FISH ON

Dateline Puerto Escondido November 17th: Just after dawn there is an excitement in the air. Scattered across the horizon at 7 AM sharp are perhaps one hundred boats racing from west to east. The race is on. Well not so much a race as a International Sailfish Tournament. But they seem to be in a hurry to get to their favorite spot and get some lines wet. It is a lovely site with purrrrfect weather. Wish you were here. We await the results when they pull back in by 3 PM.

It does not get any better than a gorgeous morning with excitement in the air. You should be here!  Stay Tuned!

  • http://www.facebook.com/wiley.stagg.5 Wiley Stagg

    Are you sure they are going west to east?

  • Steve Cotton

    It looks like a mini-Normandy. And I suspect the fish are feeling a bit like Germans today.

  • http://vivaveracruz.com/blog John Calypso

    Wiley – they are heading towards Huatulco rather than towards Acapulco – so generally from the west to the east. But our coastline varies and a more accurate description would be heading from northwest to southeast. Our ocean view is magnetic (compass) west (the photo was taken from our second floor balcony), therefore they cross our view from compass north to south. Confused yet? I am.

  • http://vivaveracruz.com/blog John Calypso

    Funny – you are right D-Day in Puerto; or is it F-Day?

  • http://www.facebook.com/wiley.stagg.5 Wiley Stagg

    That area is tricky, years ago we were in Salina Cruz, and the sun came up in the west and set in the east so it seemed.

  • http://vivaveracruz.com/blog John Calypso

    It is tricky – The red arrow is our direction of view and the yellow arrow is the boats direction – so probably north to south would be a better description and actually it is nnw to sse ;-)

    http://www.ranchocalypso.com/blogg/4Wiley.JPG

  • barbara eckrote

    I’m sure the sailfish were saying to each other, “Hold your breath and dive”.

    Reminds me of the first day of deer hunting season in Texas. It sounds like a world war is starting at sunrise! Really terrifying………

  • http://vivaveracruz.com/blog John Calypso

    The sad thing is they pull out some LITTLE sailfish that should be cut loose. I did not see any large sailfish today – Some photos of the festivities in the morning – LOTS of people.