It really is a thing…

Honest.  You can Google it…

Fisherman’s Elbow.  It is basically the same as tennis elbow:  A repetitive motion injury of a particular tendon.  But I have it, and it is highly annoying.

In my case, it is either caused by, or exacerbated by, cranking a fishing reel.  If we are doing deep drop fishing, I do a LOT of cranking to recover close to 1000 feet of line.  If we are trolling, and catching fish, the recovery of the hooked fish is harder work. The problem is that so many tasks on the boat require the tight grip and pulling that irritate the body parts that are already inflamed.  Sigh. It looks like one of those things that heal very slowly…

We are anchored off of Palmetto Point on the west coast of Eleuthera.  Another one of the beautiful places.  There are a LOT of birds here, more than we have seen in other places in the Bahamas.  Franklins Gulls, Laughing Gulls, Oyster Catchers, Ospreys, several kinds of Doves, Caspian Terns, Kingfishers, Swallows, Coots, Mockingbirds, hummingbirds, and more…

On the sand flats here we saw a lot of lemon sharks cruising the shallows:


Half a dozen sharks on patrol.

I also managed to spot several schools of bonefish.  Usually very skittish, these seemed OK with the boat drifting within five or ten yards… an easy cast….

Karen had a productive day shell gathering and exploring the beach of Pau Pau Cove.


We’ll hopefully get a chance to do some snorkeling around the small cays tomorrow, and then we’ll head further north toward the more settled end of the island.

This entry was posted in Underway. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to It really is a thing…

  1. jdkinney08853 says:

    And it takes a long time to heal…. mine came from a rowing machine, but same thing.

    James D. Kinney, CFP® Financial Pathway Advisors, LLC Web: Phone: 866-635-8518 Ext 701

    Financial Pathway Advisors LLC is a Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisor in the State of New Jersey. Investment advice is offered to residents of NJ only, except where permitted by state and federal regulations. Investment results and strategies are not guaranteed by the FDIC and investments can lose money. Past performance is not indicative of future results.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s