Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Monday's Photographic Memories...On Tuesday!

LOL! Sorry I missed yesterday but for one, it was a holiday and two, I had to drive to the 'big city' to pick up DH :o) After being away at sea for eleven days, we figured we deserved some time together.

Yes, so yesterday morning (bright AND early) I drove to Halifax to pick him up. I got to see just how hard the city got hit by Earl. There was a lot of tree damage and power crews were still going around trying to get power to those that still didn't have it.

DH and I were very happy to finally see each other :o) We've only been able to email during the time he was gone. This was his offshore training and therefore, doesn't have to do it again. Poor guy was still wobbling when he got out of the car. He wasn't sick but he said that the last few nights were rough. Apparently he didn't know all the tricks of the trade on how to stay in bed during rough seas ;o)

If you haven't figured it out, DH was out to sea while Hurricane/Tropical Storm Earl came through. I was not happy about the situation as I was told he would come in if conditions were not good :o( They went W-A-Y out to sea though and got on the other side of Earl. DH sent the GPS coordinates and I was able to locate him on the map :o)

I'm quite jealous over his trip because he got to see a lot of things. I can't post a lot of pictures because of different reasons but I chose a few to share with you :o)

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I guess they boarded quite a few tuna boats and DH was able to see them bring one in. He says this one is about 300 pounds and is considered small to some of the others ones he's seen! These are Blue Fin Tuna and they are caught with rod and reel. That's a lot of work!

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Yes, that is a shhhhhh-a-r-k! I told DH that if I was in that boat, I would have headed for the highest point, even if that meant I had to crawl on top of someone ;o)

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These are Blue Sharks but a shark is a shark is a shark. They were coming around to eat the guts thrown overboard by the fishermen. Yuck! It's a shame you can't get an idea of how big these sharks are. DH said they were about 10 feet long and there was more than one swimming around! Gulp :o(


16 comments:

Parsley said...

I thought the middle photo was a dolphin. YOWZA! a SHARK!!

Irene said...

Are those birds with the shark ? I didn't know tuna were that big.

Annie said...

A cool experience, but one that I personally could do without. Sharks and hurricanes just don't sound like my idea of a good time. Glad DH is safe and back home.

Rachael said...

Wow that's a big fish!
Glad your DH was safe

Denise said...

Glad to hear hubby made it home safely! Uck to fishing and sharks! I like my tuna from a can. ;0)

Smiles - Denise

♥ Nia said...

Now I know that you've been busy ;) LOL
I'm happy for you :D
Sweet hug :)

Myra said...

Fabulous pictures Cathey. I would have been worried sick with a husband at sea during Earl. Glad he is back home safe and sound and I know you are.

mumzy said...

Nice pictures Sweetie, but as you know, being on a boat like that, shark or no shark, is not my cup of tea. You both certainly deserved to spend some time together. Happy to hear that your hubby did not get seasick.

{{{Love and Hugs to Both of You}}}
Mom

Brigitte said...

Cool pictures!

TammyK said...

Glad your hubby is home safe & sound. I can't get over the size of that tuna. Is he the kind that goes into the cans?? Can you imagine how many cans he'd fill up?

Jo said...

Great Pictures! I love being on boats - especially in choppy waters...guess I am the odd ball here. How exciting to see the sharks. I would have been hanging off the edge of the boat with a camera lol!

Julie said...

YIKES!!! tuna yes, shark NO!!!

Gen said...

I would have been thrilled and affraid at the same time to be on the boat with sharks around, and maybe a bit sick too... lol

Happy that your DH came back safe, I've seen a few pictures of Halifax after Earl, particularly one with a big uprooted tree... :(

Carol said...

So glad your DH made it home safely--can't even imagine how worried you must have been. Love the photos--can't imagine seeing a fish that big in person!

Mel said...

eek.. sharks. Those are amazing pics. Look at that blue water!

Lori-Ann said...

When I swim in the ocean, my mind is always wandering to sharks :o(

So catching a tuna must be the men's equivalent of a good work out? LOL. Nice pictures! thanks for the share.