Thursday, January 24, 2008

Donde es piscados?

With apologies to all my Mexican friends, that is my interpretation of "where are the fish?" We are at full crew levels right now and we are all poised, waiting for deliveries of the season's first pollock and opilio. The technicians and engineers have re-vamped and repaired everything and at midnight tonight begins a top to bottom scrub and sanitizing of the whole plant in preparation of fish - piscados - soon . . . .

The picture shows the APL dock at night, what I see when I raise my head from the laptop and look out the window. To the right you can see the tugboat James Dunlap holding the barge fast to the dock while they unload all the containers.

5 comments:

Frosted Flakes said...

As far as I know your spanish is correct. That is strange that the fish don't want to come out of their hiding places. I think that they just want to stay warm.

Lothian said...

I love the green tone to your photo. It makes it kind of eerie.

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Very cool picture!!! How do you do that?

pantxo petate said...

I still rembember some hamburguer joint advertisement, 'Where is the beef?' Long time ago... a lady with the typical grandma look.
Now it is Where is the fish... o Dónde está el pescado?
I can recall also what the soviets said to american catchers, Ryba vperyod, -Рыба вперед- hard to translate but something like fish to start with, or the fish first since fish has substituted money on a very common idiom, anything you want but the money to start with. Cheers Steve, I am gonna dig deep in the old trunk and try to find a picture where I think the fish is, well, some of it anyway.

AlaskaSteve said...

I'm looking forward to it Pantxo, your pictures are amazing and you have traveled to places I can only dream of - plus you were in Dutch at the wild and wooly times!