Ok, you know what makes me tick on long passages.
What about the kids?
Well. Our little Alaskans-in-training on Galactic are very much into killing what they eat. Or at least eating what I kill for them. Check out Eric's smile in the pic above. He's about to levitate with joy.
So, while there's a lot of things that the boys seem to like, or at least accept, about being at sea, nothing fires their enthusiasm like catching a fish.
And this passage from South Africa was very good for the fishing. If nothing else, we put in enough hours of trolling to expect a few seafood feeds out of the deal.
So here are the boyish smiles that did not get away.
|Elias' first mahi mahi|
|Elias' first marlin. (We let it go.)|
|Ascension Island. The best-fishing anchorage in our 9 years of sailing.|
Not humanly possible to be any happier than these two boys.
|Eric's first-ever pelagic fish. Check out the fighting belt!|
|Wahoo for dinner! And breakfast and lunch and dinner|
and breakfast and lunch and dinner
|The mahi mahi that Elias caught for our 15th anniversary dinner|