Engine difficulties

Day 26, 27

Flying-fish

Flying-fish

My engine temperature was above its usual 60┬░ to 80┬░range. Checking the intake filter I found that the blockage was not in the sieve. Would you believe that it is possible to clear the line by blowing forcefully from the filter cap?
Subsequent uneventful sailing / motor sailing in a progressively more agitated sea. The nights were especially dark without the moon. I found this poor hitchhiker a little too late to put him back into the water.