Panama: Another one!June 16, 2011
I would say that Canadians, for the most part, are a friendly, peaceful people. Our antics after the hockey game last night – celebrated over and over on BBC World Service even here in the Panamanian jungle – have our Panamanian employees cracking jokes like “Make sure the Canadians don’t burn our boat!”.
Luckily we were all distracted by a 350 lb blue marlin and forgot all about hockey. BAM!!
Here is the evidence…look at Russell hauling…
…this is what is dancing at the end of the line…
…Off the marlin goes, safely released…thank you.
Just another day here in Panama!
The handsome Dr. Plaxton also caught this dorado today…Dorado means golden in Spanish – you can see why!
Tomorrow we say goodbye to the Plaxton group, and continue our fishing adventures in our first Panamanian fishing tournament – the George F. Novey Jr. Fishing Tournament. We are fishing two boats – one with only WCFC staff competing…Stay tuned! I am hoping we come home with the top honours. The Novey Tournament is considered the official launch of the sportfishing season here, so we are very excited to be a part of it, and we’re a sponsor of the event as well.
“Never have I seen a greater, or more beautiful, or a calmer or more noble thing than you, brother.” – The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway, on the epic battle between the huge marlin and the fisherman.
Good night from Paradise,