It's kind of hard to get a strong enough signal to post pictures, hence I have done little other than check fb and email. This morning I am sitting in front of the community center and maybe have enough of a signal to post.
One of the reasons I love to come to Alaska is the fresh seafood, especially the halibut. Chris puts out a long-line, a long line with about 30 hooks hanging from it, attached to buoys and anchors on each end. We had unsuccessfully set it twice with no luck at all. But the third time was a charm.
Baiting the hooks.
into the rocking rolling ocean. The stomach was in a little distress after this trip!
Attaching the hooks unto the line. After the hooks are left dangling in the water for 6 hours or so, you head back out and this time......
This baby was probably 40 pounds. Good eating size.
Fish cleaner extraordinaire! A slice down the middle of the back.....
slice along the bones to the edge.....
Last but not least, the cheeks. Halibut cheeks are a delicacy.
A little peek of the sun for a lovely ending to the successful hunt. But the best part was the big bowl of ice cream
with Chris, Amy and Stella, the grand dog.
And then the next night I ate my last meal of halibut, as I had a reaction to it and spent a horrible night sleeping with my epi-pen. The end.