Time to go Hunting. Our Freezers are Empty! Ep. 168
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Time to go Hunting. Our Freezers are Empty! Ep. 168

November 16, 2019

(upbeat music) – [Elayna] Oh look, she’s
already caught something. – Day one in the Bahamas of
our plan to live off the land. We’re going okay, good start. Oh, it’s definitely cooked. (upbeat music) – [Elayna] Last week in
Florida, you joined us on board for a reunion with the
lovely Julita and Wolfram, our Columbian parents. – Ah, congratulations! – I’m having a baby! – Oh really! (mumbling) – [Elayna] We said goodbye to the team at Just Cats and thanked them for their huge
help in sprucing up La Vaga. Ciao. Stephan helped us out on
board for a little sail. He’s back in the area now
and will be probably jumping on and off our boat over
the next few months. The next morning, we
began what Riley refers to as the Bimini Shuffle, Over to the Bahamas. Our first stop, obviously, being Bimini. Looks nice and sandy. (chugging boat engine) We were pretty pumped to
be back here in Bimini, so we could have a good
look around this time. And with no schedule. (water rippling) – [Riley] What are we doing? – We’re gonna go check in to the Bahamas and find some sim cards. So we can communicate
with the outside world whilst we’re here. – 55. Customs, near the Bimini Big Game Club. – [Elayna] Would you
look at this blue water? So, if we wanna come
into the mangrove side, to the protected area of
Bimini, we have to go through like a pretty narrow channel, and there’s lots of shallow bits. So we’re just going through
here now in the dinghy, just to have a look. – They write about it in the book, saying that it’s the
shifting sand coral growing that some of these
markers have blown away, so, we thought while we’re
checking into customs, that we would scope out
the channel as well. – [Elayna] Hmm (wind blowing) (boat engine roaring) – Well, we just got mobbed
by about 85 power boats, so I really didn’t get a
good visual on the channel. Obviously, they’re all going in now, but we’re a little bit deeper. This is the Game Club is this? – [Elayna] It was love at first
sight for Ernest Hemingway when he first docked his boat, Pilar, here back in the 1930’s. Apparently he enjoyed
the laid back lifestyle, that includes swimming off the beach, throwing back a few rums with the locals and of course, trolling
for monster game fish. The history of Bimini is
really quite interesting. One fact being that the
Bimini’s served as a convenient off shore speak easy and liquor store during the prohibition. There’s a ship wreck
just south of here called the Sapona, that we plan to visit, where rum-runners stored their hooch. It’s a bit crowded in
there, so we’ve just taken our paper work outside and
we’re gonna fill it out, and I think it’ll be a quick process. – Has plague occurred or been suspected among rats or mice onboard? Has anyone died? – That was the quickest check-in we’ve ever experienced, ever. Last stop, just to get
some petrol for the dinghy and then we’re on our way back home. Successful trip. Would you say so? – [Riley] Yes! – Internet, check-in, all within an hour. – Met a bloke who might be
able to take me spear-fishing. We’ve done everything. What an extraordinarily efficient
morning we’ve had Elayna. (dinghy engine roaring) – Didn’t get it on film ’cause
it woulda been a bit awkward ’cause it’s the first time we met him. But that’s Prince Quinley, I think, and their the local spear-fishermen. I finally found my lads and they said you can follow us out one morning and we’ll
put you onto some spots, so – [Elayna] And they gave
us their spot too, actually. – Yeah, and they would just … – [Elayna] We could go there
by ourselves if we wanted. – And chill as, so that was really good. You got anything? – So Prince explained
where him and his friends … – [Riley] The spear-fisherman formally known as Prince. – The spear-fisherman
formally known as Prince explained to us where him and
his mate’s secret spot was. So, it’s just over there, so
we’re gonna take you guys, and Riley’s keen to go right now. – Immediately. – This is the first time
I’ll be using my pole spear. Riley’s gonna show me how to use it. Oh look, she’s already caught something. (guitar music) (laughs) Here. (guitar music) First shot (mumbling) Nice work! – [Elayna] Alright so Riley’s
just gonna explain to me how to use the pole spear. – Elayna wants an
explanation, but it’s like, it is as simple as going… – [Elayna] My God. – And then you release that. – [Elayna] Right. – That tip will got through
the fish and hang out, and be caught on there. – [Elayna] Okay. – So that there, and I was
always forgetting how to do this so Jay said he sent me a (mumbling) how to WhatsApp before, then you slide that through there and then go on there. And then your tip goes on the end there, and yours is magnetic, so that awesome. Alright?
– [Elayna] Alright (bubbling) (guitar music) Spear-fishing in the Bahamas. You’re only allowed to
use either a pole spear, like ours, or a Hawaiian sling. This is so much more difficult to use, primitive, traditional and cold. It mainly stops people pointing
a finger at recreational spear-fishermen, whilst
completely forgetting about super trawlers. Poor Elayna had given up
after her first few shots. She told me that she’s
a little bit more clumsy these days and perhaps a
little bit more buoyant. (guitar music) (splashing) (guitar music) (mumbles) A Bar Jack. – [Elayna] Nice. – We’ve eaten them
before they’re delicious. – [Elayna] (laughs) High five. Just as we’re about to go home too. (guitar music) Snapper, and what was the other one? – Looks like a bar jack,
I think they’re called. – [Elayna] Ya. Very nice. – Day one in the Bahamas of
our plan to live off the land. And we’re going okay, good start. This one we’re gonna
cook on the beach tonight and this one here, I’m
gonna scale and fillet and, we’ll use it, probably when we have guests over, ’cause it’s quite big. – [Elayna] Hmm – How’s everyone like my setup? – [Elayna] Finally. – Hey, I don’t feel like
we have been organised, I feel like till we got
to the U.S. and I was able to like, just buy all this shit on
Amazon for about a dollar 50. – [Elayna] Hmm
– And it was just incredible. – Even me, like finally I was able to find top sheets for the bed,
because you’d think in France they had top sheets and normal bedding, but for some reason the
French just have the weirdest bedding you’ll ever see. (laughing) No, I looked everywhere,
I could not find a normal bedding store, it was so frustrating. – [Riley] You gonna upset (mumbling) – I love the French. I love the French. We’re about to head to
the beach for dinner. I packed some potatoes, I wrapped them up and cut some veggies,
and we’ve got the whole fish. And that’s about it really. We’re set, ready to go. Nights like these. Just love it, you can see our anchor, it was just like all over the place, that’s when you know
there’s no wind at all. (guitar music) (soft singing) – [Riley] We’re not doing a Barbuda
clean up, Elayna. (singing) – [Elayna] Hello. Hey! (guitar music) (engine roaring) That song that I just played, that’s actually one of my originals, which I’m really proud
of, but it’s a really emotional song for me to play. I’m actually surprised that I managed to record it for you guys. It tells the story of my childhood, which a lot of people have
had terrible childhoods. I wouldn’t say mine was all terrible, but there was a time where
things were pretty bad, and I guess this song is my
way of getting it out there and just expressing myself. So, yeah, it’s up for
your guys to listen to. And you can buy it on my bandcamp in the link in the description below, Yeah, this is me, that’s my song. We just realised that we forgot the torch. And as soon as this fire goes out a bit, which is what we want, we want the coals, we’re gonna have no light
and there’s no moon out. We gonna be eating in the dark tonight. I like to see my food when I’m eating it, I think food tastes better
when you can see it. That’s gotta be a thing. Is that a thing Riley? There you go. – [Riley] That looks pretty
good, if I do say so myself. – [Elayna] Epic. We’ve got some veggies over here. Is it cooked? – Oh it’s definitely cooked. (soft music) (guitar music) – Love to have a sweet potato. And a smoothie for breakfast. Best combo. We spent the next few days anchored in the same spot. Really just enjoying some
quiet time to ourselves. Our freezers had been
pretty empty of seafood for some time now,
having been in the city. So, we’re both pretty keen on
spear-fishing a little more. Because Bimini is so
close to the Gulf stream, this provides food and warmth
to the coral reefs here and serves as a watery
highway for everything from marlin to manta rays,
dolphins and sea turtles. (guitar music) (soft music) (laughing) Amazing. (laughing) Tell me what you got today. – [Riley] This is
– [Elayna] My hunter gatherer. This is the same as yesterday. This is a margate which
we haven’t eaten yet, but I look forward to
it and then we’ve got grouper and white. I don’t know what that is,
bloody good looking snapper. Then it’s got that spot there. (scraping) – [Elayna] So we’ve decided that the grouper is a red grouper and also the snapper is a mutton snapper, this one here, with the dot. So we’ve identified our
fish and we are happy. Hey, what are you doing? – Oh, I’m just reviewing my technique, I’m just looking at the grouper I shot. I had the Gopro pointing
down from my mask, so it doesn’t There’s no actual shots of the fish, but there’s all of the aftermath. This one here is good. – [Woman Off Camera] Gonna get worse. – So we’re listening to a baby broadcast. It’s about the calming
reflex, how to calm your baby when it’s screaming and crying for hours. But anyway… I’m cooking fish tacos,
so what I’ve done is, I’ve seasoned it with a
teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt, half tablespoon ground
cumin, half a tablespoon of black pepper and half a
tablespoon of chilli powder. And some olive oil, and
I’m gonna bake it for 20 to 35 minutes. – [Riley] I forgot to wait. – I was on the phone
to the mobile provider, because our phones aren’t working and I look up and Riley’s
already eaten all the food that I prepared, so fish tacos were a hit. – [Riley] Greatest
compliment I could bestow. – [Elayna] Thanks so much for watching. Please don’t forget to give
us a thumbs up if you haven’t already and join us next week. We move spots to go and
check out that wreck I was talking about earlier. That’s awesome. We get welcomed on board a
research vessel for a tour. Get into some more diving
after the bad weather passes and we’re greeted by our pal, who has returned once again. ♪ But why call a worry away ♪ ♪ When it isn’t much different to say ♪ ♪ I caught you calling away ♪

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  1. Just listened to your song and I have tears running down my face as I write this; Elayna it is such a beautiful song, you should be so proud, you are an amazing musician and story teller. My father was a raging alcoholic so in ways I can relate to the feelings this song carries and it really resonated with me because of that. It is such a powerful and special song to me. Thank you so much for sharing it with us

  2. Are you meant to get fishing licenses in different countries just wondering? As I know in aus we need them

  3. Just realized this was the first episode that ever popped up to me, since then I went back to the first episode and have binged the last 3 weeks and made it back to here. Still trying to catch up to real time, love what you’re doing. Happy sails.

  4. The lefties will stop you from being so cruel to those poor innocent fish. How dare you kill and eat them. And as for those catch and release torturers.

  5. esa vida en el oceano seria casi ideal seria como la pelicula la laguna azul mi pelicula preferida el sueño d todo pescador recorer el mundo en un barco como el comiezo

  6. As a long time viewer, i just saw this video again and i must say, it is really weird seeing a video without Lenny ? PS: we really need Stefan on board again!

  7. For me, this was the Episode that shifted everything – something so different about this one, perhaps it was your song Elayner…..

  8. How do you afford to do this? How did you start? Id love to do this at some point in my life. Just a year or two. You guys are living the dream!

  9. So I'm watching Elayna and Riley on the dingy thinking, Where's the baby, who's watching the baby?? LoL

  10. Beautiful couple, just fun loving ,enjoying each other's company, in perfect sync with each other. Enjoy watching.

  11. Tell Riley not to flare those elbows out when doing push-ups on the rings, that's a quick way to shoulder injury. He should bring them inward towards his body. Thanks for the videos! I just found you guys yesterday and can't help but binge watch.

  12. good job, spear fish and eat as many lionfish as you can. One they are very tasty, and 2 your are helping the reef by doing so. They are invasive fish.

  13. Wow! Your channel has grown to over 1 mln subscribers!! Impressive guys! Keep up the good work 🙂 Love watching your video's.

  14. I just love your videos! Thanks for the reminder to give a thumbs up! It helps remind me as I am entranced binge watching your vids! Love you and Riley. And dear Lenny.

  15. Great video as usual. It's been a while since I watched. I see yall made a major upgrade to the boat.I know yall are loving the Cat.

  16. Nice video guys and living from the sea, what I notice the space inside the cabin looks really good like home even a plant and globe ??

  17. Dressed like that, the only thing she’s hunting is the rare aquatic sausage,PS who is strangling that cat in the background? ??

  18. Found your channel only 10 days ago and I am already at Episode 168, addicted to the lifestyle and really enjoy Riley's free dive spear fishing

  19. Don't know if you review comments from earlier posts, but though I would give it a try. Elayna, I must say that you have always been strikingly beautiful, even more so as an expectant mother. And your music is wonderful.

    I have an observation that always seem obvious to me, but it doesn't really bother me. But I thought I should tell you what I see. When you sweep your hair back from your face, you tend to only sweep it over your left ear and never your right ear. I may have missed it if you did earlier.

    And Riley, you always impress me as s very knowledgeable boat master. It is a joy to see how you always seem to have the answer. Good job,sir! Keep it up!

    May God continue to bless and keep you all!

  20. You can''t get it no better than that; you guys actually entertain yourselves and feed yourselves! how cool man? great playing and singing Alayna! keep up the cool stuff guys!

  21. Elayna, please get some more music out. You have such a beautiful voice. I would buy it all and I rarely buy music!!!

  22. I am told, that you should cut the tail off the fish, let the blood drain, and it makes it easier to clean and the meat taste better. I don't see you doing it but just wanted to give you the pointer so you can try and tell us how that works.

  23. I would love to come on the vegabonde and teach Riley to filet a fish …. I cringe when I see his Australian technic.

  24. its midnight and I'm out in the truck watching you guys with my 9 year old son who is autistic. We have been restoring a 43' ketch for the last 10 years, and when things seem hopeless with the progress of the sailboat I love to watch you both it lifts my spirit and gives me fuel to continue. Thanks for the DRIVE you provide!

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