Blood On The Deck


So far the past week has been very quiet and peacful. But yesterday I pulled my crabpot out of the water and I had caught SEVEN crabs!!! (one of which was a soft shell Yummm). But these crabs did not come out of the pot without a fight. My dad, whilst retrieving them, got pinched three times through the heavy duty glove he was wearing and dripped little spots of blood all the way back to the boat.
We he got done cleaning it, we fried up the soft shell (again, yummm) and ate it while the others were boiling. So that night, we had a wonderful dinner of crab enchiladas.

My dad and I are off to Beaufort today (sadly not in our boat) because an engineer is on board installing our new refrigerator system. So I'll try to post some pictures tomorrow of whatever we see on our little adventure.

Until later,
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A Fin Off the Port Bow!


My Dad and I went fishing today and guess what we saw?
There had to be at least fifty of them, but here a few that we got really close to.

Sweet, eh?
I was positive that one was gonna get a little too curious and give us a little nudge, and these guys were HUGE. They had to average about ten or twelve feet (which is about how big our dingy, the boat we were in, is).
But, my nervousness was proved unneeded and the Dolphins were soon on there way.

Also today, I had another close encounter with the elusive Stingray that I've been trying to catch.
So close, in fact, that my Dad actually touched in with our gaff (a pole on which a very wicked a large hook is attached), but at the last minute the Ray pulled away and we were not able to get it.
But I am positive it'll be back.

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A Stormy Beginning


I have finally decided to start my blog again and I figured I should start it the same way I started the last one.

...It was a dark and stormy night...

Haha, just kidding. But I am starting it with the first storm that we've had since we got back on the boat in Oriental, North Carolina (a little pea sized town on the NC coast). The storm we just had isn't as big as the one that I first posted about, but still pretty wicked.

To give you a sense of how sudden it was, here is a pic looking in one direction (away from the storm cloud):

And here is looking in the other direction:

I'm standing in the exact same place in both pictures.
I also have a video clip of the storm approaching and eventually hitting us.
'Twas very wet...

I didn't have the best Camera so the quality isn't that great. But it's better than nothing.

The storm passed over pretty fast (seeing as it was moving 25 miles per hour), and we were soon back out on deck to watch it fly away into the horizon.

Here's a pic of it as it zoomed over our mast:
Weeell, anyways. nothing much else has happened since we got back on board. Except the sighting of about ten thousand jellyfish and three big stingrays (which I am hoping to catch one).


P.s. I will be blogging as much as I can. But for a definite, I will try to always blog on Monday. Unless I am battling the evil creatures of the deepest darkest abyss and cannot get internet.