Tuna Burgers

 

Tuna Burger

We made these tuna burgers  for dinner a few days ago. They were really good, and we’ll try them again with a few variations.

When I first bit into it the dill flavor hit me. They were really juicy, and then bun ended up getting mushy and smashed down. I think part of that was because the recipe calls for a 3/4” patty. A thinner patty would have been better or using a kaiser roll would have helped too. I toasted the bun, and I’ll do it next time too. For variations I would get rid of the sweet relish and try ranch or ranch jalapeno dressing. I’m also going to try it with avocado or guacamole. Have to give a big thumbs up to fishermansbelly.com for the recipe, they have a lot of really good recipes.

Grilled American Tuna Burgers (4 burgers)

1 pound frozen tuna, grated on a hand-held grater (turned into ground fish)

1 large tomato sliced

1 head of lettuce

Mayonnaise

4 tablespoons sweet relish

1 ½ tablespoons fresh dill, chopped

1 red onion, sliced

8 strips of thick bacon, fried

4 sesame seed buns

1 egg

½ lemon juiced

1/8 cup of bread crumbs, unseasoned

Salt

Coarse black pepper

¼ cup of vegetable oil and basting brush

1. Start by preheating your grill. Fry up your bacon strips, set aside.

 

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cold ground tuna, egg, bread crumbs, lemon juice, dill, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, then mix until all the elements have combined. Wet your hands then grab a baseball sized (hard ball) sized piece of meat, turning it into a ¾ inch thick hamburger patty. One pound of fish should give you four patties.

3. Before grilling, clean your grill, and make sure the grill temperature is close to 500F.

4. Apply a coating of vegetable oil, with the basting brush, on both sides of the tuna patties. Now, grill the tuna patties for no more than 3-4 minutes (per side, just achieve a light brown color). Before flipping the patties, baste the tuna patties with a little more vegetable oil. REMEMBER: Don’t over cook your fish!

5. Assemble the tuna burgers by first applying mayonnaise on the top and bottom buns. Lay slices of red onions, lettuce and tomato onto the bottom bun. Now add the tuna patty, a dollop of sweet relish, two strips of bacon then finally the top bun. Serve and start telling you fish stories while you eat!

Buns and tuna burgers

We took the easy way and cooked inside, but I’m sure they’d be better on the grill.  Our Puerto Vallarta trip netted us 150 lbs of processed tuna, so learning so new recipes is always good. Bon appetite!

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Cow Tuna Fishing in Puerto Vallarta

Part of why the trip to Puerto Vallarta was so fun is because I already knew most of the people on the boat.  Gary chartered the Apollo for our trip, so he was the one getting the group together.  We ended up with 12 people total.  Two our our kids came (Mitch & Colby), three yacht club members (David, Harry, Mark) & Mark’s cousin (Randy), a friend Gary knew from one of his fishing groups (Melissa) and commercial crabber that we met while out on the water at Santa Rosa Island (Ron).  In addition to those, we had two people that the owner of the boat got to join us after some of the people that Gary had found to go had to back out.

Almost a family picture with Melissa, Mitch, Gary, Joyce & Colby

If you’ve read some of my previous posts you know that I’ve been on a positive thinking Pollyanna kind of kick for the last several years.  I believe that our thoughts help create our reality and so I try to stay positive.  I was a little nervous about going after the big tunas.  My first tuna ever was about 25 lbs. and it took about 25 minutes to get into the boat.  In January we went to St. Thomas and I caught a 38 lb. tuna.  On that tuna we used one of those bent poles like they show on Wicked Tuna.  The pole swivels in the pole holder and you just have to reel.  With this last tuna you have a deck hand at your side helping and coaching you.  They will lift the front of the pole if you have to move around the boat, they coach you, and if the tuna goes under the boat they’ll take over and get to a better fighting position.  I was happy to see someone else catch the first tuna, because it gave me some idea as to what to expect.

Most of the tunas took 45 minutes to an hour to bring in.  There was one that took almost two hours.  That fish had so much heart and soul.  It froze up one reel and they had to tie the line to a new reel and cut the other line.  It took three guys passing it off to each other, because it was just exhausting; and when they went to gaff it, the gaff broke off.

The tuna I got was caught on a kite (I’ll write about that later).  It took about 20 minutes to get it in, and I was huffing and puffing.  I’ve been working out on the stationary bike, and I’ve been lifting weights, but your bicep on the arm that’s reeling, really starts to hurt.  Gary trained for it last year when he had just had shoulder surgery by taking a stubby pole that we had and a reel and he would reel for 30 minutes at a time while watching tv.  The deck hand that was helping me said that the fish was making mistakes and he thought it was tail wrapped.  Turns out that being tail wrapped and dragged through the water backwards helps to drown the fish.  So I really feel like I got lucky.  I was saying how lucky I was on the boat, and Gary was saying “don’t say that, it sounds like you’re bragging.”  Then on the other hand he says “don’t tell people it got tail wrapped.”  Thing is that I wanted to get a big fish, and I did.  It really doesn’t matter that I got lucky, but I did!  In fact I got lucky enough to get two more hits on my line, and I handed them off to others in our group.

In the end we all caught a fish.  One of the guys got a marlin and everyone else got tuna.  The guy that caught a marlin shared in reeling in the tuna that had so much heart.  Our group decided that it was more important for everyone to get the opportunity to catch a fish than for one or two people to catch several fish.   Being with friends makes the outing so much better, and as yacht club members and family we have so many experiences together.

At the end of the trip, the captain thanked everyone for putting in time at the rail.  The crew he took out just prior to us got 5 tuna and we caught 11 tuna and 1 marlin.  He said that some people will fish for 30 minutes and then go sit inside.  We were up before daylight and didn’t stop until after dark.  You can get a daylight nap while the captain is changing positions.  You just listen for the boat to stop and get out there again.  When you believe that good things are going to happen to you, put your time in on the rail, because you know that if keep trying, you will get what you want.  That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.  Hope your life has joy, just keep trying!

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My Biggest Fish Ever!!!

237 lb. Yellowfin Tuna

My dad always had this joke where he would ask people what was the biggest fish they had ever caught? Then he’d tell them that he was fishing at Strawberry Lake once and thought he had a big fish on his line. When he pulled it up it turned out that it wasn’t a fish, but a Coleman lantern. “And you know, that lantern was still lit? Now if you’ll cut a few pounds off of your fish, I’ll blow out my lantern!”

I can’t wait to send my dad the picture of my biggest fish ever. He doesn’t use the internet, but I printed it out and I’m sending it to him Monday morning. I don’t think he’ll be asking me to cut a few pounds off of it. My dad has never been one to freely hand out compliments, but I know he’ll be dragging that picture all over the neighborhood getting anyone who will stop and listen to look at it. After pulling in that fish, I kept thinking this is something my dad never did and he really should have.  If you’re big into fishing, put it on your bucket list and go. We’re already planning next years trip, and I feel like I can’t stop grinning. It was fantastic.

I wanted to put a plug in for the boat. We went on the Apollo (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico), so I googled the boat and saw this two minute teaser video I thought might be good.  I watched the video and at the end, I realized that it’s a video of my husband Gary, on the trip last year. First time I’ve seen the video.

More stories to come…  I’ve got work on my video!  Busy week ahead getting the Joy Sea ready for Channel Islands Yacht Club’s Opening Day next Sunday.  Life is good.

 

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Fishing In St Thomas

Our St. Thomas catch with Captain Chris.

What a bum I am.  I haven’t posted in so long, and I must admit I’ve pretty lazy when it comes to writing.  We worked hard at the end of December and early January getting the bottoms of the boats painted and new propellers for the Joy Sea.  I found myself getting into the presidential inauguration and getting ready for our trip to St Thomas.  We had a week in St Thomas for our twelfth anniversary, and in true bum fashion, I’ve spent a week recovering from the vacation.

We went fishing on January 27th, while we were in St. Thomas.  Gary found a real fast boat and a great captain.   We went out about 25 miles from the island because we wanted to go after sport fish and not rock fish.  We arrived at the dock early in the morning.  There weren’t many other people there.  The few that were there were people that were living aboard and taking a morning walk.  Captain Chris arrived on time, and we were off.  Gary wanted to see the bait.  I don’t know what he called them, but they are smaller fish than what we use in California.  In Mexico we also used some pretty small bait, but in both cases, it worked just fine.  Chris had caught the bait in the mouth of the harbor as he came in.  Gary asked to see a demo of how to throw the net to catch the bait and Chris obliged.  A pro makes it look easy.  Chris slowed the boat, went to the front, threw out the net.  Walked to the back of the boat as the net sank in the water around the fish.  Then he pulled out the net and added another 25 – 30 fish that were about 3 – 4” in length to the bait well.

It took us a little over an hour to get to the first location. Together Gary and I caught 14 dorado or mahi-mahi, Gary caught a fish they call a rainbow runner that looks like our yellow tail, and I caught a yellow fin tuna that was about 40 lbs.  That’s my biggest tuna so far, so it’s a nice start to my 2017 fishing year.  I was stoked, and I can’t wait to go after the Cow tuna in March.

First we caught the dorado.  They were caught on the surface of the water around a buoy that was put there by the government.  Apparently the dorado are either there that day or they aren’t, but we were hitting them left and right.  The dorado were comparable to ones we caught in California.  We finally left and went to Chris’ “secret fishing spot.”  The tuna and rainbow runner were caught there on a down rigger.  Our fishing guide Chris has a buoy that he had put down about 2800 ft.  that helps to attract the fish.  There are other buoys that the government has put down and other people know about them and go there, but he was very careful to make sure that no one was following us to his “secret fishing spot.”  Using the down rigger, he put out about 50+ feet of line, then twisted the line and attached to the down rigger.  Watching his fish finder, he would put the line down to the proper depth.  It really didn’t take long, and we had a fish on the line.  The first one I lost because it got caught around the chain on the buoy.  Then Gary caught the rainbow runner, which the captain Chris said was among the 5 biggest he’s ever caught (about 15 lbs.)   And can’t forget I caught my 40+ lb tuna.  Chris didn’t weigh anything so we really don’t know exact weights.

The St. Thomas yacht club was close to where we were staying so before we went out fishing we went on over to check it out and see what we could learn from the locals.  St Thomas is more of a sailing than a fishing club, and we weren’t able to find anyone to go out fishing with us, but we found that the club would be having a pot luck on Friday and they’d be more than happy to cook any fish we caught.  So a few days later we were back at the club with our fish.

Karl cooked them for us.  First he cooled them in a brine mixture (30 minutes) of salt, pepper and olive oil, and then he barbecued them.  Excellent!!!  We ate at the yacht club for two lunches and the potluck.  Of the places we ate, they had the best food.  The restaurants in St Thomas have some food that’s ok, but much of it is processed frozen food, which they just fry and serve.  We’re really into fresh food made from scratch.  The island doesn’t grow much of it’s own produce.  It’s a really rocky island, and they say the soil just isn’t that good for gardens.  Food on the island is expensive, and fish at the local store was selling for $27/lb.  The potluck  worked out great for everyone and we enjoyed the local company.

What did I learn?  I learned that going to the yacht club made me feel like I have friends all over the world.  I learned that you can improve your fishing luck by putting down your own chain and buoy and creating a secret spot where the fish hang out.  I learned how to use down riggers; my dad had down riggers when I was a kid, but I don’t remember using them.  I learned that you haven’t failed if you haven’t quit.  Just keep going.  I am a writer, and I will keep blogging.  Just keep going.  You will win!

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Fishermen’s Tales Of Crazy Bait That Worked

1)  Ran out of bait while fishing for bluegill. Used some chewed peppermint bubble gum. Caught a 2lb largemouth on it.

2)  I was flicking Romaine lettuce off my sandwich . And as soon as it drifted 20 feet or so from my boat. A fish would boil on it. So I put on a treble hook and threw some lettuce on the hook and let it drift away from my boat. I was at the northern tip of Anacapa Island off the Ventura county coast.  Sure enough …at about 20 feet from my boat the fish boiled on it and swallowed it. It was a nice size Cabazon. Fish and Game checked my boat later and said the fish was about 30 years old based on its size.

3)  A bit of hot dog. My very first catch when I was a kid.

4)  Unopened Busch (can) of beer that a gag ate, not jewfish…crazy.

5)  Double bubble bubble gum. Redfish were on fire, I believe they would have ate just the hook.

6)  Foot long 2 inch wide red ribbon when I ran out of bait and the redfish were still biting.

7) Lamb chop while camping to catch a fresh water eel.

8)  Cigarette butts. Caught a few bass with them.

9)  A whole sparrow.

10)  KFC chicken bones- for rock cod.

11)  Banana peel.

You can only lose by not taking action.  No experiment is a failure, eliminating what the fish won’t bite, will lead you closer to what they will.      Add your own crazy bait story in the comments.

 

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New Years Resolution – Be Selfish.

Make this the year to be more selfish.  I’m not saying spend all the money on yourself, or eat the whole pie yourself.  I’m saying think enough about yourself to take care of yourself and do what makes you happy.   If you aren’t healthy, can you take care of others?  If you aren’t happy, do you smile at others, or do you snap?   It’s like the airlines say, first put your mask on yourself, then take care of others.  Be happy first, then spread it to others.  You can’t give something away, unless you first have it to give.

How much did you think about what makes you happy this last year?  How much time did you spend  doing things that bring you happiness?  You are worthy enough to be happy and put being happy high on your priority list.

Last year I said this would be the best year ever, and I must say, it’s been a great year.  I started this year with a goal of just being happy.  For me that means not dwelling on negative stuff.  I’d start my day enjoying coffee and reading on the internet.  After that it was time for me to exercise and listen to uplifting motivational speeches.  I’m happy to say it takes a lot of time for me to take care of me.

Make a goal to be happy this year.  If you set goals, make your first few goals easy so that you can get some positive momentum and feel good about yourself.  Things come up, so give yourself some “days off” or “wiggle room.”  Losing weight or being more physically fit is a lifestyle changes.  You can’t think of it as a diet, or when you finish the diet, you’ll go back to where you were.

Most of us do good with our goal for a few weeks and then some emergency comes up so you really can’t do that daily “goal”?  You go on vacation, you get sick, it doesn’t really matter what causes the break, we break our streak and we think all is lost.  Or sometimes we actually reach our goal, like hitting the weight you wanted to reach or finishing a class.  Suddenly it’s the end of the journey and you just stop.  When I’m out on the water, I can’t do my  normal at home exercise routine, so I just come back to it when I get home.  If I need to go back to an easier workout and build back up, that’s fine, I’ll get there.  When I started riding the stationary bike after breaking my foot, my leg was killing me after 45 seconds.  It wasn’t a race, it wasn’t about anyone else, it was just about me getting back to being me.

With a vacation, everyone understands that it’s not about where you end up.  A vacation starts at home and it ends at home.  If it was just about getting there, then there would be no reason to go.  But a vacation is all about the journey and what you’ll experience along the way.  In the end you set a goal thinking that achieving it will make you happier.

Above all don’t measure yourself against anyone else.  It’s never about anyone else or what anyone else can do or what they have.  This is all about you!  So here’s some New Year’s suggestions just in case you can’t think of anything for yourself.

10 New Year’s resolutions.

  1. Be happier.
  2. Invite more friends to go fishing.
  3. Catch a new personal best.
  4. Learn a new way to cook fish.
  5. Fish in a different country or at a different island.
  6. Eat fish three times a week
  7. Go fishing more than last year.
  8. Find more peace
  9. Learn something new, read more.
  10. Spread the joy to someone else.

This is going to be my best year ever!  Have a Joy Sea Life!  You deserve it!!!

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Painting The Boat’s Headliner

The headliner in our boat was looking terrible. There was oil engine from when Gary had changed the engine oil and somehow it sprayed. There were several vanish splotches and various black marks. I’ve tried to clean it, but nothing seemed to work. I finally decided to try and cover the marks with Kiwi shoe whitener. I did a spot here and a spot there. The only problem was that then I had a brighter spot of white than the rest of the liner. There was also a sheen difference. The original liner was shinier and the whitener was more of a flat white.  After several months, the brightener seemed to be holding up and doing fine, so I decided to do the entire liner in the salon.

Before photo. Pre-spotting, and oil spots.

The shoe whitener is designed to be flexible and to be able to hold up on your shoes, so I’m thinking that it will hold up to boat conditions. I drilled a hole right under the sponge to make it easier to dispense, and I poured it into a small plastic container. I used a dish cleaning sponge to apply it, taped the surrounding teak and did one section at a time. Some paints will show sheen differences if you stop and start. There were several spots that needed more than one coat, and I came back and hit those spots several times. There doesn’t seem to be a sheen difference from doing multiple coats. The good thing is that it will be easy to do touchups when the time comes. Since we store our fishing poles on racks along the ceiling I’m sure we will end up with a few marks. It’s a low ceiling, so those that are not height challenged like I am, are constantly ducking while inside (causing more marks).

Shoe whitener & dish sponge

It took about 4 bottles of 4 oz whitener. The bottles were $4 – 5 each, so throw in a $6, roll of painters tape and it’s a project that you’ll be into for about $25. I think it was money well spent. I will update if we have any problems with it, but for now, I’m really happy with how it turned out.

After photo. I have the covers on the windows, so the lighting isn’t optimal.

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Halibut With Mushrooms & Capers Recipe

halibut with scalloped potatoes

This recipe was inspired by a dish Gary and I ate a few years ago at a restaurant called Sea Chest in Cambria.  Several people recommended the place, and we arrived about a half hour before it opened.  There was a line at the door of about 20 people in front of us.  When the doors finally opened, the diners were seated and the entire place was full.  If you ever make it there, they only take cash, but they do have an ATM.

We both had the scallops and shrimp, the sauce that was with it was so good, that I wanted to try it with halibut.  When we got back to our hotel I immediately wrote down what was in it.

I’m sure that theirs varies from mine, but I thought it turned out excellent, and I will definitely make it again.  Gary really liked it too  😀

Halibut With Mushrooms & Capers

4 mushrooms (2 1/2” diameter)

1/2 cup butter

5 cloves of garlic

1 teaspoon lemon zest

2 tablespoons capers

2 lemons

1 lb halibut

salt and pepper to taste

Sauce cooking, halibut ready for the oven.

Melt the butter in a fry pan at medium heat.  Chop the mushrooms in small pieces and sauté.  When the mushrooms have cooked down.  Chop and add the garlic.  When the garlic has cooked add the lemon zest and the capers.  Keep the sauce warm on low heat while the halibut bakes.

Oil a casserole dish with cooking spray.  Cut some slices of one of the lemons and put them on the bottom of the casserole dish.  Rinse the halibut and dry it off with paper towels.  Place the halibut on the lemons.  Lightly salt and pepper and place in the oven at 350 (f) degrees.  I used a thermometer in the fish and brought it up to 140 (f) degrees.  My oven also has a steam setting which helps to keep fish moist.  You could try putting another pan of shallow water in the oven while cooking it to try and get the same effect.  The fillet I had was really thick about 2 1/2”  I cooked it for 30 minutes.  Halibut can get dry, so you don’t want to over cook it.

When the fish is done, plate the fish and add the sauce.  Add lemon juice and salt & pepper to taste.

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Channel Islands Paradise

dscf0174I’ve been visiting my kids for Thanksgiving, in Utah, where I grew up.  There’s no place like home, but Utah has ceased to be my home, and now I love Oxnard and the Channel Islands.  Living in Utah in the winter reminds me of Kansas in The Wizard Of Oz.  It will be nice tomorrow to travel from gray and white to the green of the warm California winter and the blue of the ocean.   Utah has beautiful spring and fall weather, but it only seems to last a week, and then it’s either too hot, or too cold.  When we go on vacation we often find ourselves saying that “we live in paradise.”  It’s hard for most places to compete with living at the ocean with a boat dock in your backyard.

Oxnard really does have the best weather.   It’s rarely too hot or  cold to go out and enjoy a walk around the harbor, or the beach.    In winter the heater hardly runs and the house has no air conditioning.  Being near the ocean, once the sun goes down, a gentle sea breeze generally cools the house.  When we aren’t out fishing, we often walk around the harbor, and the most you need to wear is a hoodie.  We see so many friends out walking, that it often adds an extra half an hour to our walk.

During the week the area is really quiet, but it gets busy during the weekends.  The harbor has a Sunday farmer’s market and they have boat and auto shows.  There’s the Maritime Museum and they host a chowder festival every year.  There’s several yacht clubs in the marina, including our yacht club, which adds a lot of fun events, as well as adding to our social circle.

Oxnard is known as “the gateway to the Channel Islands.”  The Channel Islands have also been nicknamed the California’s Galapagos islands due to the diversity of wildlife.    The islands have miles and miles of beautiful coastline with lots of great coves to drop an anchor and spend the night.  The fishing is usually good, and there’s great places for snorkeling and diving.  Out at the islands you can take your dingy or kayak to shore and go hiking.  Not all areas are open to hiking, and some are by permit only.  A few islands are restricted by the military.

Having part of the Pacific ocean as part of  my backyard has allowed me to see dive bombing pelicans, seals, swans, lobsters, lots of ducks and a big sheepshead fish.  At low tide I like to check out the water just to see what’s down there.

Close up of my dock pylon

Close up of my dock pylon

At Christmas time there’s a lighted boat parade.  There was also a boat 4th of July electric boat parade.  The Joy Sea ended up in it by accident this year, because we just happened to be coming in from a fishing trip.  We can take the electric boat to restaurants, the yacht club, and even the grocery store.

There’s nothing like hearing the waves as you’re falling asleep and living three blocks from the ocean we can hear the waves.  We can easily walk to the beach, but because we don’t live on the beach we don’t fight the sand.   Living on the harbor, we still get to see the water and watch boats go by, but the best part is you can dock your boat right behind the house.    If you haven’t had the chance to visit, it’s a great place for a vacation.    We once had friends come and visit.  The second day, after a nap, they informed us that they had decided to buy a home.  After you’ve been here awhile, you too may be convinced to stay.

I’m always happy to see my family, but the snow is not a thrill and the sea does call.  It’s a beautiful day in the ocean neighborhood.

Sea Fever

By John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, 
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, 
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, 
And a gray mist on the sea’s face, and a gray dawn breaking. 

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide 
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; 
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying, 
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying. 

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life, 
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way, where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, 
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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F Words For Friends And Followers

jesus-was-a-fisherman

 

How many Facebook entries have you seen that say don’t scroll by without saying amen.  You probably know it’s for just for ratings, but that Jesus connection works, and here you are.  I started my blog joysealife with fishing, fun food and film (ok it’s really video, no one uses film anymore, but it starts with a F).  I’ve also realized that I need focus, faith and followers.  Jesus was a fisherman, and it takes faith to go out on the water, bait your hook, and wait for a bite.  It takes faith to ask for followers.   In the movie Field Of Dreams there’s the line “if you build it he will come.”  I guess joysealife is kind of like that, I’m building it and writing, and hoping that people will come and enjoy it.  There does come a point where I feel like I’m writing for an audience of one or two people.

So what’s my message?  A lot of my focus has been finding freedom from fear.  We fear ridicule when we put ourselves and our opinion out there.  I’m telling you right now, I’m not a great author, and I can’t spell.  Every time I’m on the boat I have at least one experience that makes me at least a little fearful, but facing it makes me mentally tougher.

Fishing can be slow or frantic.  When it’s slow, I read a good and try to find a message that helps my life; I try to learn from the mistakes or the insights of others.   I read both fiction and non-fiction, every book has at least one good quote or idea and I like sharing some of that.

The food focus is fish recipes or food for when we’re out fishing.  Cooking on a boat always involves a little creativity to cook, and then there’s issues with having a little fridge and trying to keep it fresh.  I try to film amusing little nature clips, and of course, a fine fishing feat.  There’s always something beautiful, a sunset, seals, dolphins, Nature is amazing and you never know what the surprise will be.

My husband Gary and I have been commercial rod and reel fishing this last year.  We’re basically retired, but we’re hoping fish sales will pay for fuel.  It’s tough telling people that you’re a bum.  I opened a bank account and they asked me what I did.  I said, “I’m a bum.”  Later when I looked at the paper work, I saw they wrote down “housewife.”  Now I can say I’m a commercial fishing woman and a blogger; but there’s nothing wrong with being a housewife or a bum.  So you’ve read all this way, and I haven’t even introduced myself.  I’m Joyce, which is why our boat is named Joy Sea, and the reason for the blog name joysealife.

If you look at my website now, it’s not great yet.  But it’s not about the destination, it’s the journey.  I’m learning about websites, cameras, movie editing, marketing, food, fun and fish, and it’s changing my focus from fear to fulfillment.  Facebook tells me I’m close to five-hundred likes.   Someday, I’m going to have a million followers.  When that day comes, I’m hoping to have some cash-flow.

So if you feel this could be a fun format for you or your friends please feel free to follow and share or just comment amen, like, subscribe.…  heck write me a note.  I don’t have a lot of fans yet and chances are pretty good I’ll write you back.

P.S.  Don’t make me post my This Kid Meme.  this-kid

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