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06 July 2015

Sailfish, Carriacou and Zika

08 March 2016 | Carriacou
We had a great plan for spending a few weeks away from Grenada in Trinidad and Tabago. Tabago for fun, and Trinidad for shopping.

Unfortunately our plans changed. First, the windless (that we use to raise the anchor) seized up. It took Mark a whole day to fix it. At the same time, I started feeling very tired, achy and a bit feverish. We're both pretty sure this was Zika. We left, already a day later than we intended, and not entirely sure if going all the way to Tabago made sense. Then 90 minutes out, Mark caught this beast! He landed it all alone, while I was asleep below. It's hard to tell from the picture but it's 6ft long and over 100lbs.

With so much fish on board, we decided it made more sense to head to Carriacou and share it with friends. Carriacou is also a shorter sail and has a good doctor (just in case). So we gave away lots of fish to grateful friends, had some people over for fish dinner and even canned some of it.

Now, after 4 days of non-stop sleeping, the Zika seems to be mostly gone. While I had it, I was so tired I barely had the energy to eat!

Carriacou is beautiful as always. Trinidad and Tabago will just have to wait for next time.
Vessel Name: En Passant
Vessel Make/Model: Kelly Peterson 44
Hailing Port: Grenada
Crew: Mark Norman, Lisa Paton
Mark has his RYA/MCA Yacht-master Ocean license and does yacht deliveries, charters and is an ASA Sailing instructor. He spent his pre-sailing life as a marine biologist in Ireland. Lisa has crewed on several yacht deliveries and is an Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) member. [...]
En Passant's Photos - Main
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Created 24 January 2016
July 2015
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Created 28 July 2015
From our times together in Grenada. Some of the photos are from before Lisa joined En Passant as permanent crew.
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Created 8 June 2015