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.