Today - southeast 40 - 50 gusts 75 <> Friday - west 25 - 40 rain, snow, Friday night - west 10 - 20 scattered snow, rain, Saturday - northwest 20 - 35 scattered snow So it was a wet, icy and slippery trip down to Westward with Vanessa to see Freddie and the Wizard when they got in this morning!
Just a little shot of the Crab being offloaded
A Very Happy Freddie and Vanessa and I finally got a shot without Freddie Trying to be the "Tough Guy"!!! He is one of the nicest guys you would ever have the pleasure of meeting and I am proud to call him and Vanessa my Friends. I am so happy he has found a home on a great Boat like the Wizard, and a Captain like Keith who will treat him right! My favorite Guy is now on my favorite Boat! (It's like a Fanboy fantasy team!)
Freddie showing us the Difference between Clean crab
and one that has some barnacles. In fact that was the only one I saw with any. Really Good Clean Nice sized Crab.
A Proud Captain returns with mail from the Westward Office (Probably something from Mystic! in those Boxes) and Joins Freddie at the Brailers for another inspection.
Just look at that Beautiful Crab! It's been a while since I saw such nice clean large ones!
Keith, in really good spirits kids Freddie "Do you see any you recognize?", and both commented on how nice the crab was and the almost 0 dead loss they had even though they had a rough trip in and while fishing. Freddie said there were 3 1/2 days when they could not even get on deck while they were out.
Ok, Now Vanessa may kill me when she sees I posted these ones with her hair out of place but look above at the 60+mph winds we are having with Ice and rain pelting us and it's hard to find a "good Hair" picture anywhere!!
Well, except with those of us who buzzed off their hair again!
Some traditions die hard and of course Freddie got a cut on his finger which swelled up a bit. As is typical with him he just brushed it off and kept on working!
The Wizard will probably wait out the storm in Dutch for a few days and leave on Saturday. Their next few Deliveries will be in Saint Paul so I am so happy Vanessa asked me to come on down this time to see Freddie. Good Luck on the next 300,000 #'s guys!!
Oh, and I heard the Cornelia Marie is already done. They should really thank Keith and Florence for getting them what little quota they had! If they end up coming through here I will try to get some photos.
Have a great day everyone!