Fishing Gear

As with our previous trips, we try to catch fish by towing 2 – 3 hooks behind the boats. While haven’t had much luck so far, we still not given up and Doug spared no expense to put the next set of tools together.

New additions to our standard set are lures that with speed dive deeper down the ocean (with our previous attempts, we believe we did not manage to keep them deep enough – despite a fair bit of weights). We also installed a rod holder, so that we can combine trawling with two hooks (one on each side of the boat that we manually pull in) with a regular fishing rod etc. Peter, Doug and John are still figuring out what reel to take along, but it should be fun.
Wasabi and soy sauce will come along, in case we catch a tuna.

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From Bermuda to Antigua in 2010

A few impressions from the trip to Antigua

Barbuda Tioga in Falmouth Hbr, Antigua Isle de Fourchue, St Barth's Land Ho!!

We flew back to Bermuda on Nov 18, stowed away the frozen meals we had prepared in Nahant, picked up sails and vang at the local sail loft and got started preparing Tioga for a longer offshore trip.
We left Bermuda Nov 19, had a perfect reach all the way and arrived in St Martin Thanksgiving day (Nov 25) just in time to celebrate the day (and end to a great trip) with a very tasty meal that Peter Davis had prepared for us in Nahant.
From there we went on to Marigot, St Barth’s and Barbuda before arriving in Antigua.

For more details in this truly perfect sail, read Mark’s account in this PDF (Mark is the editor of Cruising World):

Cruising World article by Mark Pillsbury

Mark also wrote a blog during the trip and sent daily updates with his satellite phone: link

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