We're getting some serious wind gusts this evening, even by Dutch Harbor standards. One of our crab captains was up in the parts room today commenting that when it starts howling like this, you know it's crab season. We're getting a delivery of about 100,000 pounds tommorow morning.
I took this photo yesterday when we walked along the base of Ballyhoo to the shipwreck - it was fun! You can see from the wind sock by the runway it was breezy yesterday as well but tonight is a whole new level. There were seals right off shore keeping an eye on us while we walked by, there was a cave dug into the base of the mountain, and the wreck was fun to explore. We stopped by Surefish and picked up Keri's dog Kali to keep Chico company and a good time was had by all.
I'll post more pictures from yesterday soon. Tonight we went to the Museum of the Aleutians for a lecture and book signing by Ray Hudson wrote Moments Rightly Placed, and is just releasing Family After All documenting Alaska's Jesse Lee Home in Unalaska between the years of 1889 and 1925. He was a very good speaker and a super nice guy; I'm looking forward to reading his latest.
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - Today was dreary gray, with light snow and rain. I wanted to get out, but I was going to stay near Great Falls. That still leaves various options. I headed...
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