After years of taking fishing charters run by others, we decided with my husband's love of fishing and our family's love of fish, we needed our own boat. He's been dreaming of this for years and we just got this one a couple of weeks ago. She's even got a little head and galley which pleases me and she is very comfortable to sleep in. What I like most is the heater and the fact that the cover keeps you out of the weather. Even in the middle of Summer it can get really cold out on the water and it rains - a lot.
The Reelentless. Here she is in her slip at Valdez, Alaska.
She will be roaming the icy waters of Prince William Sound this summer as we fish for halibut, salmon, red snapper and ling cod.
Here's a photo of a rainbow I took out the boat's window. It was cold and misty when we started out and the sea was a bit rough. We ducked into a cove and caught three halibut and went back to port. It's a good thing because the ocean's swells were getting a bit bigger and I was feeling a bit green around the gills.
We got to see otters and porpoises - but they were being shy and I could not get photos.
A view of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline snaking its way up the mountainside - taken while driving back to North Pole after our fishing trip last weekend:
It runs 800 miles from the harbor town of Valdez to the North Slope oil fields at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.