Wednesday, August 8, 2007 - Coconut Crabs
08 August 2007 | Penrhyn Atoll, Northern Cook Islands
The bonefish were not biting today so, instead, we went hunting for coconut crabs. Three good-sized specimens were found under some coconut trees and cooked for dinner. I found them to be much like our dungeness crab but perhaps not quite as sweet. Nevertheless, it was delicious fare and the price was right. We finished off the last bottle of Bordeaux which I had brought from Tahiti. The cheap Mexican rum is still in the bilge where it may remain for a long time.
All else is well onboard. The weather was settled today except for a brief rain squall late this afternoon.