Big Fat Tuna

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Danny and I were snorkeling a reef and enjoying the peacefulness and beauty, when all of a sudden two strange creatures went rushing passed us…


At any given time during your busy day if you happen to wonder what the Tanda Malaika crew are up to right at that moment, it’s guaranteed that at least a couple of us are up to something rather odd. In this case it was the Aidan and Mycah creatures ‘training’ for the next water Olympics. They will compete in the event where the athletes sprint on the ocean floor while carrying large, heavy boulders. They are both quite good at it.

We played with sting rays for a while as they kept circling us and rubbing themselves against our legs. They are so cute, as soon as they see us in the water, then swarm in like B52 bombers.

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Danny caught a big fat tuna on a cedar plug. He fought the entire way in but Danny stayed with him and finally brought him onto the boat. We have had several large fish bite right through the leaders and take our lures.

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We were sailing up to Freeport to explore it and the surrounding Cays, when the sky darkened and a funnel cloud formed right in the direction we were headed. So, we decided it’d be safest if we holed up in a safe little anchorage in the North side of Bimini.


Winds reached up to 30 knots today and thunder and lightning filled the sky, and a wonderful heavy rain washed the salt spray off our deck. Since it was dreary outside, after Emma completed her school work she made a wind chime from shells and sea glass she’d collected. She did a beautiful job.

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We also did some organizing and then watched sea planes take off right next to Tanda Malaika.

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This evening for dinner I made Chicken Tiki Masala with beetroot salad on the side, and blueberry cobbler for dessert. After that we watched ‘The Patriot’period together as a family since Mycah is busy studying about that time in her US History class.

It’s expected that tomorrows weather will be much like today’s, so we will probably stick around here till Friday morning. The veggie boat arrives tomorrow sometime, so we will stock up on some fresh fruits and vegetables.


6 thoughts on “Big Fat Tuna

    linda govatos said:
    March 31, 2016 at 3:54 am

    You make the most wonderful sounding meals.


    Dan said:
    March 31, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    The crew of No Expectations enjoyed meeting all of you at Honeymoon Harbor. We are heading south then back to Key Largo tomorrow. Fair winds and safe travels. –Dan


      belindagovatos responded:
      March 31, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      It was wonderful meeting all of you too, Dan. Thanks so much for chatting and telling us about the amazing work you are doing with your students. We hope your return trip is safe and full of good times and adventure. Keep in touch,
      The crew from Tanda Malaika. (


        Dan said:
        April 6, 2016 at 4:21 am

        Our return was swift and safe. We are now enjoying life on land and back at school. Wish we were still there! All the best to you and your family!


    magdaleene said:
    April 1, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I would love to see the veggie fruit boat. it sounds wonderfull.

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