I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska , 5:26 AM GMT on April 18, 2012
Woke up today with planes buzzing the duplex. A bunch of them, the parade continued all day. Normally we get four flights a day, more are scheduled in the season. We are not in the season. Not sure why all the planes are coming in. I guess it was close to 10 that came in today.
Last week we had the captain of one of the smaller boats in our office. He was ecstatic that the ice had receded from St. Paul in The Pribilof Islands. That is the northern port than can take an offload of fish or crab. It has been icebound for most of the season. A tug went up and acted as an icebreaker for the boats. But it got stuck. FINALLY about 10 days ago the ice broke, and everyone jumped to head north. Many crews had flown south for the weather to break. The boats were tied up out my west window at the new small boat harbor. Northwestern was there, but a few days ago I saw them heading out around Amaknak Island, which has Ballyhoo on it. He may have been going around to the Trident Dock, or heading north, not sure.
I noticed Time Bandit on the radar in St Paul just a couple days ago. Still fishing, and Deadliest Catch has started...
One of our customers is in St Paul right now. They placed a food order with us to be put on one of the Coastal Boats. Coastal had been trying for weeks to get in there. Nothing. Finally it looked good. But a few days ago the ice was back. The Coastal Boat gave up and headed elsewhere. Our customer will come to Dutch this week.
I had 4 foxes at the chow porch last night. I was only able to get three in one picture, then NOSEY came out from under the Tahoe to make it a foursome. The grill was in full lighter fluid blaze, and one of them was chowing about three feet away.
Dutchie was out there with them for awhile. She seems pretty happy that the snow is melting and the weather is cat-able.
Two weeks from now I am having barbecue in New Mexico.
Tonight I grill. My famous garlic pepper hot wings. The best there are in the upper northern quarter
of Haystack. (My side of the street).
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