Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The F/V Wizard Offload, Crosby and Lynn, and Dante


On The Dante Front, This is in response to the Person who said that I should have remained with Dante till he got on the plane. I dropped him off about 20 minutes before the plane took off and took pictures of the people there. (I also said that if anything happened to the dog the same fate MIGHT befall them.........It's OK, I know them)

Now, On to the Wizard....................

The Wizard was listing a bit tied up to the dock as the crab was being removed from the forward tank, making the deck especially fun to cross, which is why they had Lynn out there with the saltwater hose spraying the ice off.

Captain Keith's C&C Center. (BTW Keith is Quitting Chewing so no more Cup O' Noodles Spit Cup)

Lynn Spraying off the Ice (Notice his shiner is almost gone!) Also you can see that they only have on bin full of Dead Loss!! (Great Job Guys!)

Lenny Down in the Crab Hold

Where I was standing wile taking the pictures. (Notice the Dunkin Donuts Coffee Mug, You will be seeing them in alot of Wizard Shots this year)

Brailer Baskets going up and Down From the Elevated Westward Docking Facility.
And How much does one of them weigh, Almost one ton!! Of Course if you calculate out to 10 of these per hour you can see how it takes a Full day to unload the ship. (It was actually going a bit slower than that which was not making certain people happy, at 6-8 per hour)
It was Crosby who came out to get the new figures from Lynn, but he was working on some Computer Issues for Keith so he did not have to stay out.......
And here they are, Nice Clean Opilio Crab right from the Wizard's Tanks. Westward was not as cool as Unisea so I was Unable to follow these guys to thier final fate..........
And Finally on the Wizard Front you can see how much Ice they Built up on the steam back to Dutch. Crosby said this all happened in about 12 hours as they had clear fishing almost all their trip.
And Finally, A view from my window when I got home. The storm got worse through the rest of the day but Cleared up in time for me to have a nice night at the Unisea with the Wizard guys. (Ask Crosby about his Sarah Palin Story)

33 comments:

carrie. said...

you're such a tease! ;)

Elizabeth Douglas said...

haha! indeed! awesome shots! now i will sit here with my hands folded and tapping my foot until you comment!

Jax said...

Ooh great pictures! So maybe they are called snow crab cause they are covered in snow? I like the pics of the frozen water bottles.. I guess you don't need to bother with coolers up there!
Will be checkin back later for your commentary CB, thanks!!

Lori said...

Wow! Look at the weather and the ice! Yikes! These pics are better than DC! Thank goodness for digital cameras now and for CB, of course! Awesome pics CB! Miss our chats (hint)!

Elizabeth Douglas said...

Wow CB, great stuff! I think once again, you've raised more questions than answers! LOL! Where was the rest of the crew...and Dunkin Donuts eh? It's scary to think that much ice could build up that quickly. I'm glad to hear Keith's giving up the chew! Nasty habit! It's a shame Westward wouldn't let you "stay on the crab" would have liked another "story of George!"

I know the Sarah Palin strory! hahaha!!!

Thanks again!

Mystic said...

Yeeee Hawwwwwwwww! Wizard Pics! I'm glad the boys are getting a few days of fun and frivolity!
LOL at the Dunkin mug...I have mine in my room by my bed! hehehehehe
What a wonderful post to come home to!
Thanks CB!

Sally Ann said...

Really a very awesome post, CB!!! Thanks!!

Now I'll be wondering about Dunkin Donuts and Sarah Palin for months. LOL. :D

Cheryl said...

CB your the best! Love the pix of the Wizard - glad to see all is going well. Keep up the good work.

Dani said...

Cool pictures CB!! And good to see that Lynns black eye is clearing up, as tough as it made him look, i prefer him without it!!
I too would like to have seen another george story, but oh well maybe next time!!

Reading said...

CB thanks for the pic and the explanation about leaving poor little Dante at the airport all alone!!! Loved the Wizard pics, the ice looks really bad...glad you got to got out with the guys ...

sindee said...

CB you are the best!! It's almost like watching DC. Just think of the people who haven't discovered your blog and go without DC news and pics for months. Thanks for all your work and for sharing it with us.

disanml said...

Those pictures were great, thank you so much for posting them. I am excited for the new season to start and to see all the references that we have seen in your blog.

Greentigereyes said...

CB, excellent pictures! Makes me want to be there to see it in person ... but alas not to be. Thanks for sharing these. Waiting with "baited" breath to see your commentary!

Woasisss said...

CB!!!!! Thanks so much for the Wizard update and pics! You are simply the best! Sarah P story? Hmmmmmm.....I really think the pic of the eagles on roof of building and back of bait truck is cool!Good for Capt Keith trying to stop chewin! Keep the Faith!

Margrita said...

Awesome pictures thanks for sharing them. Great job CB!!!!

outlaw said...

Thanks as always for a great blog CB. Let the Captain know he has my respect, as I have given' up dipping snuff after 28 years just 4 months ago. My family probably wishes I was at sea when I did it. lol

Kim said...

Love the pics and commentary. I hope you get to do a walk through when NW comes through. Hopefully some really good Edgar pics again as well!

Mick Muise said...

Thanks for the update, CB! It is great to know the Wiz made it in safe and prosperous! And YEA on the Dunks mugs! I'll take Dunks over Starbucks any day. Thankfully I live in New England so there's one practically every quarter mile.

Anonymous said...

Hey all, It's EMTSrescue...says incorrect password, so have to post anon! SORRY everyone! Will try to fix that!! Anyhow...OUTSTANDING photos yet again CB! You are the best! Someone needs to share teh Sarah Palin story! Those crab look YUMMY! Glad to see Lynn's shinner is getting better!! That is some ice build up!! Keep up the great work CB! Stay warm! I am just sitting here waiting for Mt. Redoubt to blow!! Hope the ash does not head towards Anchorage!! Hugs, Lisa

Helen said...

CB,
As usual you are AMAZING! Thanks for the pics and info. Glad Keith is going to stop chewing. (yuck)...

When Cornelia Marie comes in PLEASE get some pics. I'm missing my buddies and would like to see for myself that they're okay!

Thanks and I'm glad you're feeling better now.

Helen

mamawas said...

CB great information it is almost like watching an unload on Disco network
Thank you,
Donna

Sue said...

I definitely want to hear Crosby's Sarah Palin's story. Have him guest blog some time!

Mystic said...

Sue...that is a mighty spiffy idea! CB...I know it would be a HUGE sacrifice on your part, but perhaps you could hang out with Crosby a little, and talk him into doing a guest spot on your blog!
*muah*

Carlisleboy said...

Well, For you Mystic,, Maybe I would make the sacrifice and FORCE myself to hang out with Crosby...Have a few drinks...maybe give him a massage......
OK!!!

Elizabeth Douglas said...

hahahah!!!! awesome. I highly endorse the Crosblogging!

Kim said...

CB behave!! no back massages!

Carlisleboy said...

Fine, I'll Do the Front Kim.....since you are making me.........

*CJ* said...

Cross crosbyblog great idea. Good back massages always nice to have. Your pics were awesome and wonderful account for all in 'Catch' withdrawal. Thank you so much CB. You are always welcome to come chat as the fans would love instant answers. Take care and keep that camera functioning we love it. Many hugs and good back rubs to you always.

Dani said...

Carlisleboy said...
"Fine, I'll Do the Front Kim.....since you are making me........."

Lmao...i love it!!

MsGiantsFan said...

Thanks for the pics CB :) The crab looks nice & clean. Good for the Wizard!

hobo said...

Thanks, CB!! Glad that you are feeling better & you certainly got my morning off to a great start! Woohoo! for the Wizard & her crew!

Anonymous said...

What was the total of the offload was she full.? An grate pic's.

Frieda said...

Blogger will not let me access my dashboard or for that matter the blogger home page. It just keeps redirecting for hours on end. I hope someone has an idea what I have done to be exiled! Hope to see the brunch post after work. Love to all Frieda