Flying Fishes

Allowing oneself to be shaken for hours in the strong winds of the last few days was not for everyone. Seven pilots did not even get into the cockpit, instead using the time until the wind had calmed down again for an excursion to fish in the Atlantic.

The long drive through the mountains to Swakopmund was exhausting, but the fishing trip at sea was worthwhile – for a rich fish dinner in the evening. The rest of the catch ended up in a large cool box. Ralph flew them freshly caught to Bitterwasser in his Cessna. The croaker, also known as cod in Namibia, are now waiting to be prepared in the lodge's freezer. They are all large adult animals, whose fondness for the pieces of sardine on fishooks was their undoing. The small ones caught, under four inches tall, got a chance to grow further. If they are not pulled out of the sea prematurely, these predatory fish can grow to be over two meters long and weigh 100 kilograms.
In Bitterwasser we are now eagerly awaiting the big fish dinner.

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