Alaska, Books, Velkommen

Breakers

No Comments 24 March 2013

The second novel in William McCloskey’s trilogy.    The characters mature and the fishing grows from smaller boats to bigger boats.  The politics get interesting, as foreign interests endeavor to use every loophole to obtain the Alaskan bounty they lost when the 200 mile limit on fishing was imposed.  Breakers is  a great read, factual in many aspects, but fictional and romanticized just enough to keep the pages turning rapidly.  It captures  the energy of commercial fishing, and superimposes human faces to weave the story.  Fishing fans should read it twice.  It is a well told story, McCloskey talking about what he knows and loves.  No more pretentious than that.  If you love big water  and big adventure.  This book’s for you!

 

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Boots the Cat – adopting humans

No Comments 11 March 2013

Occasionally, I post something with little maritime or literary content.  Well, it would be a bit  of a stretch to say we have maritime content here, but……… Boots does love tuna.

This 2 minute vieo illustrates how quickly humans can be adopted and trained.  This human wants to sharpen his amateur audio/video/editing skills, and there is nothing better than a true story close to home.  It is posted on YouTube and since it is in HD, it is viewable in full screen mode.  Enjoy.

 

Alaska, B Dock, Velkommen

Freak Wave – BBC documentary

No Comments 08 March 2013

Absolutely incredible documentary.  Drop everything for the next 50 minutes and watch.  Compliments to Capt. R. Rodriguez at the Bitter End Blog for the link. This is Part 1 of 5. Be sure to check out the others.

Part 2 …….. Part 3 ………. Part 4 ………… Part 5

 

Do Freak Waves occur in the Great NorthWet? You bet! Check out page 211 of Extreme Waves by Craig B. Smith.


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