Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Safe Crossing


This is the little footbridge we use to cross the river when we want to go to the library or walk up Haystack. The Isaalux Bridge name seemed a bit ironic with the eagles lining both railings, watching the river for fresh silver salmon moving up to the lake.
While I type I'm watching the two big tugs pull a huge container ship off the APL dock and remembering the evening I spent on the James Dunlap on the night of my birthday. The combined 8000 horsepower is rumbling through the window as they ease the ship away from the dock, each burning 250 gallons an hour while towing. Our crab guys settled on price today and started baiting up in preparation to head out - some have left already. The price is up nicely from last year, so with the higher quota it should be a banner year. There is only another two weeks left in the 2007 pollock season and the plant workers are thinking more and more of home and the two months off they will enjoy before the 2008 "A" season starts.
I'm taking the evening off to chill out and read - cheers everyone . . . .


6 comments:

Jennifer McKenzie said...

What a cool bridge! Glad you get some time to relax and read.
How's the new job going?

Cris said...

The footbridge looks quaint and its surroundings so very peaceful!! I'm so jealous ( in the best possible sense ) !! I'm also deeply appreciative for all the small windows you provide us daily. Many people turned their attention to Alaska influenced by the Deadliest Catch show. Yet once witnessed, this magnificent beauty is hard to ignore and impossible to forget ! I'll keep checking in daily with gratitude. Thanks !
Cris

Anonymous said...

I have 2 cousins that live in Unalaska ... I never really understood the attraction. After spending the entire day at work today reading your blogs and looking at all of your pictures - I GET IT !!! I look at the webcams almost daily but your pictures and stories make it all clear. Absolutely stunning ! I never wanted to go visit them because of the distance but now I've moved a visit to Dutch to the top of my list !! THANK YOU for sharing !

AlaskaSteve said...

Jen, the new job is going well, I've done the white collar routine before but I do miss the production side of things . . . I can't eat like a lumberjack anymore :o(

Anonymous said...

Hi Steve...thanks for posting all the great pics you take. I think you've been adopted as our on the scene Dutch Harbor correspondent. Hope you dont mind!

Zack said...

Looks like you have quite a fanbase now. You do take quite the awesome pictures for everyone to see.
Love ya Dad