Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Crabpot Christmas

Christmas Morning

Carson Mansion, Eureka Waterfront

Trinidad Fisherman’s Memorial

Trinidad Bed & Breakfast

Sunset Over Eureka Bay

Trinidad, California

CG Humboldt Bay

Kudos and thanks to the crew of the Coast Guard motor lifeboat Humboldt Bay, which scrambled out of Eureka, Calif., in 12-foot seas to respond to a mayday from the 38-foot crabber Wind Rose. An electrical malfunction blew smoke through the engine compartment and killed the engine and all electronics as Wind Rose, skippered by Capt. Jim Gullett with four crew aboard (including me), pulled crab pots less than a mile off the Eureka breakwater. The Coasties came and got us, towed Wind Rose back into harbor in a pretty exciting following sea. Life on the Pacific coast in winter. (©Ted Pease 2011)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sadie as Sylvester

For Sadie, the beach is a scrumptious smorgasbord, though she’s sometimes a little sheepish about the stuff she picks up. Brenda’s photo, from her iPhone.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

St. George Light

St. George Lighthouse off of Crescent City, Calif., was built in the 1880’s. It’s an amazing story: St. George Reef is a collection of exposed rocks and covered ledges lying about eight miles northwest of Crescent City. In 1792, George Vancouver named the outcroppings Dragon Rocks, while the nearest point of land was dubbed Point St. George, in hopes that the dragon might one day be slain. The dragon, however, was still alive and well on July 30, 1865, when the steam side-wheeler Brother Jonathan struck the reef and went down. Of the 244 people aboard, only nineteen managed to escape in a small craft. See the rest of it at this website. My fishing buddy Casey and I were there Sunday after a day of tuna fishing 25 miles offshore. More on that to come. (©Ted Pease 2011)