|only 2 boats at anchor|
|most conch we've seen in one place. picked the largest and threw back the rest|
We went back to the reef on the outside of the rocks. We both spearfished today. I only stuck a couple grunts. But it was fun to try. I also stayed very close to the dinghy. If I caught a fish, I wanted it out of the water and in the dinghy as soon as possible. I didn’t want a bigger fish to fight me for it.
Dave spent most of his time looking for larger fish, since we had several little ones from yesterday. He ended up with a sailor’s choice (looked like a grey grunt). After cleaning all those small fish yesterday, he decided to go for bigger fish. Today he noticed an improvement in holding his breath and equalizing his ears. He’s working his way up to the “big time” spear fishing championships.
We headed back to our boat to clean the fish. But we noticed that Cracky had set up a little plastic table in the water by the beach with an umbrella. We stopped to check it out and he told us to get our fish, conch and gear and join him. So we spent the rest of the afternoon, sitting in about 2 feet of water cleaning fish and conch at beach. I even brought a couple beers for Cracky as a thank you.
|Cracky's fish cleaning station|
He gave us lessons on cleaning conch. Dave had done a pretty good job before, but he gave us a few pointers that made it easier. He had a special hammer for breaking through the shell, which was nice to borrow. We also cleaned our few fish from today.
|instruction from Cracky|
We were tired when we got back to the boat. Being in the sun and swimming most of the day makes you tired. But we loved it!