Monday, December 30, 2013

December 30, 2013.

We've been enjoying the new underwater camera that Santa brought us. The larder was full so we spent a few days in the water stalking fish and lobster and taking their pictures rather than their lives.
Queen Triggers taste great but are just too pretty to kill
It was kinda weird but fun. I'm sure the lobster enjoyed it more.
Spiny Lobster

The Fine Lions moved into the neighborhood so when they went fishing I tagged along to take some action shots.
Steve pokes a lobster
It was fun but watching someone else kill shit was wearing on me.
Hide and seek, lobster style

Tomorrows New Years Eve and there will be a gathering on the beach and Christy wants to bring her Lobster Salad.
An Octopus chillin' under a coral head
The problem is that we've been eating lobster but not hunting them. You can't eat photos.
Moray eel
So this morning I got the green light to go out and actually kill something.

I like to methodically hunt a section of the cay at a time. We've done several sections but hadn't touched my personal favorite yet.
Its hard to be lady like while getting lobster off the spear
Steve and I were in the water by 0900 and Christy & Kim manned the dinks as we swam along checking coral heads and ledges.

We covered a lot of ground and were back at the boat by 1100 hours. Steve took 9 bugs and a Hogfish while I grabbed 8 bugs and 3 Hogs.
Obviously, after sharing my favorite spot with the Fine Lions I'm going to have to swim over tonight and kill them.  This saddens me but Hey, we all had a great day.
I've decided to kill 1 Lionfish for every lobster I take....


Sabrina and Tom said...

Santa did good with the camera. Enjoy the new year lobsta killer!

S/V Veranda said...

You too. Sail safe.

Pat and Joan said...

Lots of good ways to fix the Lion fish. They are supposed to be very tasty.
Happy New Year
Pat and Joan

Steve said...

Bill, when I was working, I held a Top Secret/SCI clearance, and I consider this location more important than any of that other stuff!

JesseandGinny Price said...

Great Photo's - Thanks for sharing.

Happy New Year and Happy Hunting!

S/V Veranda said...

P&J, they are tasty but just too dangerous to take a chance so I just kill them.

Okay Steve, you get a pass. I know you can keep a secret

J&G, thank you, its my pleasure

S/V MutulFun said...

Oh now I feel really bad for shooting queen triggers.

S/V Veranda said...

Randy, I wouldn't feel bad about taking a Queen Trigger. Theres just so many fish down here in the Raggeds that I can afford to be picky.