Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New friends from far away...

Our offload of the Bairdi went smoothly and all that was left to do before flying out was rig the pots (yet again) for the winter fishery, Opilio. The three or four days in Dutch Harbor were mostly uneventful except for our good fortune in meeting two great new friends all the way from Australia!!

Marilyn and Gary flew up to Dutch hoping to meet the captains and crews from the boats of "The Deadliest Catch". Because we were the only crew still in town (the Wizard was the only boat to fish Bairdi) they were somewhat disappointed.

Over the course of the next few days, we took the time to give them a full tour of the boat and during the evenings had a few belts in the hotel bar. We had a wonderful time and became fast friends. I can only hope our paths cross again.

Next on my agenda is a trip to Tampa, Florida to participate in the 19th annual Charlie Daniels Band Celebrity Golf Tournament in support of The Angelus, a home for challenged adults young and old with cerebral palsy.

Capt. Monte "mouse"


  1. Wow I just found all your blogs since October, not sure how I missed all that! Sounds like it was a great season, sorry I didn't get to go to Tampa and meet you. Have a great Christmas!

  2. MARINO ARENAL PINILLADecember 17, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Supongo que no me entienden o tienes que traducir.solo quiero felcitar vuestro trabajo.hace poco lo descubri en la tv.es acojonante.nos deja pequeños a los de mas.el wizard y el nortwester..jajaja los mejores .felicidades de verdad