My hubby found this beach rock for me in Homer this weekend, it was quite "romantical." Our halibut fishing trip was great too, under blue bird skies we departed at 6:30 am on an all day charter with our friends Sean and Gerri from North Country Charters. We fished in three different holes, about 50 miles out in Kachemak Bay. It took 2 hours to reach the holes, but the scenery was spectacular. We saw Puffins, sea otters and even sea lions that had hauled out onto a rocky island. Everyone on the boat limited out, 2 halibut per person, which is down from last year's limit of 3 per person. We also hooked into some nice fatty, sea going Silver Salmon. That's a picture of my salmon biggie in the fish tub. Daddy-O hooked a nice 30 pound Halibut but most were averaging a small "chicken size" of about 15-20 pounds. The day before our fishing trip we also packed home crates full of new drift wood for my Wind Salmon sculptures. The guys helped me collect the perfect shaped driftwood pieces from Bishop's Beach, which is just about a 100 yards away from where we stayed, Two Sisters Bakery, Suites By the Beach.
The big news was that "ocean girl" got so seasick I could hardly reel my fish in! Poor Derek had to do triple duty for our whole family! I have NEVER, EVER, EVER been seasick before and I LOVE
being on the ocean and on boats. It caught me (and Derek!) by complete surprise as me and two kids (ages 7 & 11) from New York had to share the garbage can in the boat's cabin! It was totally demoralizing but made for a great story for the other tourists on the boat. Derek, Gus and I were the only AK residents and considered ourselves quite the "veterans" on board -HA. I did gain everybody's respect though, wanting to catch our limit, in between dry heaves and the shivers, I hooked all my fish and my sweet hubby helped me reel my Halibut in! The Salmon was easy, I sat down onthe deck with my head down between my legs and just reeled him in on the lighter weight pole! As we were under way heading back to the Homer boat harbor I was fine. Got my coloring
back and was even able to think about a cold beer and pizza at Fat Olives! Now that's an Alaskan Woman, or so my sweet hubby says.
As soon as we got back into Anchorage I headed down to pick up some more steel. I'm hard at it as the season's last G Street Artists Fair
is this Saturday. I'm making some more Wind Salmon now that I have some new driftwood pieces and I'll also weld up more ravens and a couple of
customer requests to have on hand at the Fair. Though I'm feeling 100x better, I swear I will NEVER, EVER give anyone who is seasick a hard time EVER again (including my best friend Patti!).