A season in rewind

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A season in rewind

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Post by spoiled one » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:11 pm

I was just going through some photos of our last boating season. With Whittier receiving over 40 feet of the white stuff last winter, it made for a late, cold spring. The espar didn't get much of a break until late June. We hit the water early in May for more ''troutless adventures''. :rotfl: Lots of snow and cold nights, but those tasty little bugs were still there.

Several feet of snow down to the beach.
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Shrimping never gets old.

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I have never pulled a shrimp this small. Have you? My ring for scale.

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Post by spoiled one » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:15 pm

We met up with this character over Memorial Day weekend and ended up rafting up with he and his family on more than one occasion. Did I mention that it was a cold spring? I am not sure how we managed without an espar.

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We also spent a weekend or two rafted up with this forum member.
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Post by spoiled one » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:17 pm

I purchased a couple of kayaks off craigslist last winter. The kids sure have enjoyed exploring the coves while we are at anchor. I am impressed how stable they are. I was certain one of us would go for a swim getting in or out. I can even fit my lanky frame in these 10 footers, although I don't have any photographic evidence. We spend more time hanging out on the hook than anything these days.


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We burn a lot less fuel in "motor floater" than the big boat. It's all about the kids, right? :highfive:

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Post by spoiled one » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:22 pm

My daughter gets a little unnerved when I deploy the RHIB. So I had her and mom jump in the kayaks to photograph the crane in action. I don't really notice it while I am up top, but she does list a bit to starboard.

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Post by spoiled one » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:25 pm

My crew:
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I cannot forget our boat dog. What about me, dad?

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She will sit here for hours watching the flotsam.

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Post by spoiled one » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:37 pm

We tend to "boater home" more than fish. Although, our kids are getting to the age where they have the patience to jig for a couple of hours at a time, they still prefer paddling around and our shore parties. What a playground!

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Looking for crabs:

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Chasing some pinks:

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She has my walk:

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Post by spoiled one » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:44 pm

We do fish a bit and tend to have a halibut line down while we are hanging on the hook. One decent fishing trip and our freezer has enough fish to last us a winter. I have heard about the oysters from Perry Island, but had not experienced them until this year. Troy and Melissa are doing a great job cleaning up the place. Man, we were missing out!




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Post by spoiled one » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:50 pm

Boys being boys:


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And bigger boys being boys:

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Post by spoiled one » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:53 pm

Man, I love our backyard!
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Three more months and we get to do it all over again. :beer:
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Post by spoiled one » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:28 pm

Black Beard wrote:Thanks for posting those magnificent photos. :thumbsup:

You bet! Lots more where these came from.
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Post by Sabs28 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:47 pm

Very cool story Pete, I gotta say I am bit jealous of your "Backyard". Mine just has some trees & rocks, not much to look at.

Post #9, second picture, I would HATE to be near that snow if it let go of the hill :titanic: :shocked:

I remember to "Good Old Days" of hanging out with the Famialy on the boat. I have some pictures of it somewere but they are on Poloroid :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Post by spoiled one » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:54 pm

That snow has been there since the last ice age (glacier). It lets go all the time. It is called "calving". A big one can throw quite the wave.
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Post by DMan » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:25 pm

Okay, I am jonsing for spring now so I am going full on copy cat. New thread on the way! P____! (That's for Pete)
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Post by welder » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:28 pm

GAME ON
We may have to start a poll on who has the better pictures. :mrgreen:
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Post by spoiled one » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:34 pm

Roses are red, violets are blue, I hate rhyming.....

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Post by welder » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:37 pm

Pete, any pictures of Tori and the kids hooked up with a fish?
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Post by spoiled one » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:53 pm

welder wrote:Pete, any pictures of Tori and the kids hooked up with a fish?
The gals didn't fish much this season and the only one that showed a hook up I posted on post #7. Tristan hooked a pink. The only serious fishing we did this summer was when you guys came up.
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Post by welder » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:59 pm

Dman is on page 3....
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Post by welder » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:02 am

And I just found a box of Oatmeal Raisin Nut SOFT CHEWY cookies, perfect midnight snack.
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Post by DMan » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:10 am

Is the last day of the video done yet??
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Post by mojomizer » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:20 am

Les we have to work on not cutting the right hand side of the pictures off. I am listening to some tunes I found enjoying pictures ............ Eating homemade banana bread.
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Post by welder » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:37 am

mojomizer wrote:Les we have to work on not cutting the right hand side of the pictures off. I am listening to some tunes I found enjoying pictures ............ Eating homemade banana bread.
I'm going to steal everyones cameras and set their size for them. There is only so much real estate on a web page to play with and we have been posting 1024 X 768 pictures tonight like a big dog , how big do you guys need them.
I think I need another cookie. :popcorn:
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Post by DMan » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:46 am

welder wrote:
mojomizer wrote:Les we have to work on not cutting the right hand side of the pictures off. I am listening to some tunes I found enjoying pictures ............ Eating homemade banana bread.
I'm going to steal everyones cameras and set their size for them. There is only so much real estate on a web page to play with and we have been posting 1024 X 768 pictures tonight like a big dog , how big do you guys need them.
I think I need another cookie. :popcorn:
We have to compensate some how! Why do you think we own big boats! :-D
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Post by welder » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:50 am

DMan wrote:
welder wrote:
mojomizer wrote:Les we have to work on not cutting the right hand side of the pictures off. I am listening to some tunes I found enjoying pictures ............ Eating homemade banana bread.
I'm going to steal everyones cameras and set their size for them. There is only so much real estate on a web page to play with and we have been posting 1024 X 768 pictures tonight like a big dog , how big do you guys need them.
I think I need another cookie. :popcorn:
We have to compensate some how! Why do you think we own big boats! :-D
Home made Banana Bread, Oatmeal Cookies and Big Boats..... It don't get any better than this!
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Post by spoiled one » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:55 am

welder wrote: Home made Banana Bread, Oatmeal Cookies and Big Boats..... It don't get any better than this!
No bananas on my boat. No way!!!
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