Okay - this story is about my fishin' trip. The song below this blog is a great song for vacations. It'll get you in the mood.
And the video below that is perfect for Alaska! Really cute. How bears are dealing with global warming.
I went on the boat called the Jack Pot - complete with a little dog who as soon as the engine started ran to his bed and stayed the whole time. My captain was Captain Jack.
Now these pins look kind of little but I would say they were 6 to 8 inches long. Each person could only catch two Halibut. No one could help you. We stayed until everyone got two. I was number 21 - the last number. They used these pins to pin the two fish together after we caught them.
Here is Chatty fishin'. Halibut feed near the bottom. Therefore you had two pound weights on the pole plus bate. About every 5 to 10 minutes you have to reel up the line to check if there is still bate on it. It was work. Real work. You get a new respect for fishermen. Notice the silly hat someone talked me into buying? And it was cold - two jackets. I bought a new jacket there - that I love.
The fish to the right - the last two - mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And this is where the fish we caught was brought. You could flash freeze it and send it home if you wanted to.
And that was the end of my fishing trip. It was wonderful!
And as Vincent Van Gogh once said, "The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reasons for remaining ashore".
Gee, what a good lesson for me - us.