Last weekend we drove to Prince William Sound to launch our “new to us” boat and to try our luck with our new shrimp pots and new halibut rods. It was beautiful. This is what the Valdez harbor looked like as we left it on Sunday (below).
I turned around and took this photo (below) as we left the harbor and entered Valdez Arm.
We set our shrimp pots in Jack Bay. (below)
Lovely shrimp (below).
There is a writing exercise where you only write two-word sentences. I decided to do that with this trip. It’s harder than it looks. Here goes:
Launch ramp. Heavy overcast. Gray water. Light chop. Under way. Salty spray. Valdez Arm. Shoup Bay. Potato Point. Jack Bay. Shrimp pots. Buoy marker. Galena Bay. Bligh Reef. Halibut rods. Herring bait. Flat calm. Rainbow arch. At anchor. Warm sun. Gentle rocking. Drooping eyes. Porpoise pod. Humpbacks breach. Geyser spout. Powerful breaths. Eagles soar. Gulls mew. Otters wave. No halibut. Pot puller. Three pots. One shrimp. Not good. Bait pots. Reset pots. Following seas. Sail boats. Oil tankers. Alaska Ferry. Tug boats. Charter boats. Harbor entrance. No Wake! Tie up. Night’s rest.Glassy water. Warm sun. Pull pots. Thirty shrimp. Not great. White caps. Following sea. Harbor entrance. Launch ramp. Pull boat.
Oh, I wish you could hear the sound of the whales breathing! It is amazing to hear that powerful surge of life from under the water. Thrilling.
Last week the robins returned for the summer and their song always makes me smile. It too was thrilling. What things do you find thrilling where you live?