Diving the Baby Islands

Some of our dive group finally got a chance to dive somewhere in the Aleutians other than Unalaska. We’ve talked about something like this for two or three years but have never been able to coordinate a boat, the right weather and enough people to make the trip worthwhile. Yesterday we finally had our opportunity. Captain Bill of the Puk Uk took five of us to the Baby Islands, a three hour or so steam from town, and anchored near the middle of this group of five small islands. We knew in advance that though it’s quite Continue reading Diving the Baby Islands

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Finally, fishing!

Late June is Sockeye Season. I’ve been going to Reese Bay for most of the last 10 years to fish for red (Sockeye) salmon, always during the last few days of June.  It’s one of the highlights of the year, something for which I typically take at least a week off from work so that I’m (more or less) assured of having a couple of good weather days for a boat ride to Reese Bay.   Both the weather and salmon escapement failed to cooperate this year, and thus it was July before Shari, Dan and I got over there.  Our two-boat armada, armed with the three of us and a smallish net, set off early Continue reading Finally, fishing!

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