Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sunday Brunch, Winners!!! Cruise Ships, Eagles, JS Misses CD And AG, and The Unisea Plant


First off I just want to Give a link http://iheartshakeyandtolkien.blogspot.com/2009/07/capt-keith-climbs-mr-rainier-to-raise.html to Mystic's Site, And To give some Props to Captain Keith of the Wizard For Climbing Mt Rainier to Raise Money for the American Lung Association! Bravo Keith!!
Second I want to Announce the Winners of the Caption Contest!
Tied at First Are Kim and Mamawas!!!
(Need your t-shirt sizes!!)
Bloviating Zeppelin, Amanda, MaryC, Bunny_Kins , and Greentigereyes All Deserve Some Sea Glass and Maybe something else for thier efforts. So I need all of you to send me your addresses. Well unless you already recieved one of the Wizard Tags, Then I already got Yours.

It is Foggy and Gray up Dutch Harbor/Unalaska Way.

Thank Goodness for a nice bruch to lighten our day!

The Salads, Crab and Cheese are sure to please..

But if your Carb Craving just head for the Wonderful French Toast!

The Fish was quite nice, as Well as the Chicken, Although not everyone likes Fennel I certainly do!

And The Desserts Looked so Grand Even Junior Had to take a Photo!!

Junior, Jeff, and Eddie taking a well deserved break before the doors open for Brunch......

.....While the servers are still getting ready

So A week of no Posts!! Sorry everyone. It has just been Really Really Busy. Full hotel every day lots of checkouts and complete room Turnovers, Cruise Ships and meetings and not the best of weather at all!!Even the Wildflowers seem a bit subdued in this Gray light,

Out in Margarets Bay A plane is Landing Almost every Day. The Pilot goes out and spots for the Herring Fleet. Kinda neat!

As I said It is BUSY!!! These are all Trampers just waiting to get loaded with Product Down in Captains Bay. Most of the plants are going 24-7 and everyone is working!

Just like Lst week, And the week to come There are Cruise Ships VIsisting Dutch Harbor/ Unalaska. I if course get to play tour Guide.

One Place that is not on the "Official" Tour, But tends to be popular is the "Spit" dock.

Luckly one of the DC boats was in. You all Remember the Maverick Right?

It was also a great day for Eagles. Got pictures of them everywhere....

Especially Right on the Cross on the Church During our Tour!! How perfect is that?

In the Midst of All this Busy work, it is important to Remember What has been Lost. Several years ago this month Some Scientists Put forward that Pluto was not a Planet. even though it HAS A MOON.

The Monsters! Let us take this time to Morn, For what has been Lost.........

Like Dill's Hair!!!!! http://unalaskamom.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-07-24T12%3A04%3A00-08%3A00. I will not post a Picture however, I do not want to add to his Trauma.

Be Strong Dills, It will Grow back!!!

JS has been saying how nuch she missed Everyone up here so I thought a few pictures

would make her feel loved.

Like Gentle AG who would not even Kill the Fly that landed in her drink at the BBQ.........

Or Your Crazy Brother who like to climb out on the rocks up on Ballyhoo........

Playing in Snow on July 3ed!

And All of us together, CD, AG, JS and AU up on Captain T's New Crab pots!

Or How about the time we spent with HR God Ricardo Touring the Crab Plant........Come On AU, we Have not even entered the main Plant Floor Yet, The Smell is not that bad.........LOL

HR God Ricardo is always the best dressed man in Dutch Harbor/Unalaska!! Once I loose a bit more weight maybe he'll let me borrow some...........

Ricardo guided us all the way through, From The dock where the Pollock was being offloaded.....

.......To the By-Catch Bins, where JS has some pictures of CB picking up Some Rays and other weird fish.........

......to primary sorting.........

......to the holding tanks.........

..........to the filleting........

.......and gutting machines............

....to the rincing machines for the fillets..........

........to the "candeling" station (Where they check to make sure no "foreing" objects are in the fish.......

.......to packing and sorting........

........to a big money making part of this season, the "Roe" or Caviar Production line.......

.......to the end with packing and storage.

Yeah, Ok Fine.But the smell is the smell of MONEY!!!!

Sorry for the late comments folks, Cruise ship today so I only got home from work at like 6pm.

Day Off tomorrow and I plan on sleeping till noon or later!

Have a Good one everyone!!!!!!!!!!

17 comments:

mamawas said...

Congratulations Kim on your comments win!!!!
The fish processing..my initial thought was the SMELL!!!!

Playing tour guide must TOTALLY suit you...we need a blog group convergence on the Grand for a CB lead tour...what do you think????

DOnna

Kim said...

LoL. Congrats to all the winners. Thanks for letting us have some fun CB.

Mystic said...

Thanks for the props for Capt. Keith; I'll update my site when I hear how everything went.

Brunch was decadent as always...
I personally was outraged when Pluto was deplanetized. Dang it, Pluto will always be a planet in my book!

Enjoyed today's post..congrats to the caption winners!

Hugs to all!
Mystic

Margrita said...

Great competition CB congrats to all the winners. Poor Pluto no longer a planet it will be always one in my mind. The fish processing plant tour looks quite interesting once you got over the shock of the fish smell. Brunch looks delicious as always. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. CB you make a great tour guide the cruise ship passengers are lucky to have you show them about. The Mighty Maverick looks sharp. Great set of photos CB.

Mystic said...

Oh...I love the pic of all of ya'll on the crab pot, but I have to ask. Did ya'll get rusty butt? LOL During Catch-Con, I was sitting on some pots chatting with Lynn...I got up, and realized I had a rusty ARSE! LOL

Lauri said...

All I can say is......

KUDOS CB....great photos!

Bunny_Kins said...

:3 i'm a happy bunny now :D i cant believe i won sea glass :D wowiee i've never really won anything before :D

and CB i e-mailed you. from my angelgoku391 e-mail

AlaskanDave said...

Great post CB...

Like the processing pictures, people seldom get to see that part of the seafood industry.

CB'S LITTLE SIS said...

It is about time you post!!
It makes me miss everyone more!

MaryC said...

Thanks for all the congrats and my congrats to all the other winners! CB you are one in a million. Thanks for letting us join in on your very busy life!

cookie dough said...

CB never filled everyone in on the rotten old boot! It's from a little random WWII shack on the hill across the street from my house. Manderzz spotted it months ago and had nightmares that the body of the soldier to whom it belonged(soldiers in cowboy boots?) was in the building! Ewwww.....poor kid! The DC stories are so much nicer....although I doubt any DC guys ever made it all the way up the valley where we live!

cookie dough said...

We ate brunch yesterday...it was delicious! There are no pics of the smoked salmon, smoothies or yogurt parfaits all so yummy! I'm easy to please, don't need all the crab and prime rib or stuff with sauces.

cookie dough said...

ohh Mystic...nobody noticed any rusty bums after climbing on the crab pots? Are we that casual up here?! Maybe....

Kim said...

I think Josh did CD. He was up partying at someones house, just not sure where.

I did really enjoy the brunch, and the tour through the fish plant...eating fish will never be the same. but its cool getting to see the other side of the fishing industry.

cookie dough said...

Ohhh yeah how could I forget that? That was my pal Bossy's house! She's on this side, yup!

Greentigereyes said...

Congrats to everyone that won! Wow CB, I didn't had a chance to look at DHD in a few days. Had no idea I won some sea glass! (Doing a happy dance). Thank you so much!

Also ... it is so neat to see the pics of the processing. I am so fascinated by the industry. Much more interesting than accounting.

Thank you again!

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I spent over 12 years working on them as a Scuba Instructor,
Shore Excursion Manager and an IT Officer.

For 2 years I also worked shoreside in Miami as a database IT guy.

During my years on ships, I have to stay that many things happened
and that life is definately stranger than fiction on cruise ships.

Many people have asked me to share the stories I have collected over
the years, so I am complying with their request.

My site is: www.cruiseshipstories.com

If you had any stories of your own to add, please
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Sean B. Halliday
www.cruiseshipstories.com