11. October 2012 · Comments Off on Passage Day 1: Cascais (Portugal) to Porto Santo (Arquipelago da Madeira) · Categories: Posts

Had my last run on the beach for about 4 or 5 days. It all depends on the winds.

The humans are fickle about winds. They do not want the winds too strong and then moan when they are too light. We are sailing along with the foresail (front sail) poled out and averaging 4-6 knots. We all hope this will continue.

Being at sea is ok when the weather is like it is today. The sun is shining and the waves are not too bad. But best of all we can catch tuna! I get so excited when they catch one. I know sashumi is on my menu. They have even caught me licking the dying fish in anticipation. They have caught one 6 lb tuna so far on the ‘lucky lure’.

Now if I tell you what the humans lucky lure is…you have to promise to keep it a secret…and not tell another soul. Can’t have you other dogs and humans catching all my tuna. The ‘lucky lure’ is a plastic yellow and blue squid trailing a hook on a 4 m clear leader. But here is the secret: tied onto the end of the squid lurer is another 3 m of clear leader with a silver spoon. Two lurers for the price of one! We have had fish grab both. There is a smallish weight added to the start of the first leader just to keep them below the surface.

Needless to say, with fair winds and good fishing, the humans will be dinning in style…and I am sure I am invited. 3 or 4 more days to go.

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