For those who don’t know, a few days after getting married, I booked a gig about herring fishing that would take me to Alaska for two weeks. I don’t usually go on the road for shows, but I was looking forward to this one.
I left on Thursday at 6am – flying from LA to Seattle, Seattle to Anchorage, Anchorage to Dillingham, Alaska, and Dillingham to Togiak, our final destination. A 12-hour journey.
Togiak is so remote, that you can only get there by boat or by plane…and not a big plane, a six seater. Yeah, really tiny. This was our plane to head over.
I did white knuckle it twice – once when the wind was blowing us around a bit, and once when our pilot sneezed and jerked the wheel.
After landing in Togiak, we were taken to our accommodations – a bed and breakfast run by a nice couple. Since so many people are around for the fishing season, the place is packed, so myself and another producer are staying in a “guest house.”
The weather has been spectacular – 60 degrees and crystal clear. Every time I step outside, all I see is water and mountains. Breathtaking. Pictures do it no justice.
Yesterday, we went out on a skiff to check out one of our main boats, Time Bandit, and meet up with some of our camera crew. It was a fun trip – I’ve seen the boat on Deadliest Catch, but I got a great perspective of how big it really is. The boat seemed nicer than some of my apartments. It’s impressive.
I'll keep posting as things happen, and get pictures on when I can. We have no cell phones, so the internet is key to everything. It is amazing - Heather and I did a video chat, and I took her outside for a tour. If you'd like a tour, feel free to send me an IM. I'll take you outside for a walk.
And before I go for today, let me introduce you to the adorable Brandy - the dog of the house.
We're having a good time in Alaska. Now let's hope the fish bring some good drama and TV!!