Alaska in Flip Flops – Day 4

Day 4

Woke up early – not sleeping great but at least not cold! We inflated one of the inflatable kayaks and all set off to collect sea asparagus.

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this was right before we were boarded by the state trooper and got a ticket for too many rods in the water πŸ™ we were not successful catching a salmon – we moved to cackle point to try for halibut or rock fish πŸ™ We made it through Sturgess Narrows at slack tide and went to Deep Bay to try our luck at crab.

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filling up the boat with four of the fuel bladders

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no luck at crab πŸ™ as commercial fishing for crab had started

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Dar enjoying the net kite.

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fuel filling hi jinx πŸ˜‰ After emptying the bladders then I had to deal with my water soaked bed – which was tricky in the coffin bunk πŸ™ Β the fooler (freezer) leaked all over it ended up taping a garbage bag over the entrance to hopefully avoid further catastrophy Β πŸ™

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We stopped at midway reef to try again for fish πŸ˜€

Here is Dar catching a fish πŸ™‚

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nice big rock cod

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here I am reeling in a giant halibut

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Mary helping me land the giant halibut

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he was a fighter it took four tries to get him in the net

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here it is on board

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my first giant fish!

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35lbs!!

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the view

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first attempt at picking up the giant halibut

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not enjoying it

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it was kind of pushing me past my ick-o-meter

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the view!!

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We decided to check out Ell Cove for the night

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here I am picking it up the second time – will load the video of the first attempt for your endless amusement

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We enjoyed BBQ Halibut, Dar brussels sprouts and zucchini carpaccio (thinly sliced zucchini with olive oil, lemon – with salt and pepper (optional parmesan and pine nuts)

I enjoyed two vodka lemon drinks with Mary and went to sleep. What a HUGE day – ridiculous good.

 

 

 

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