It is the start of another season of longlining on the Washington coast. The F/V Pacific Hustler is ready to take off tonight (ETD midnight), taking my husband with it. They will head South to Neah Bay on the tip of the Olympic Peninsula, and will be fishing up and down the coast from there.
Here she is, looking good with a fresh coat of paint.
I took the kids down to the boat today while the crew was loading up the groceries.
All the gear is ready to go and the hold is full of ice.
Larkyn and Atticus tested out their dad’s bunk to make sure it was satisfactory… it looks a little cramped to me, but it met the kid’s approval!
Looks like I’m on my own again. But if all goes well Zed will be back between trips, every week or two. Not bad compared to what we are used to.
Good luck boys! Stay safe and I’ll see you soon!
(I just had to add this photo of the strings of kites down at the park at the harbor today… beautiful!)