5/06/2010

Hawaii Happenings: Part Three

On Tuesday, the ladies went fishing. They chartered a boat for an eight hour sport fishing session, leaving the men to stay ashore with Tallulah. My brother is a strong person but his Achilles heal is the undulating surface of the sea. He loves to fish and go boating but it is not kind to him in any conceivable way. So we sent the ladies out with our blessings and wished them luck. And boy, did they find it. Hope got the first hit of the day and, after feeling inadequate and silly for having so much trouble turning the reel to get the fish to the boat, she ended up vindicated by hauling in a 43-pound Ono (a Wahoo for the non-Hawaiian anglers). Shannon also pulled in a 25-pound Ono and the other people on the boat hauled in three tuna. The captain was kind enough to slice up some of the fish and we enjoyed some fresh sashimi on the hotel porch that night (I just realized that we ate sushi four of the seven nights thereby almost fulfilling my decree that we would eat nothing that was cooked all week). Kyle, Miss T and I did nothing that day, selflessly contributing our energy vicariously to the ladies. What would they do without us? Catch big fish, apparently...

Shannon and Hope, Rod and Reel
April 27, 2010

Hope, when she realized "that fish is big!"
April 27, 2010

Hope and her COTD
April 27, 2010
Lt. Dan seems to be struggling a bit holding up his end...

Shannon and her COTD
April 27, 2010

5 comments:

Dave said...

Enjoying the blog posts. Pic #2 -- you haven't seen that expression since your honeymoon!

(Full disclosure -- I originally tweeted my comment to Jay, but he said he was disappointed that I didn't have the guts to post it here.)

Guess there are some insecurities there...

Jaysephus said...

Why, yes, there are. Thanks for noticing...

Paige said...

I Love IT that the ladies left the men ashore to go fishing! Go HOPE!!!!

carO__ said...

I'M TEARING LAUGHING RIGHT NOW! the humor of hopes face and lt. dan is killing me!! please more of this tomorrow!

JacquelineD65 said...

How exciting! Go ladies!!

I, too, am enjoying your posts, Jay. Thanks for sharing the excitement!