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Deep Sea Fishing

Most days while traveling there has been some thing or some scene that has made me appreciate the moment I’m currently in and wish to be no where else in the world. Today it was watching the sun rise over the mountains while in a boat cruising on the Pacific Ocean. From Puerto Escondido 2010-09I [...]

Most days while traveling there has been some thing or some scene that has made me appreciate the moment I’m currently in and wish to be no where else in the world. Today it was watching the sun rise over the mountains while in a boat cruising on the Pacific Ocean.

From Puerto Escondido 2010-09

I was on a boat with four others and our one mission was to catch a Marlin. We had hired a boat for four hours of deep sea fishing. We arrived at our boat at 6:00 am but found that the boat captain was mysteriously missing. An hour later he arrives and we can get going. This seems to be the way Mexico works. Shops open or close any hour on any day of the week at the owner discretion. Buses pull over on the side of the road whenever the driver feels like getting food or just wants to take a break. Boat captains show up more or less on time. Just go with the flow.

Once on the water and in the fishing grounds we had caught two smaller fish within 20 minutes. Our spirits were high that we would haul in a decent catch but then our luck ran out. Nothing bit our lines for the next 3 ½ hours. We cruised around the Pacific hoping for something to bite. Nothing. Just the the hum of the outboard motor and the waves jostling us about. Marlins would leap out of the water taunting us in the distance. Like a bunch of suckers we race over to heir location only to see them disappear.

While we didn’t catch any Marlin we did see some ocean-life action. We saw five or six sea turtles and some dolphins leap out of the water several times near our boat. After four hours on the water we were done and went back to shore to grill up our two smaller fish. I’m not sure what we would have actually done with the Marlin if we caught it. The two smaller fish provided enough meat to feed five of us.

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Sam Langley left a comfortable and profitable job with an insurance company in the USA to travel the world. He has been going for years, and has not stopped yet. Keep up with his travels on his blog at Cubicle Ditcher. has written 147 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.