Friday, November 27, 2009

Sitting in Seattle

The first leg is behind me and I have one more to go. The first flight out of Cincinnati was fine, I must say however that I am sad to see the free meal go the way of the dinosaur. It also saddens me to see that it now costs for luggage to go with you. $20 with Delta. Not really sure why, I can ‘carry on’ my luggage as long as i am not traveling for more then a weekend. 

I go tot watch a cute movie on the flight, “(500) Days of Summer”. good indy film the lead actress also played Dorothy in the SyFy “Tin Man”.

Food also costs unless you are a first class passenger then it is included. I am not first class I don’t even think that i am third class. I will send something out when I land in Anchorage.

Here is a photo of me sitting across from my gate. AHHH, I have a huge head...a pic from my new phone.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Eve of departure

This is it… I am as ready as I will ever get, the bags are packed, the lists have been double checked and I am still not sure I have enough.

Whew, I am ready. I have a good friend who spent the time on a greatly detailed list of what I needed for being an observer. So a huge shot out to Jennifer!!! WOOT!

I leave tomorrow for Anchorage, AK via Seattle. I am very excited about this next adventure. It is going to be HARD, DIRTY work. I have not had to work like this for a very long time. I think this could be a very rewarding job.

I have no idea where I will end up, my guess will be Dutch Harbor but I will let everyone know what it is when i get there.

Also I have Verizon as my cell phone carrier now so I should have service, probably spotty, in Anchorage and maybe Dutch Harbor.

I will keep you all up to date via my blog.

And so we go…

Thursday, November 5, 2009

It is official!!!!

I am now an employee of TechSea International. I will be leaving on 27th or 28th of this month to start the next adventure of my life.


Man I can’t believe this is happening, when I leave i leave for four months and live in Alaska… What the Hell am I thinking.

So a Low down on what I will be doing. I will be working for the company Tech Sea International. I will be employed as an Alaskan Ground Fish Observer. I will randomly sample the takes and run some stats on the by-catch and determine if everything is with in standards. If i am put on a large processing boat I could be out for two months. If I am out on the smaller boats I will be in and out quite a bit. As soon as I get up there I will start photo graphing avery thing and documenting everything as well.

I am not sure what to expect as far as internet goes but I will update you all as often as I can. I will also be switching cell phone providers so that when I am in port I can call home so, keep your fingers crossed, I might be in phone contact at a minimum.

On last thing, I will get to check something on my bucket list, See the Northern Lights. I am very excited about that.

and so we go… Until next time friends.