Saturday, July 20, 2013

Arctic Experience

Tonight I had my very first truly arctic experience out on the ocean. A friend of my brother-in-law took us out to do a little bit of fishing. We went to 3 different spots. The first 2 we abandoned by other fishers and all fish. The 3rd spot was swarming with fishers, char and mosquitos! I can't express enough how awful it would have been had I not had my bug jacket with me.

Anyway, I'm not great with words, so here are some pictures from the evening.

As we were leaving the dock, some of the kids were swimming (it was only about 15 degrees outside)

Off we go...into the rain!

Yay, the first sign of fishies!

Even Chevy wanted to get a glimpse of the first catch of the night!

The sun starting to set.

This char photobombed my picture of the sunset.
This is what I wanted the real picture to look like..
I was really digging the silhouettes of the other fishers. These guys had their tent out to camp for the weekend.

If you look closely, you can see the robot-esque Inuksuk on the island.

I thought we were leaving the setting sun behind us.
See the mosquitos?

Can you really blame me for staying up late to see this?

I don't think so!

Oh yeah... I did catch my very first arctic char, which I will post about tomorrow after I've had the chance to cook it and taste it!


  1. Arctic Char added a lot to the picture!
    Biggest honkin mosquitos I've ever seen!
    Great sunset - totally worth staying up for!
    Uncle Steve