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Old 11-09-2009, 09:31 PM
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Default Turning dreams into reality.

Before I grew up, and that's still under review, my original plan was to leave Los Angeles and explore Alaska while actually MAKING $$ as a crew member on some kind of luxury commercial fishing boat.

After trying my hand on a gilnetter, a longliner, a king crabber and a dungi boat, I woke up one day on the Pamela Rae and I liked it. The coffee wasn't bad either. The Pam was wooden salmon seiner circa 1920. I killed many fish and saw some amazing things before calling it quits and starting my family/business in Seattle.

A few years ago I was invited to run the her back up and it still amazes me. I hope everyone can make it up the inside passage in their time, its a journey that changed my life for certain. One summer in the not too far future, I'll sail up on my own steam just for kicks. Good luck with your dream!