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Jan 08

Like a Rolling Stone

Stéphane’s been bugging me to add music that I like to our iTunes collection. I used to love music of all kinds but for the last ten years or so, I’ve been pretty ambivalent to it; it’s not that I don’t like music, I’ve just forgotten that I love it. So I couldn’t really care less about adding “my” music but Stéphane’s insistent so I go through the gigantic music library that we got from Tom, re-discover some good songs, and move them over to our iTunes.

See, when it’s a mellow day on the water, Stéphane loves to pull the speaker out into the cockpit and add a little soundtrack to our sail. I enjoy the music but it isn’t MY music so it’s nice but it isn’t, you know, that extra something that you get when you mix an amazing moment with music that moves you.

Anyways.

This morning we’re excited about our destination- George Town: the cruiser’s Mecca. We’ve heard about George Town from the very beginning of our planning this adventure so it feels like a big day for us, to finally make it to this place. I’ve imported some of “my” music to our iTunes, it’s a calm day on the water, so we break out the speaker and crank the tunes.

The sun’s peeping out from the ocean as we head out Galliot Cut and turn south; two fishing poles off the stern, three buddy boats up ahead – Bill Roy on Providence just radioed that he caught a Mahi Mahi. The masts of twenty other sailboats further ahead jut into the sky – lots of company on today’s journey. The sun is warm and the wind is soft on our cheeks.
How could this get any better?

Just play a little Dylan and what was once just another sail is now a most fabulous memory.

 

How does it feel, ah how does it feel?

To be on your own, with no direction home

Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone

 

That’s one kick-ass simile.

It might be time to re-discover this whole music thing…

 

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Our buddy boats, leading the way.

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Time to catch some fish!

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Got one! Oops…a barracuda.

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A half-eaten barracuda at that – a shark or other bigger fish had gotten a few bites in while Stéphane was reeling him in. We put him out of his misery with some vodka to the gills.

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Relaxing and enjoying the music, the view, the day.

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Got one!

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Yes! Finally got a legitimate fish! Our first Mahi Mahi! We cooked it up for dinner that night at George Town and shared it with friends – tasty!!!

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  1. Uncle Ant

    Nice fish! What type of lures are you guys using?

    1. Stephane Hefti

      Hello Uncle Ant! We’ve been using fake skids (one blue-purple and a pink one) and a blue fish looking lure. What works best though seems to be a wooden blue and yellow lure that looks like a small mahi about 6 inches long. The blue fish looking lure has only brought barracudas so far, not sure I’ll use it much more… But we’ve mostly been spearfishing!

  2. Uncle Ant

    Ooops! Just saw the lure in the net photo – looks like a blue and white squid (almost looks like a Detroit Lions Honolulu Blue lure). Awesome

  3. Dan Trombley

    Awesome catch! How was it??

  4. Dan Q..

    Great post guys! It looks very relaxing to listen to tunes and fish off of your own boat. Let us know when you think you’ll be in the virgin islands and we’re there! Life is hectic as usual in Montrose. Ice festival is going on this weekend. The gang is going over to Lake City to climb this weekend and next, hoping to join them. Blue skies and mid 40’s, so it’s shorts weather here! LOL! Thanks for sharing the adventure. love and hugs!

  5. Phyllis

    Sara, I am pretty sure that you should write a book about your adventures some day my dear, you are quite the story teller, I continue to be captivated. Let the good times roll and let the music pave the way.

  6. dad

    Yes Phyllis, , Sara has a unique way about her writing with a little humorous kick as well !! Thanks for posting, I totally agree with YOU !!! (Not that I’m prejudiced) heehee !!!!

  7. dad

    Hey Stephane!! t
    Those are some pretty fish you caught there son, hope they taste as good as they LOOK !!!

  8. Silvia

    Tonton!
    Thierry te demande pourquoi le poisson dans le filet et tout vert-jaune et que lorsque tu le portes il est plutôt gris. Est-ce que c’est le même poisson? ou un autre?

    Et Thierry aimerait savoir pourquoi tu mets de la vodka sur le barracuda? allez-vous le manger?

    Gros bisous Sara et Tonton

    de Thierry

    1. Sara Hefti

      Bonjour Thierry!
      Le poisson qui était vert-jaune et le poisson qui était gris, c’était le même poisson! Quand le poisson morte, il oublie son vert-jaune couleur et il devenue gris.

      Nous n’avons pas mangé le barracuda. Un autre poisson a mordu le barracuda quand il était déjà a notre hameçon et il allait mourrir de toute façon. La vodka endors le poisson très rapidement.

      Gros bisous!
      Sara et Tonton

  9. Jeff

    That dorado looks delicious!

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