Tuesday, July 10, 2012

4th of July in Sekiu

The annual fishing trip over the 4th of July was a blast. We had some new friends (Joe and Tara) join us.

 These were the first fish Tara and I EVER caught. It was a blast. Look at those great silvers.

 Joe's holding his 18lb king!
 That's a nice fish box! Nice job team Linework.
 Team Linework holding their catch. Jeff caught his largest 18lb before 6am!
Jenny is holding her 15lb king. It was a great catch on the last day. The morning was fantatic, but check out the post below for what happened that afternoon.

Hoover Dam

While in Vegas we made the 40 min treck to the Hoover Dam. It was impressive, but when it's 111 degrees outside, needless to say, we didn't spend much time there. We found a fantastic breakfast spot in Boulder City, NV on the way, called the Coffee Cup. It was a great time.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Lumberjack Adam

Big Brother Ryan needed a 119ft tree down at his home, and Adam and Ivan were just the men for the job.

 Climbing the tree

 First they took each branch off one at a time. They tied a rope to each limb and slowly carried it down, as not to drop it on the neighbor's house.

 There goes the top!
 The Veiw from the tree.

 Some of their rigging.

 The top they fell in chunks.
 There was some repelling...
 And there was some free climbing...

 Adam cutting the bottom.
 While Ivan and Jeff ensured it fell to the correct side.

Nicely done!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Linework DOWN!

The annual trip to Sekiu over the 4th of July was a blast... until the ride home. Linework DOWN!
*Double click the photo to enlarge the image for a better view 
As you can see the boat is no longer behind the camper, or on its trailer. The boat bounced off the hitch, the tongue of the trailer embedded itself in some soft dirt and the boat continued to travel an additional 75 ft.

 We're not quite sure what happened, but in the end the total damage to the boat was incredibly minimal with some gel coat and bottom paint repair; the kicker motor didn't fair so well. The trailer didn't make it out so well with bent cross member, broken wench and broken front pillar.

 Everyone was fine, no one was hurt. We were impressed by how many people stopped to help and how nice everyone was. A big thank you to Officer Nelson and to Bob and Zac Caine from Caine's Auto and Marine for their services. It looks like fishing will be on hold for a while until we get everything situated. I will be posting the rest of our vacation later this week, stay tuned for more photos.