Sunday, June 19, 2022

Mosaic Monday #181: A Bigger Boat

As the family planned our vacation to Grand Cayman, the men finalized the details of a deep-sea fishing trip.  8 hours on a boat.  Hmmm. Not my cup of tea!!!

But they seemed to have a good time!  They all had plenty of turns in the "fighting chair".

And came back with enough tuna for more than two meals!

Check out the videos - the men also pulled in some barracuda, but they are not recommended by the locals for eating.

"You're gonna need a bigger boat." BRODY, JAWS 

So, what are the ladies to do?  Go to the spa, of course!  And enjoy the tuna!  (with plantains, and rice and beans)

December 2012 treated our family to Grand Cayman diving for the first time, and Man with Snorkel booked our dives through Living the Dream Divers.  It's hard to grasp that we have known the owners, Gary and Liz, for 10 years.  We felt an immediate affinity for them, since they are originally from the UK.  But it goes beyond that, to the way they treat their clients, like family!  They have watched our kids grow up, and we have witnessed the growth of their business.  I will write a little more about that in a future post!

For the Fiance, this was his first time diving after he achieved his certification - a special moment!  Man with Go Pro did not take any photos the first dive - the emphasis was on making sure the "kids" had a good experience - even for our children, it had been five years since they had been diving!  (Spousal Unit and I, having arrived a couple of days ahead, already had two dives under our "weight" belts!)  So, the photos I share below were taken over two days and several dives.  Enjoy!

Check out the video of the Green Moray.

I am obsessed with Porcupinefish.  Maybe you can see why in this video.

All this hard work (!) diving makes everyone hungry.

And puts big smiles on all the faces!

"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul."  ROBERT WYLAND

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  1. ...I want both of my feet on the ground at all times!

  2. Made me think of flying to the Bahamas many years ago. We acted on the phrase, "your gonna need a bigger boat," but we actually didn't. We sold the 30' twin motor Baylines for a 24 footer. It's easier to handle and enough room for our small trips out on the nearby ocean. - Margy

  3. There's a whole world under the waves.

  4. Hi Angie...I hope you are doing well. I would get sea sick out on the water, but I so enjoy good fresh fish. Those tacos that you all had looked delicious. My oldest daughter has been to the Grand Caymans and loved it. It seems that we shall never be able to travel again, but not letting go of the dream. Take care and stay safe~

  5. What a wonderful vacation! My husband has done deep sea fishing in Key West and he caught a giant "wahoo" fish that fed the many people in his group that evening. He brought it to a restaurant that prepared it two ways. I toured Hemingway's house while he was fishing. I loved the scuba diving videos too!

  6. He who fishes in boat for 8 hours catches fish. =) I always think the world below the sea is beautiful. Lovely family photo, Angie.

  7. This is the next try to send a comment.

    Yes, I loved to be on a boat. We made holidays on the River Shannon. And ... by the way, we had 'Anglerglück', too.


    Have a good week.

  8. Hello Dearest Angie; My husband LOVE fishing & sometimes he fishes alongside the seashore. He has handicap on his right leg, but it doesn't matter fishing that way p;-) He looked really envious for the GREAT time with all the family (^^♪) I wonder how wonderful diving is.  Lots of Love; Miyako from Japan.

  9. Hello,
    Your Cayman trip sounds wonderful, fun times for your family. The food and fish look delicious, I love fish tacos. Take care, have a great new week!

  10. I hope you swam with the stingrays!

  11. It all looks so wonderful, Angie. I'm sure a good time was had by all!

  12. Fabulous! I didn’t realize you knew the owners and that they are Brits! Brilliant! The food looked very tasty! Great family traction now!

  13. Dear Angie,
    wonderful shots, wonderful memories!
    My husband learned to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef a long time ago. I can't dive myself - but for me 8 hours on a boat would be heaven! (Even if I'm not a good fisherwoman ;-)
    Have a great week!
    Hugs, Traude

  14. I love that last quote and I LOVE the sea! I've never been diving but you can sure see a lot more down deep in the water. The fishing looks like fun too but I would need some help if I caught anything! What a fun trip you had! I'm so happy for you!

  15. You certainly enjoyed a wonderful trip.
    Great photographs and video.

    All the best Jan

  16. What an amazing trip. Nice to enjoy spa stuff while the men fished. Fun times, too, under the sea! The family that dives together...

  17. Those family vacations are always the best and leave the best memories and then to record it in your post here it will be so much fun to look back on it later.

  18. Have a good week Angie


  19. It’s not my cup of tea either but they obviously enjoyed it.

  20. Very nice. What a great vacation.

  21. Oh Angie, what a marvelous vacation you had with your kids. I've not been diving, but snorkeling was a fascinating experience for me, in the Caribbean - all that wonderful life beneath the surface! Thanks for sharing your adventures.

  22. What a great outing for all of you. The fishing would be great but I can tell you I don't do well in the open sea on a boat. The diving looks spectacular. The water is so clear and look at all the fish!

  23. I can understand why you might not eat a porcupine fish but not eat a barracuda. Perhaps I need to google that? I thought it to be a shark. Fishing versus shopping? no contest.

  24. Wow, beautiful photos and videos too. What a great trip with family and so many fun activities. Thanks for also including food photos...looks so good. I hope the ocean looked clean.

  25. what a wonderful trip and memories. Excellent photos and videos, Angie. Thanks for sharing!


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