Tinker Verve

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Fishing in Alaska….

It’s time for me to back up a couple of weeks.

When we returned home from our trip to Alaska I had the {amazingly♥wonderful} workshop/picnic event to ‘pull off’, my garden was in dire need of work and my raspberries we coming on strong.  I wish I would have kept track this year of how many gallons that we’ve picked but it’s somewhere between 20 & 30.

…but, I still want to show you some of the fun that we had in Alaska.

I mentioned in an earlier post that my parent’s have a place there where they spend their summers.  Mr. T goes up each year to fish but with a long list of great reasons {mostly having to do with the kids}, it’s been about 4 years since I’ve made the trip with him.  So, this was the year!

It was a beautiful, relaxing trip and my mom is the best cook ever so we not only came home with 200 lbs. of salmon and halibut but I personally brought home about three pounds.

wouldn’t it be horrible if we had to pay extra for a return flight if we managed to gain weight during our travels?   the financial restrictions are getting tighter and tighter…just might happen some day!  🙂

This the first year that I’ve fished and it turns out that I’m not too bad with a halibut pole.  I reeled in about 9.

Jelly fish – watch out for these buggers…they get tangled up in your line…if you touch the slime with your hands or it gets slung in your eye…OUCH!

pulling up a halibut

a neighbor of my parent’s was fishing in the same ‘hole’

our little boat coming back in for a long day out

not all of these were mine but ‘most’ of them were!  

my parent’s have a great room for doing the final cleaning and packaging of the fish

I was able to can some cod

We had a great time…Thanks Mom and Dad for sharing your AK lives with us!  🙂

August 11, 2011 Posted by | fishing in Alaska, sustainable living | 2 Comments