Captain’s Log 23 Jan 2016 – Ascension Island – Getting here

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After finishing up at Craig’s last night, at goodness knows what hour, we returned to the yacht without incident. A few drinks can either help or hinder a tricky dinghy boarding in the wee hours of the morning. In this case it must have helped as we don’t remember any of it. We had a day of rest on the boat, before enjoying some sun-downers on board with Craig who paddled out in his Kayak. He loved Luckyfish. Especially the big open deck spaces which were heaven to a fisherman. We chatted about his charter business, the specialised tourists that visit the island and how difficult it is for visitors to get here. The RAF plane out of Brize Norton in Oxfordshire runs at random times. You can book one of the few civilian seats on it, pay a small fortune, only to find that the date you will actually fly is completely in the hands of the RAF. To be expected I guess. Once here though, you are treated to the best Tuna fishing and spearfishing in the world. And some of the best hospitality too.

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  1. Captain Stewart,

    Thanks for all the great videos and fabulous detailed photos of Lucky Fish. I have redesigned the pod that we will be installing this spring on our Tangaroa basis of how well yours is working out for you. My two young boys have declared LuckyFish their favorite video blog. They are convinced that Zaya and Tuya are magical and can really make wind!

    Cheers,

    SV Tolfea

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      Captain Robert,
      What a pleasure it is to receive your email, thank you very much for sharing this news! Let me know if you want any photos of the pod detail. On Lf the actual pod length overhangs the beams and the floor is dropped about 150mm below the beam base to keep the height of bimini reasonable and allow full length berth on one side, plus the wide storage locker/aft seating area above the swim platform. Its a credit to Dan Hardwicke who did the re-design. Tell the boys Zaya and Tuya are truly touched by their comments. We think its only Tuya who has the magic powers handed down from ancestors long passed. Cheers and good luck with the build, from Captn Stew, Zaya and Tuya

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