This episode has it all except for Margarida. It is sad to see her go but it is for a good purpose, we need some funds for our haulout in Colombia and she is off to work and I am going to try to get some charter work. I think we all know the outcome of that. Kitesurfing as a storm approaches, spearfishing as another storm approaches and crocodile hunting, well not to eat, just to look at – they taste like $#it.
After spearing practice on the previous episode Margarida gives it a crack and goes for a hunt and gets a snapper, the hunting couple is ON! I show you our new dyneema lifelines and how to install it.
But it’s not all, watch it and have fun!
After Tampa Dad left we come back to one of our happy places, the big lagoon at Hollandes Keys.
As we are now in a wave of improvements Plukky had the brilliant idea to do some target practice so we can find out why am I missing a lot of the shots while spearing. Press play and you will find out!
Our Tampa Dad comes to stay with us and bring us some equipment too. Good on ya Dad!
We sail, we snorkel, we argue and we breakdown….yes a typical day on Freedom and we show Bill first hand. Our motor stops and we have to tow it with the dinghy. Ha, just like old times.
Margarida gets some super fins and tests them out. She slices her leg open on some coral but takes it all in her stride, well fins I guess. I test Margarida’s gun and I am bloody useless so I show you all how to shorten spear rubbers or even make your own.
Margarida finds out from some true cruisers how to make pineapple beer from the skins so she shows us all how. I can’t wait to try it.
We heard that there was to be a BBQ on one of the islands so I get to shoot a big dog snapper, wooohooo and we enjoy an afternoon bbq at the beach.
We sail to another beautiful island, one that is visited by less than 3 cruisers every year. On the way, we tow the dinghy and Margarida notices a problem. While still sailing she spiderwoman’s across fixes the problem all at 5 knots.
Payadus Island is paradise for us. We have lunch with a Guna Indian in his hut but as the sun starts to go down the anchorage becomes even more rolley so we head to Tigre Island (a traditional village) to sleep but check out the island before the sunset.
While sailing back to Sab Blas I do some scouring work on the prop – it is full of growth and then the jib loses shape – something is wrong. The Halyard for the jib gets chafed through so we resnake the halyard back, it works out perfectly.
It’s dinghy time and Margarida does the first test run, she is pleased. We both have a go and it is SWEEEEET 👌🏼 I give you all a rundown on why we got an AB dinghy.