I’d like to promise that I won’t post a photo of every fish we catch… but I can’t quite commit to that yet. It’s still pretty exciting. We caught this one today on the way from Georgetown to Calabash Bay at the north end of Long Island.
It’s only our second catch since we started out (not counting the two lobsters we speared a week ago) and we’ve improved a bit on our previous frenzy of reeling in, gaffing, dosing with vodka or rum, cleaning and bagging for the fridge and freezer. The back of the boat looked like a murder scene after the first catch.
Before we left Georgetown we stopped at the fruit and veggie guy’s truck outside a local market. He has a farm in Barraterre at the north end of Great Exuma and he brings his produce to town twice a week. We bought two huge papayas and some fresh tomatoes. Unlike the magic seedless papayas from Tasha’s mama’s tree in Little Farmers Cay these are full of seeds... but they’re just as sweet.
We’re taking off in the morning… there’s a good weather opportunity to make the two day passage to the Turks and Caicos and we’re hoping to be there in time to visit with our friends Jim and Heidi who will be there trying to forget about all the snow back home.
It’s goodbye to the Bahamas for now…. but we’ll be back.