HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAKE & ALAN!!
We were up early to make a visit to Africmed, I can’t believe that we are due our one year booster jab for Hepatitis B and Rabies. Abigail was so brave no tears however the opposite can be said for Bradley I am just glad that Paul took him in and not me. With the trauma over we went for a walk on the beach near to the Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa. We noticed a couple of fishing boats bringing in their nets further on up the beach so decided to take a look to see what they had caught. As they were nearing shore locals just appeared from no where a guy came onto the beach riding a motor bike and women carrying buckets turned up. I must say this has to be the best catch we have seen so far. The nets were full of Bonga fish, Cuttle fish, Crabs, Mackerel, Captain fish and a solitary lobster. The women set about washing some of the Bonga Fish and placing them in one of the buckets of which we roughly counted about sixty of them. Bradley was happy watching and poking the fish as they jumped about on the sand. Meanwhile the guy on the motor bike was in deep discussion with one of the fishermen. He eventually loaded up some of the fish onto the back of his bike. During this we decided to ask for a price for the captain fish which looked very much like lady fish. After a bit of haggling we finally got the price down to 125 dalasi for a good sized fish With the fish washed by one of the locals we set off back to the car with Paul carrying the fish by its gills. We managed to find an old plastic sheet on the beach so we wrapped the fish up covering it with some leaves picked from a tree, we must remember to leave plastic bags in the car for emergencies. Once home Paul set about gutting and filleting the fish at the outside tap. I must say he is getting good at this as we ended up with four good size fillets so fish and chips is on the menu for dinner.