Ready, Set, Salmon!

As the first salmon opening nears, there's a palpable sense of energy all around. Our bay is slowly filling up with all our fellow fishermen opening up their camps and getting out their gear with a spring in the step and a sparkle in the eye. This afternoon we felt a little magnitude 2,8 earthquake rattle the house, followed by an episode of hail. We relish these reminders that all our human activity is but a blip in the grand scheme of things, and take them as cues to look up from the frenzy and to be aware and grateful for this life we live.

 Getting ready ...... Adelia hangs a new net on our beach.

Getting ready ...... Adelia hangs a new net on our beach.

 Tollef spent much of the spring welding, doing major modifications to one of our skiffs.

Tollef spent much of the spring welding, doing major modifications to one of our skiffs.

 We're on the water and set for salmon! Here's Tollef towing our refrigerated-seawater holding barge out of storage in Kodiak. We're eager to fill it up.

We're on the water and set for salmon! Here's Tollef towing our refrigerated-seawater holding barge out of storage in Kodiak. We're eager to fill it up.

Adelia Myrick