It’s one of those iconic moments few people forget when you come over the top of Baycrest and the grandeur of Kachemak Bay and the Homer Spit come into view.
What’s the point of reading a book when you already know the ending? Rarely is a story so compelling and unbelievable that it couldn’t past muster as a work of fiction. No one would believe the odysseys captured in the pages of Endurance if they weren’t true. The fact that 28 men sailed into the heart of the Antarctic ice pack, had their ship crushed in heavy flows, fought off the elements and madness for more than a year existing on the ice, and all escaped and lived to tell about it is, quite frankly, beyond belief.
The first halibut on my charter boat the Diamond Cape this summer was a 64-pounder caught by Liz from West Virginia on May 6, 2023. It put up a good fight. She chased it around the back of the boat for a good 20 minutes before it came to the surface, saw the boat, and took a dive back to the bottom. After another long fight, the beast finally hit the back deck on a cool spring morning in Lower Cook Inlet.
Early season halibut fishing is off to a good start this year in Homer, Alaska. If you’re looking to book a trip, there are still seats available in May with Homer Ocean Charters.
Wishful thinking. Homer, Alaska. March 23, 2023.
In another life I was once known to do some web design and at the time what they called “digital production.” Some of that work even won some awards. I have no idea if people still use that term “digital production,” and honestly I don’t care. I’d rather be out fishing.