, sometimes it's like the song says:" Oh lord it's hard to be humble, when I'm perfect in every way..." Looks like you two are quite the something with all these fish. Isn't that Musgrave Island just behind your left shoulder Nick? Ya'll don't waste much time shopping for dinner. Enjoyed all the photos. The water looks beautiful.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Sam, it's been a while since I have caught up but it looks like you have been having an amazing time. The sea looks so blue and the views look spectacular. And those fish that you have been catching - wow!!

I have been away on holidays in Bright, in NE Vic, but are now back and busy with Christmas cards. I am doing a few card samples for a scrapbooking store in Bright which is fun. Can't believe how quickly the year is flying by and it only seems like last month I was packing away the Christmas decs!

Are you having Christmas on the boat this year?