Mutton snapper getting bigger
We had several good dinners off this fish.
I think this island is trying to kill me. First it was a close encounter with smugglers a few years ago. Then it was the crash landing here at the airport last year. A couple days ago it was an encounter with a tornado.
Audrey and I had just pulled up to the dock and were quite happy as I had caught a wahoo on a fly rod. Audrey was cleaning the fish on the boat. Gogie was on the dock and said to look at that little twister to the north. At first I thought it just a dust devil or whirl wind. A few seconds later Gogie yelled to get off the boat. I Iooked up and this thing was heading right for us. I jumped on the dock and pulled Audrey on the dock when it hit. It picked up my boat just like a feather and flipped it upside down in the harbor.
I was sick looking at my boat floating upside down out there. I was sure the engine would be ruined by the salt water and who knows what other damage.
With the help of several locals we got it close to the dock and flip it upright. I immediately called the local boat mechanic. He flushed everything out, drained the carbs, took the starter apart and cleaned it, squirted fresh water in the cylinders. After a couple hours of doing this we put it all back together and fired it up. I was amazed it started. Austin said to put lots of oil in the gas to lube the cylinders good. I did all that and I lucked out that is running fine now.
So I wonder what next mishap will be heading my way. It don’t matter, cuz they ain’t gettin rid of me.