Monday, June 15, 2009

We're Off and Running

The Time Bandit showed up at the dock with our first fish of the season tonight.

Not a big haul, not even a sorta big haul but it's still the first reds to come over the bull rail for 2009 and I'm sure it's enough tp add put salmon to our menu.


Levy, Lani, Demie and Raymund working the night shift in the galley. It's now an around the clock show and these guys make it happen.


One of our many hard working electricians Hector. He was hanging pipe for our new 450hp refer compressor in this photo.


Newbie Beach Ganger Justin kicking around in the bone yard.


Here are a few bear pics Justin took while he was checking out the new neighborhood.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

~~~~~Hey Nauhoittava~~~~~


Wendy and Todd

Kohtuullinen koristeltu kotona polveutua ilta aikaa Kodiak Kestikievari avulla Suunnata kulkunsa ja Toti. Suunnata kulkunsa says jotta erottaa te häntä sisar Diane on johtuen jotta kaupunki ja hän haluta te jotta koetus ja ehtiä by asu ajaksi aiheuttaa. It's kymmenen ikä kas noin ja se edellä aika I-KIRJAIN koristeltu jotta kuulla häntä porista ja ilakoida. Hän pelaaja ainoa epäkelpo aasi esitys -lta " we ja Poliisi Magenta ". I-KIRJAIN had jotta johdonmukaisuus häntä avulla koiranvitjat -lta ammus -lta Eteläinen Lohduttaa edellä ainoastaan hän valmis se kiertelemätön jalkeilla Janis Joplin muotoilla. Hankkia erinomainen viikonloppu!!


Thursday, April 9, 2009

To Whom It May Concern

OK, we have tried time and time again and this is a close to a photo of Doug as we have been able to get so far.


I guess we will have to try a sneak approach for the task.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Naknek Wildlife

It appears we have a new camp mascot for the 2009 season. She was here guarding camp when we arrived.
As long as we keep her fed she seems OK with us being here, for now anyway.

There are lots of Bald Eagles hanging around in camp, they seem to stay in
rather photogenic locations right up until the time you grab a camera.


I think this is why I have such a hard time uploading these photos I post here.
It's federally protected wireless interception.

These colorful little finch can be seen feeding along the hillside right in camp.
They go undetected by many, but catch the eye of those that pay attention to detail.


Chief Engineer Tapio prefers these tuxedo cloaked birds out at the Point...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Back To Naknek 2009

Well here we are- back in Naknek Alaska, for another Bristol Bay salmon season! I know- seems a little early doesn't it? Actually, I don't think half the salmon we are going to process this season have been born yet- but none the less we're here. You might notice some changes this year to the format and content of this blog. Hopefully- these changes will be a good thing. The most important change will be under YOUR control. We want to see more comments from you- the viewer! Tell us what we are doing wrong, Tell us what you want to see, Tell us who you want to see. We know you are out there- now we want to know what you're thinking. Keep in mind this is a family friendly site, dedicated to the people we've left at home. Keep comments in the PG classification- because we can, and will, edit them. Our goal is, and always has been, to open up our little world to you, and allow families to keep in touch with their loved ones. With that- lets begin the 2009 sockeye season...


March 21st- final approach to King Salmon from Anchorage, aboard PenAir flight 3201



Unloading on a cold runway. We were met with clear but cold skies and windchill temperatures somewhere in the -15f range.


Cramped yet comfortable cab ride to Naknek.


We needed our own transportation- but first we had to dig out the doorway. Ice build up around the plant was a little greater than years past. Brian, Dave, and Luke do their part to free the slider.


Monday the 23rd of March- we had a little snow fall from the night before. Temperatures climbed up to the freezing level. Darius is seen here plowing some fresh snow with the backhoe.


Here's a somewhat elevated view of downtown Naknek nestled under a blanket of snow.


For a quiet, sleepy little fish town- Naknek draws it's share of worldly travelers. Here we see Elizabeth and Antonio enjoying a nice walk uptown for a leisurely brunch at the Red Dog Inn.

A view of the frozen Naknek river looking south.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Go For It Luke

Life's short, and you only get to do it once.