I’m still a couple days later occasionally feeling like I’m rocking on a boat. I’m not a fan of water, especially water with living things in it! I can swim, although not well and with two kids I struggle with feeling complete safety for all of us. I also get terribly sea sick, so I was a tad worried about the first time out in our friend’s boat. I knew it wouldn’t be the last so how do I get comfortable and make it work.
We headed down to the boat launch Monday morning. I was absolutely shocked at how many truck and trailers lined the road and parking lot to the launch. I knew this place was all about fishing but… Cam ended up parking down the way at a work site and we picked him up at some docks there.
We went out toward some shore across from Prince Rupert and put out a couple crab traps. By the time we headed back in there should be a few for supper.
A flight must have come in at the airport because here’s the tiny ferry… I wrote about the crazy Prince Rupert airport experience one must go through each time they travel here.
We drove (?) through Metlakatla pass past Metlakatla Native Village which has a pretty interesting heritage. It had the largest church north of San Francisco and west of Chicago for quite some time. It was burned down in 1901.
Licorice helps with sea sickness, right? Uh, no. In case anyone was wondering.
I tried the pressure point bracelets, although maybe too late. You know what helped the most on this trip? Being distracted by Hayden who needs to be carried and peed… and is fun to entertain with funny faces and noises. Unfortunately, I wasn’t the only one feeling the effects of sea sickness where we ended up so we headed back in before too long.
Before we went though, Cam did some jigging for halibut. He’s fished his whole life but not much out in a boat on the ocean. Jigging isn’t exciting until you catch a fish, which we didn’t.
Leif fell asleep waiting…
We did end up getting one crab big enough to take home. Looks like one of our traps was poached, either by seal or by another fisherman. I guess that isn’t uncommon.
Next time, I plan to be more prepared for the water. I hear there’s a Gravol with ginger in it and it’s a bit less chemical (?) as the usual stuff. I might have a look into that….