8th of June
Waking up to another beautiful day out here on the reef, really rubbed in how good our life choice of buying Nandji has been. Through the challenging times of learning and then those financially crisis times when things break and need replacing, it is all worth it. To watch another beautiful sunrise and sunset over a calm, smooth sea is a very rewarding feeling.
It is good to be away from it all and fending for ourselves off the ocean. This time more than ever, as we are pretty heavily dependent on our spearfishing skills to feed us. With the troubles of only having an esky with ice as a fridge this trip, that ice said goodbye a few days ago. But with all this beautiful weather in a row, why wouldn’t we stay out here. We have plenty of water so we just have to catch a feed. Which mind you, I did superbly today. I managed to get a good Spanlged Emperor and it has fed us both all day. I have been chasing these little buggers the whole time whilst out on the reef. Not only are they very tasty, but they provide a difficult challenge in spearing. Even if you use berley, trying to get close to these guys is not easy. So you could say I am stoked on my efforts.
Bonita did make a lentil soup with the remaining veges we have, all the root ones. She struggles to indulge in the delicacy of fish all day every day. Me on the other hand, no worries.
It was a welcome surprise when other yachts arrived out the reef today as we haven’t had a good weather report for a few days. As the forecast changes so often, it was good to have a chat with an older American couple that gave us a more recent report. Surprisingly enough, nothing has changed. So we are in store for another cracker of a day tomorrow, with light variable winds all day. Then on Friday, in the morning we are expecting 10 knots South East and increasing in the arvo to 15 knots. Perfect sailing weather. So we should have a good trip back to land to unload the mountains of rubbish that is building.
It has been a big day on the water exploring. There are so many reefs to check out. It is hard to get out of the water. You keep saying to yourself, what is around there, or ill just swim over to that bombie, then that one and so on. The visibility was on the improve from yesterday, which only adds to the enjoyment of diving. It is good to see the sharks coming to.
This morning a strange thing happened. There must have been a crazy amount of fish charging around us. We were having our morning coffee when Bonita noticed some splashing in the distance. We sat up and looked around, where there were fish splashing everywhere in roughly a 100m diameter around Nandji. It was something different.
So I am pretty well toasted after a day in the sun. Another one tomorrow, then its back to some sort of reality.
We still have on board, one bottle of beer, one cider, one bottle of wine and rum…
Dry June is going strong. It has been tough the last couple of days, not gonna lie. Swinging around in the hammock, watching the sunset, drinking water... Come on man…
Over and out
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