July 21, 2017

Friday Funny 07/21 (Dock Life)

Elsie and Gus

We could actually catch fish off of our dock, someone's child was doing it the other day, but would you want to eat it? Absolutely no.

Elsie and Gus checking out our dock finger.

We have been in the marina so long now, it feels like we might never get away. The good news is that all of the electronics that Bill has put into place, rewired, and turned on, have all worked flawlessly so far. 

We will leave! We have committed to a rondezvous with some friends at Glacier Bay, north of here.

I still enjoy watching the boats coming, and going, and of course it's a daily event. The commercial fishing season is in full swing, and the processing plant next to the marina is always busy. The boats come in with their catch, unload at the plant, sometimes come back to their slip for provisioning, maybe an overnight, and then right back out to work. A local tender, (larger ship that takes the days catch, into the processor, after off-loading it from smaller vessels, so the fishing boat doesn't have to stop fishing), said that they had 78,000 pounds of fish for the processor that day. That's a lot of fish.

It's really fun to watch the transient dock, you never know what might pull in. The other day we had a 110 foot power boat, and you could hear the bow thrusters maneuvering it around the corner, and up to the dock. Last night the largest (personal), sailboat I have ever seen came in. 

It was getting dark, and the cloud cover makes it kind of hard to see in the above photo.

160 foot sailboat, "Georgia"

Here'w one I took this morning on my way to the community center, to participate in water aerobics.

More photos of Heritage Harbor, Wrangell, Alaska.

A power catamaran headed out of the marina, off to have some fun!

We see eagles every day. They live in the forests around us.

Unlike winter, when every slip is full, there are quite a few empty ones now.

Can you tell, I'm grasping to get a Friday Funny out? If you've been following along with Denali Rose Sailboat on Facebook, you've seen some of my sewing projects posted. I'm in full-steam ahead, and every day is, "what can I complete now" mode. I just didn't take time out to write a post.

FYI, Oprah is in Southeast Alaska right now. We won't be seeing her in Wrangell though.

What projects are you doing? Would you want to meet Oprah?

As always, we enjoy hearing from you, either here in comments or on our Facebook Denali Rose Sailboat page.

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