Fishing in the Jumentos
04 April 2009 | Water Cay, Bahamas
We have been anchored here for 3 days eating the seafood we catch every day. Today Nathalie asked "can we eat meat today" so our catch went into the freezer. We will try and add to that tomorrow so we will have some available should the weather not be cooperative when our friends arrive on the 11th. Hopefully the weather will be great and we can bring them down here to spear some fish for themselves. For those of you that don't have the google plug in I suggest you download it, a very small application and you will be able to get a good sense of how remote an area this is.
We arrived in the busy town of Georgetown and took off the next day for the Jumentos. There are 80 miles of unhabited islands where only a few of the very numerous winter cruisers adventure themselves.... And it was splendid.... The wind finally layed off , the water got warmer and we were able to spearfish everyday!
It was great, we found some groupers, hogfish, lobster (before the season ended) and conch, and lots of queen triggerfish but we are not interested in those (Gaston on the Tuamotus would Love those, he was always getting the green parrot fish for Lunch in the Pacific, here in the Bahamas, they would not touch it for nothing in the world!).
We also met a nice couple on a catamaran, he is 77 and him and his wife (both pilots) just spend their time either sailing their catamaran, driving their Rv or flying on a little plane they just built... the energy some people have is amazing (by the way she was an amazing spear fisherwoman, got more fish and lobsters by herself than the four of us!).
We are on our way back to Georgetown to wait for the arrival of Amy and Dave , our friends from Colorado, we sure hope to have a nice sail to the Jumentos with them as well.