We got back from the fishing trip last night about 11:00 p.m. PawPaw reeked of fish and salt water. He took a shower and went directly to bed, then up this morning for duty at 5:00. No pictures to upload yet, but we'll take care of that this evening.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable trip. The water was calm, with just enough gentle swell to remind us that we were onboard a boat. The fishing was excellent. 15 fisherman took 88 keepers, mostly snapper (both red and mangrove) with a few grouper, grey triggerfish, and one huge lemon fish (cobia) in the catch. We also caught black-tipped shark, but none were eligible as keepers.
The deckhands were magnificent, taking wonderful care of the passengers. They baited hooks, took fish off the line, cleared snarls, and gaffed fish as required. The fact that the deckhands were obviously young, fit, and bronzed did little to dampen the spirits of the (mostly) female passenger list. The crew also cleaned the fish, so when we left the dock, we had cleaned fillets ready for cooking.
All in all, a wonderful experience. More later this afternoon, when I can download photos.