The life and times of the Godfrey ten.

Labor Day Weekend Part II. The long awaited sequel to Labor Day weekend part I

The next day we again ventured out into the briny sea, this time with the whole family in tow. Early to the high tide, the fishing was not nearly as productive, but everyone managed to catch something.  Unfortunately, something more often than not, was a 50 pound skate or a feisty little dogfish shark. Somehow, I don’t think the little ones minded too much, except for dad who had to wrangle each and every one of them off the circle hooks. I made a bit of an art of it after a dozen or so attempts, and a few cuts, and a few crushed fingers from those blasted skates.

A shark.....

A shark.....

... a skate........

... a skate........

.....my hot date!

.....my hot date!

To the little ones, a  picture with a  shark or skate was much more exciting than a stinking halibut anyway. Although before the trip was over, Alli landed a 30 lb. prize, followed by Jeremy and his 50 pounder, added to the halibut of day one, we ended up with enough meat for even our family.

I have no clue.

I have no clue.

Shyla on the boat doing the same thing she does at home

Shyla on the boat doing the same thing she does at home

Alli on the boat doing the same thing she does at home.

Alli on the boat doing the same thing she does at home.

While fishing, the fog come upon us without warning and we had to rely on our old fashioned navigation, the gps. It guided us right back to spit. After a vessel and fish cleaning session, we grabbed some pizza at Starvin Marvin’s and headed back to home sweet home. That night, cuddled up and cramped, we ate some home made popcorn and played games while sitting on top of each other.

that's a rod bender there.

that's a rod bender there.

more bow poses

more bow poses

Jake chillin

Jake chillin

kids kissin

kids kissin

dad drivin

dad drivin

Jeremy fishin

Jeremy fishin

dad gaffin

dad gaffin

Jeremy posin

Jeremy posin

Instant Foggin

Instant Foggin

That night the kids retreated to their exclusive loft, which managed to sleep each and every one of them. The downfall, the loft was right above our room, so every shift of weight, walk to the bathroom, or acrobatic bed jump, flexed the roof above our bed and sounded as if Dorian’s halibut from the day prior was flopping around on top of us.

our humble abode

our humble abode

our view

our view

their loft

their loft

We finished our mini vacation to the south with some stream fishing on the way home. There wasn’t much in the way of catching, just fishing and bug fighting but opportunity for lots of pictures and hopefully some memories. The trip ended  with unpacking of twice as much stuff as we packed. I still don’t get how that happens. Every trip, every time, even when we do no shopping and eat everything we packed, we come back with at least twice as much stuff. I equate that to the mystery of missing laundry socks.

Anchor River fishing

Anchor River fishing

jakey working the Nemo pole

jakey working the Nemo pole

Ben fishing?

Ben fishing?

Alli in B&W

Alli in B&W

Kachemak Bay

Kachemak Bay

still working that Nemo pole and mohawk

still working that Nemo pole and mohawk

looking for fish, not catching, just looking

looking for fish, not catching, just looking

All things considered, the trip was a lot of fun for a mini vacation 90 minutes from home. Next time though, we won’t pack as much stuff.

Jake found a ride home

Jake found a ride home

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