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TUNA!!! and farewells.......

09 January 2011
Its now the 9th of Jan. Word has it there Is snow at home and my babe walked my mom down the driveway in 5" of the fluffy stuff in her new leather sandals, shorts and t-shirt worn home from sunny mexico, thanks Sunny Girl for taking care of mommy....what a long day you guys had!....as I swing on the anchor in 78 degree weather at 930pm...seems so unfair....guess I'll just have to suffer!

Saying goodbye to my woman and my Mom wasn't easy. The past 3 weeks just flew by as me and Sunny found our groove together on the boat and with each other here in paradise....I must have missed that memo that it would be so easy and seamless for us. Thanks Honey for making the effort and planning for our time together, unforgettable and epic it was....and we re-lived it tonight as Dad and I ate 3 rounds of leftovers all compiled on one pan, then smothered between two tortillas with Machego cheese into a quesadilla to die for!

Today Pops and I moved over to Santiago bay and prepared for a big blow supposedly coming tonight. We have 220' of chain out in 35' of water and the new snubber that Dad made today as I cleaned all the solar panels and added some open cell foam insulators to all three of the wind generator mounts as it rattles below badly in 15+ kts of wind. Then I adjusted a few other charging parameters before we mixed our late afternoon "Yacht-tales" and headed out for some spin fishing at the point. Both of us caught and released a nice bass of some kind as I have 4 packs of frozen TUNA in the fridge!!!! Yes, hold on story comes next.

As Sunny and I took the folks out for a nice afternoon sail from Las Hadas over to Santiago...we were trolling my ocean rod over a pinnacle in the middle of the bay...now me and Sunny knew it was a hot spot as I had several strikes the day before. Sure enough, on the way back (after a killer dinner thanks to my woman) we hit the rock pile and....BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!! Off the line ripped. I jumped straight up from the cockpit shouting orders to go to neutral and keep the course....cameras snapping away...here I land a beautiful 15 or so pound tuna! BAM!!!! With my girls help, it was filled and packaged and in the freezer in about 30 minutes!!!!

This boy was elated! FINALLY I bag a fish and have a story!

Tomorrow I will introduce Pops to the beach palapas here and maybe allow him to buy me a cold beer.

All for now, hope you enjoy!

Capt. Lawnboy-
Its now the 9th of Jan. Word has it there Is snow at home and my babe walked my mom down the driveway in 5" of the fluffy stuff in her new leather sandals, shorts and t-shirt worn home from sunny mexico, thanks Sunny Girl for taking care of mommy....what a long day you guys had!....as I swing on the anchor in 78 degree weather at 930pm...seems so unfair....guess I'll just have to suffer!

Saying goodbye to my woman and my Mom wasn't easy. The past 3 weeks just flew by as me and Sunny found our groove together on the boat and with each other here in paradise....I must have missed that memo that it would be so easy and seamless for us. Thanks Honey for making the effort and planning for our time together, unforgettable and epic it was....and we re-lived it tonight as Dad and I ate 3 rounds of leftovers all compiled on one pan, then smothered between two tortillas with Machego cheese into a quesadilla to die for!

Today Pops and I moved over to Santiago bay and prepared for a big blow supposedly coming tonight. We have 220' of chain out in 35' of water and the new snubber that Dad made today as I cleaned all the solar panels and added some open cell foam insulators to all three of the wind generator mounts as it rattles below badly in 15+ kts of wind. Then I adjusted a few other charging parameters before we mixed our late afternoon "Yacht-tales" and headed out for some spin fishing at the point. Both of us caught and released a nice bass of some kind as I have 4 packs of frozen TUNA in the fridge!!!! Yes, hold on story comes next.

As Sunny and I took the folks out for a nice afternoon sail from Las Hadas over to Santiago...we were trolling my ocean rod over a pinnacle in the middle of the bay...now me and Sunny knew it was a hot spot as I had several strikes the day before. Sure enough, on the way back (after a killer dinner thanks to my woman) we hit the rock pile and....BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!! Off the line ripped. I jumped straight up from the cockpit shouting orders to go to neutral and keep the course....cameras snapping away...here I land a beautiful 15 or so pound tuna! BAM!!!! With my girls help, it was filled and packaged and in the freezer in about 30 minutes!!!!

This boy was elated! FINALLY I bag a fish and have a story!

Tomorrow I will introduce Pops to the beach palapas here and maybe allow him to buy me a cold beer.

All for now, hope you enjoy!

Capt. Lawnboy-
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Vessel Name: wades aweigh
Vessel Make/Model: 1974 Irwin 37
Hailing Port: anacortes, wa
Crew: Captain Lawnboy & Dad
About: Dad (Cap'm Rich) is a retired Master Mariner...he'll forget more than I'll ever learn about the sea. Me, well let's just say I've lived a blessed life on the sea since I was just a young lad.
Extra: I bought the boat from mom & dad in 1999 and have been restoring her to current glory ever since. It's a work in progress. This blog is an accounting of my travels each winter for the months of December and January.

Who: Captain Lawnboy & Dad
Port: anacortes, wa
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