“What is that noise?”
(make sure to scroll down to see our first fishing story video below)
Everyone started to look around. We were quietly sailing along Lefkas Island in the Ionian Sea doing around 6 knots. The sun was hot, the air was salty and the humidity heavy.
Our guest, Admiral Stefano, was helming. My husband was laying in the cockpit. My daughter was down below playing on the iPad and I was up on deck reading a book.
We kept hearing an odd sound every ten minutes or so. It sounded like a little kid screaming but we were too far away from land to hear people making noises.
“There it goes again….what is that?!?!?” I yelled out.
After scanning the environment I noticed that our fishing pole had a line out and something was on the end of the line! Earlier that day, Stefano put a lure on in the hopes that we might catch dinner. It was the third time we had a line in the water. None of us knew what it sounded like with a fish at the end of our line!
Suddenly, all us adults rushed to the back of the boat and the two guys took turns reeling in the line
Was it a tuna or perhaps just a plastic bag?
After a good ten minutes or so, the prize was landed – it was a Dolphin Fish (not to be confused with a dolphin!).
Stefano got the fish on board, quickly killed, gutted and cleaned it. I secretly thought, ‘Thank God I didn’t have to do that!” When I was younger I had no issue killing and cleaning a fish but now I have troubles killing a fly. The only thing that doesn’t bother me is terminating the life of a mosquito. Bloody mosquitos – I hate them.
The below video shows footage from the catch through to enjoying the incredible meal that followed
Admiral Stefano caught, killed, cleaned, cooked and served fish to us aboard Britican! Can my life get any more magical? I hope you enjoy the ‘movie’ I created so you can experience our first fish story.
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