November 2, 2008


This is the first fish caught while under sail. The fish is a bottom feeder, a starry flounder, caught with a piece of turkey near a sewage outlet in the Piper's Creek watershed of Puget Sound. Steve and I ate this fish because we were hungry. We could have eaten the piece of turkey, but we ate the flounder.
This flounder is a humbling stepping stone on the path towards the real thing. The real thing is to catch a salmon while sailing. That's the real thing -

13 comments:

kelvin freely said...

you are a dirty dog and will probably poison yourself with a red tide incident or else suffer serious illness due to sustained giardia.

title of that chapter:
Captain Curran and the Dirty Perch.

co-author: Steve "I'll eat anything" Springer.

Although, I would happily get giardia with you if I could come on the adventure. that's what this is all about. all great voyages come with gastrointestinal hardship. why should it be any different on Alizé?

curran said...

kev

i need you now more than ever
how the hell - do you get that little dipthong on the E for alize - it has evaded me

no jokes - just give me the skinny
thanks

Toddy said...

dipthong on the e?
é
ê
ë



You mean accent?
On Mac?

Accent Egu:
Option e, then type e = é
Accent Grave:
I dunno how to make it go the other way.

Toddy said...

I think, for a PC you hit cntrl+e then e again...

Toddy said...

Dipthong.
Really? No jokes?
Haven't there already been multiple things on your boat?
Ha!

Toddy said...

I mean things. DAMN!

Toddy said...

Thongs!

curran said...

really funny,

ding-dong, thing-thong

makes a big difference - one little vowell,

second of all - Alize` is the best i can do, this is not correct - it is a temporary fix - it is Alize`, in that the red beret is falling off the head, but it is still there.
no one knows how this is done on a PC, the science culture has all gone Macs except me, I am the dick. Crying out for one standard.

Toddy said...

What does 'Bermuda rigged' mean?

curran said...

it is basically, the classic type of sail rigging for a simple 30 foot boat in my price range (the lowest price range)

there is a main sail attached to the mast and boom - and then there is a head sail, or jib sail which is attached to the head stay and pulls back past the mast -

ships in Bermuda first used this set up in the 17 th century

there is a simplified picture of my set up - here



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Sloop_Example.jpg

wordweevil said...

There will be fish crowding the bilges of the Alizé soon enough. They will stink up the cabin and you will have to staunch the mutinous crew, crying, "to your posts, lads. You will eat the salmon fettuccine for dinner again tonight and you will like it!"

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