I took a little break from hanging around Fisherman’s Wharf the other day and hitched a ride out beyond the big orange bridge on a small fishing boat. The rest of the boys flew out, but I camped out on the top of a boat that was loaded with tourist fishermen and fisherwomen. Not a bad crowd and they did have lots of snacks that they were willing to share.
Of course I did not think that I was going to catch a salmon, but they use small frozen fish for bait and upon occasion they either drop them of take them off the hook and throw them overboard. I scored about 6 or 7 bait fish with little or no effort along with some potato chips and bagel pieces.
As we left the dock at Fisherman’s Wharf we went out behind the ship and I saw the back end where Claudia and Charlie have their nest. Nothing going on and from their standpoint I know they are getting frustrated. The ship does look nice with the new paint job. Continue reading