I have a couple thoughts this evening . . . you can see I took these photos last week, before Thanksgiving, while we still had snow. The 3 days of gale force rain followed by 45 degree temperatures has chased the snowline 2 or 300 feet up the mountains. The Sea Wolf is a pollock boat that packs about 700,000 pounds and has a first rate captain and crew. Whenever I see this boat at our dock I'm reminded of my seasons as a salmon boat deckhand in Cook Inlet, Alaska. We had a boat in our group called Lobo de Mar (Dale, if you're reading this, drop me an email!), translating roughly as Sea Dog or Sea Wolf. I remember Dale perched high in flying bridge, incessantly chain smoking and always wearing his lucky yellow sweat pants, flashing a grin as he sped by to set his gear. Man did we ever give him a rough time about those sweat pants . . . .
You may notice that sometimes I post different photos of the same thing. When you see that, know my mind is exhausted and I am literally incapable of deciding which composition I like best so I post them all. Seriously, sometimes I am almost falling asleep, flipping between two different photos, trying to decide which one I like best. This way, YOU can decide . . . . and I can head to bed . . . .