We're having one humdinger of a storm out here, it started this morning and shows no sign of letting up. They were calling for 50 to 80 mph winds, not sure if we've got that high but I do know at noon I was walking on an icy parking lot towards the beach with the wind at my back and I didn't have to move my feet - the wind just blew me along at a normal walking pace, sliding across the ice. Along with the wind and rain are warm temps so the snow is going fast. All our Mariner fleet is done with pot cod and are switching their gear out for opilio. We do have a couple boats doing trawl cod this season as well, and the pollock fishery opens in a few days so we're all busy with last minute projects both on the boats and in the plant.
I took these pictures a couple days ago when Chico and I were walking out past the landfill. The strategy when it has been snowing is to drive towards Summer's Bay until the first snow blockage across the road (there are many, but they get then cleared the next day), park, and walk along the beach. The fog and light snow that day made passing fishing boats look like ghost ships.