21 Jun - 23 Jun 2007 Wadi Gimal

Northern Red Sea
East of Ras Baghdadi
West of Gezirat Wadi Gimal
SY "Kamu II" at anchor, in the lee of the island, at 5 m depth, on sand with isolated coral heads (very good holding in between the "bommies").

Click below for an interactive satellite view of our very safe anchorage:
N 24° 39.44' E 035° 09.60'

Matt: Trailing a few relatively short, c. 50 feet long, 200-pound test monofilament fishing lines with multiple lures behind our SY "Kamu II" (our favorites: cheap rubber squids or wobblers, often without a steel leader in front of the one-inch hooks), landing delicious dorados aka mahi-mahi, tunas and trevallies and varying our pescetarian diet at sea, but without unnecessarily "playing" a fish or killing a fish just for the fun of it.

DM Konni: Visiting every now and then the big-big, very mean-looking but rather friendly 2.50-m long residential giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus) at its wall-cave home and avoiding coming too close to the most aggressive (but fortunately not the most dangerous) titan triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens) who guards its nest right under our SY "Kamu II's" keel and fearlessly confronts me, with its dorsal spine erected.

Click below for more blog posts about subsistence fishing
07 Jun - 15 Jul 2008 Chagos
15 Apr - 07 Jun 2008 Chagos
02 Feb - 12 Feb 2008 Bombay
16 Jul - 19 Jul 2007 Marsa Fijab
31 Aug - 02 Sep 2006 Marsa Thelemet

Click below for a summary of this year's travels
2007 Map Konni & Matt

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