Non-stop fishing action
We continued trolling for a few more hours with non-stop action; more tuna, kingfish and even a wahoo. It was time to head back home into our anchorage, clean the fish and have some much-anticipated fresh seafood for dinner.
We spent the next couple of days relaxing, exploring and enjoying the amazing scenery of the island. We were fortunate that one of the locals we had met on our trip to New Zealand offered us his car and gave us some great tips about the best places to see.
One morning we woke early and took the tender to shore as we had heard that one of the locals was milking a cow and supplied fresh milk. We arrived there with our bottles ready. Instead, he made Gabriella milk the cow! We headed back to Majesnik with our warm, fresh milk.
Later that day we received a call over the radio that our permit had been approved, so once again we started to prepare the boat for the 100 nautical mile trip north to Elizabeth and Middleton reefs.
If you are considering any extended coastal or offshore cruising, it is strongly recommend that you first consult your insurance company as there will be restrictions and guidelines that they will impose in the interests of your safety and that of the vessel and your crew. It is also strongly recommended that you consult with an experienced Master 5 Captain or the equivalent international qualifications to seek their advice on vessel preparation, safety equipment, training, weather prediction, safety procedures and suitable crew experience to assist you in your voyage.
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