Friday, October 5, 2007

Beached Barge




A couple days ago Goldfish and I took the dogs for a walk around the base of Ballyhoo past the airport. The top photo shows Chico exploring the inside of the processor barge that is beached out there; the third picture you can see one of the several seals that were bobbing right off shore watching us walking the dogs.
And speaking of beached barges, one ran aground in Humpy Cove early this morning. Humpy Cove is the spot where I took the photo of a large broken fish float on the beach and posted it a few days ago. You can read about the grounding here. You'll notice the article states the winds were gusting at 46 MPH when the barge was found drifting towards shore this morning - and this had calmed down quite a bit from the night before - I told you it was breezy out here lately! Perfect weather for the start of the red king crab season in 10 days! Cheers . . .

4 comments:

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Those are great pics as always. Do you often have windy days like that in Dutch?

AlaskaSteve said...

We're famous for our wind out here, I seem to remember the AVERAGE wind speed is 17 MPH, so with the calm days there are lots of extremely windy days - I love it, snuggling inside with Goldfish while the wind is howling is the best . . . .

Zack said...

Hey a seal! You think he was eyeballing the big dogmeal on the shore? No? Anyways, that barge looks ancient. It's about time it got beached. Put it out of it's misery. Do they leave it there for a while or are they getting ready to come haul it off?

AlaskaSteve said...

Zack, I actually think they intentionally hauled it there and beached it after towing it out of Captain's Bay. I think it caught on fire and they didn't want it to sink in the shipping channel - it makes a nice place to walk to, another unique aspect of the island . . . love ya