Our last offload went well & was uneventful, as usual. We did get about 18 inches of snow while there, which is unusual, because most of the time the snow just blows away and never really amounts to much on deck. The Superbowl was awesome and most of us were thrilled to see the Saints win. It was very cool to land a delivery on that weekend, kudos to my brother for making that happen.
It is interesting that after all these years of working together one can still learn something "new" about a shipmate. Along with the hundreds of crab that come up in a pot will sometimes be sea snails, which also land on the sorting table. About the size of a golf ball it is not uncommon for there to be 20 or more in every pot on a long soak. These critters are not allowed in the tanks because they are known to kill crab in a confined space and are therefore pushed out the discard chute. The shells, when sliding on the aluminum table make a sound similar to fingernails on a chalkboard. When held in ones hand and done intentionally, holy cow! what a screech. Some people, like myself, couldn't care less about this sound, but others (who knew?) like Travis and Lenny, are mortified, and when done "properly" are nothing short of physically affected, picture superman meets kryptonite. Knowing how this sound pains them I do my best to limit my fun to only occasionally throughout the workday. :) hee hee
We will be heading north in search of our last trip and have yet to see the "White Monster", and we hope to miss that altogether.
Capt. Monte "Wizard Mouse"