Thursday, January 8, 2009

Fisherman's Terminal

A favorite spot of ours in Seattle is the Fisherman's Terminal. We enjoy going to walk the docks, check out the boats and buy fish. I am always nostalgic when we go, as these boats do most or all of their fishing in Alaska. Sometimes I see boats I recognize. Alexi (my husband) took these images on a recent trip.




Cal likes to know how everything in life works, including tieing up a boat:


The large boats are tenders. They buy fish from fishing boats at sea so they can keep fishing without having to return to port:


The (failed?) Enterprise:



Note the Christmas wreaths on this sailboat:


Carpe Vinum (click to enlarge)



12 comments:

kks said...

very cool pics....seems so far away from wisconsin....i have always thought fishermen were so brave, the ocean can be treacherous....and i love the names....

Debra said...

Earning a living this way must have and still put such a strain on families. From what I've read, these individuals love what they do. Such good work.
I'm hearing reports of rain and flooding out there~ hope you are weathering the storm.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Great pictures! My husband would be so jealous if I showed him this post. He loves Seattle and boats and water and....all of it :)

pve design said...

I have always loved the water and the lure of it. I have an old Gourmet cook-book which tells a wonderful story of Venus cooking a pungent fish soup (history of boullibaise)to woo her dear Vulcan from the sea. I can just imagine Alexi coming home to some beautiful fragrant fish dish and the boys telling him all about their day and all the boats. Again, I say you are a clever Mom and quite the tour guide.
What would your boys name their boat?

Joyce said...

I can see how this spot would touch your heart. I like the memorial stone they do for the fishermen. This has to be a tough job. It reminds me the next time I have fish not to take it for granted on how it got to my plate. Thanks Lecia.

KPiep said...

I think the inspiration I'm going to take from your blog today is to start looking at my surroundings with new eyes. Perhaps I can make Columbia come alive to me again!

Thank you for the book suggestion/offer! I have indeed already read it - after my Mom won a copy from a quilting store. (Funny winning a book about a knitting circle at a quilt store!)

Coffee with Cathy said...

Lecia -- I am so loving this Seattle travelogue you give us with your wonderful pictures. My last visit there was a million years ago, but my husband loves Seattle and says it's got to be our next go-to spot.

porter hovey said...

Ohhhh!!!Yes . . . I agree -- what wonderful pictures. I love how moody they are. I would love to go there!!

annechovie said...

This place looks fascinating. I love boats, the water and fish, so this is definitely right up my alley.

Vanessa said...

I've always wanted to go to your part of the country and this makes me want to go even more. I feel like growing a beard and smoking a pipe now :-)

Elissa said...

wow! some of those images are just incredible. i just read somewhere that fishing is either top, or very near the top, of the most dangerous of all vocations??? crazy! want to get my boys up to maine someday to see this kind of thing.... oh really, these pictures! thanks for sharing....

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