I had hoped to catch one of the boats coming in this morning but it came in earlier than expected and I missed it. But the day wasn’t lost! I got some nice shots of the area and then this afternoon went aboard the Karen L and climbed down into the engine room to see what makes her go. Thanks to John Selover, a most skillful mechanic, I got a better understanding for what it takes to keep these engines in tip top condition – safe and reliable. The Karen L is a 60’ limited access permitted scalloper. She was rigged as a l longliner in 1983 when Captain John Larson bought her and in 2001 was refitted as a scalloper with a single dredge. It was also interesting to see the layout of yet another of the big fishing boats.
Some days the ocean is just gorgeous and presenting the world with great waves for surfing!