open ocean swim and found a floating coconut protecting 3 very pretty fish.

We awoke to a beautiful morning on the water today, the barest hint of a breeze and a long, slow, rolling swell out of the south. Currently north by west of Clipperton Atoll, approximately 3500m (11600ft) of water under the hull and it’s time for a swim.
Main engines on the Nautilus Explorer are off, drifting slowly under a hot sun and gentle breeze, and the pool is open.
Not one to miss the chance to refresh the body and mind after a long stretch of steady sailing, I joined our guests for a beautiful blue water swim off the stern of the Nautilus. As I swam towards the bow of the vessel I came across a good omen. A Clipperton coconut drifting along on the surface. I have no proof that the coconut came from Clipperton of course, but given that the atoll is the closest source there is a good chance. Under the coconut were 3 very pretty juvenile fish of some sort. I believe they were our advance welcoming party out to meet us.
Time now to get moving again. We’ll be arriving at Clipperton first light tomorrow morning.
Captain Gordon Kipp

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