Saturday, October 18, 2014

Savannah to Cape Canaveral

This harbor is full of  cruise ships and they are HUGE!!!! Luckily, none of them were out and about when I came in from the outside because I was so tired, I wouldn't have cared if they had got in my way. It took me just over 2 days to make the journey down and it was a fantastic sail initially however the wind died down last night and I had to motor the last 20 hours. I did try a spot of fishing again.
This time i tried a teaser, cedar plug and main squid lure all at once and i managed to land a shark. Notice the foul hook.
Even though it would  of made a yummy breakfast I decided to release him and let him rejoin several of his mates who were circling the boat. The dolphins were also out in force again yesterday, charging ahead of the boat.
Birds too just love to keep me company and eat moths while hitching a ride.
This one is sleeping and has tucked his head under his wing.
I did have a breakage occur my first day with the genoa track breaking in two pieces.
Winds were out of the west which meant I had to point into the wind, whereas yesterday's northwest wind gave me a pleasant downhill run.


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  2. Made a comment on an earlier post for some reason it's not showing - about trolling. Five knots is about the highest I've had any success. Under that would be better but a muscle-bound, speedy, surface predator like kingfish can be attracted. Dont' know what you catch in those waters but something like that is possible. And for trolling at speed, try both poppers and divers (large lures with lips designed to make it dive below the surface or to keep breaking the surface - they also carry multiple large hooks so the chances of foul hooking increase, as you've discovered). But it's a method that can try your patience, even when relatively close to boils. Best just hang 'em off the back with light ratchet (to make a noise) then go do something else...

    1. Try your patience is right. But I figure I am not doing anything else so I might just as well stick my fishing gear out. I thought I was going too fast at 5 knots but according to the internet, the best way to catch tuna is at 8 knots. One would be too much for me to eat anyway.

  3. Only removed the earlier version because of a spelling mistake - now corrected!!

  4. Welcome Peter. Where in the Port are you?

  5. Glad you're making such good progress. You have more sail time than most. As you make you're way south, remember to never cross the stream with a wind that has a north component, i.e., no NNE or NW or such. Good sailing.

  6. Thanks Walt. Touch wood, I haven't yet met any really bad weather. Fortunately I have no timetable so it is easy to pick and choose the good days.