The youngest of our five sons ("Curly") flew down for the weekend for some R&R. He wanted to do some fishing while he was here. Sunday morning it was still 'lumpy' out in the deep blue, but the morning started out looking pretty good:
We trolled around outside the reef for about two hours before having to get back so that Curly could catch his flight back to the US. Fishing wasn't great, but he did manage to hook up a couple baby Yellowfin Tuna. We would have thrown them back, but something big was hitting them on the way to the boat and they would not have lived, so we kept them. Dooley the Demented Dog kept an eye on them, just in case they needed biting.
Finally right before we had to head in Curly hooked up with a small Skipjack. A lot more fight than the baby tuna. But a lot messier to deal with too.
We kept that one back in the motor splashwell, to make it easier to hose down later:
We get mixed reports on eating these. Trish says they are good, so we will probably try it out. Its in the freezer now along with tuna and wahoo. (Ahi and Ono for the Polynesians among us).
The dog was such an insistent pain about biting the tuna we had to lock them in the cooler. He took that in stride. If there's fish in the cooler and he can't reach the fish... he figures he can cover the bases and bite the cooler. You never know when a cooler full of fish might turn on you:
We had wanted to go out fishing Saturday when we didn't have a flight to catch, but it was just too rough to be comfortable for long in the smaller boat. So we ran Curly out to the house site to show him the progress since he was here last:
There's just something about that spot at the end of the pergola. I guess that was the whole idea. It's kind of cool to have a house with a built-in scenic overlook.
The new sliders are much more mirrored than we had realized, which is going to help enormously in keeping the house cool in the hot months. Its a bit disconcerting when you walk past them though. They are going to make parties on the patio look crowded. I can see a few people trying to start conversations with the sliding doors as a real possibility.
Progress continues, albeit too slowly for us. The patio has been delivered:
(obviously, some assembly required)
We took both vehicles out, since we had different errands to run afterwards. This is going to become an increasinly familiar sight to us, without the rockpile, of course:
That pretty much took up most of our weekend. I had some modifications to do to the Land Rover's new swing-away tire carrier. We also took a trip to the boatyard and checked on the progress with our own boat. We finally got the word this morning it should be back in the water early this week. We should then be able to get back into the fun stuff, finally.