The 2017 season was rapidly winding down and with only one trip so far in the season I have to admit I was getting a little anxious that this season might all be a distant memory before too long! Like a bad habit my obsession with checking wind weather and of course terrafin got me thinking that there might be a window just before Thanksgiving weekend. The idea of one more tuna trip had barely registered my own mind when the texts from Whyknot started lighting up my phone! It was on! The necessary preparations got underway quickly as they always do in this fishery because good weather and water are the primary determinants. The plan was to meet in Bamfield on Tuesday afternoon and review weather and water conditions and then steam for the agreed coordinates approximately 70 miles off of Westport. After refuelling in Bamfield and waiting for the last member of Whyknot's crew we left the harbour at approximately 10pm under an almost full moon and sea conditions that could only be described as ideal!