I've enjoyed this thread. The image of fresh fish pulled from the ocean or bay and grilled for dinner sounds awesome. I like the thought of trolling for fish under sail and have even net surfed to find out how to do this! Then...I think of snagging an eel....which is super yummy...grilled with a bit of plum sauce. Eel looks great on rice in little rectangle pieces. Whole, it looks like a snake. *shudders* I could probably buck up and muddle on if the eel was skinned or cut up, but that is the snag for me.
Here is what reality would look like:
Me: "Oh cool, Captain! We caught a [fill in fish or eel]."
: "Didya now! Good job! Clean it and we can eat it tonight!"
Me looking at my ghetto Annie nails: "But...my manicure!" *sees the eel and shudders*
: "You caught it! You clean it! Hop to work, galley
Me whining: "But it looks like a snake...it is still flopping....is that blood????"
I suppose everyone can see the direction this would take. Okay, so I am a baby when it comes to blood and guts. At least I can buck up when I need to tend to someone else. However, in fishing
, I can cook anything someone could catch and clean. And for the record
, the captain isn't going to catch or clean anything....perhaps an oyster
. That's about it.
I'm so impressed and envious of those of you who can do this though. Thank you all for the awesome pictures and posts.