** Gordon and Billie **

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Going Part of Fishing

GOING fishing is sometimes as exciting as actually fishing. You never know what you will encounter on the trip, especially in Alaska.

A little diversion at an ice cream parlor after a long day of casting is always a good thing, especially when your companion is top notch.


In Pulaski, New York, one of the local residents always has this lifesize doll dressed and out by the highway. Sometimes she is Marilyn Monroe, sometimes a mermaid, or maybe a gypsy. Fishermen and tourist often stop to have their picture made with this bit of americana.


In Alaska, beauty is not hard to find. Tami's natural beauty blends right in.


In Seward, there is a sealife center worth visiting. This is a sea lion in their very large aquarium. It's like being underwater without getting wet.

Orcas are plentiful and playful in Alaska, and seem to be attracted to fishing boats.

When fish are everywhere, sea lions are often seen doing what sea lions do. Eating fish! They, occasionally, make a game of it.

This road sign was at Allison Point, in Valdez. Every day around 5 pm a bear would come out of the woods across the road from the parking lot, find a stringer of fish unattended in the back of a pickup truck, and drag them back into the woods. We heard of no one challenging him.

When sights like this are encountered, fishing can wait for just a little while. Bridal Veil Falls, one of many by that name in our country, is right beside the road on the way to Valdez. Click on the photo to see the smiles on Bryan's and Ethan's face, and to feel like you are actually there.


Tami said...

love the new title picture!

Traci said...

Dad is Back! Love the pictures. I think this helps Tami and I feel connected with you. We always knew you liked fishing and with all your cool pictures it is easy to see why!

Papa Mema and Scruffy said...

I have been adding to several of the past posts. You should check them out.