This picture of me was taken last summer by my brother Chris. My father is steering me up behind a crazy, giant single that we ran across on our way in. As you can see from the big, zig-zagging wake in front of me, this tuna was big and smart, just trying to watch its own back. In the end, this tuna's survival tactics paid off as we did not get a great chance with the harpoon. (click image to enlarge)
Monday, December 27, 2010
This picture was taken the day before Hurricane Earl "hit" the Gulf of Maine and Cape Cod. While Earl died out and did not wreak as much havoc as everyone had anticipated, the swell was still great. This picture was taken at my home break, the Ogunquit Rivermouth, just as the sun was rising. In the picture is Jack Phinney, a Rivermouth local, checking out the swell before he heads out. (click image to enlarge)
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The pictures below are of a group of pilot whales we stumbled onto one day while we were out fishing. Pilot whales, also known as blackfish, tend to travel in pretty big groups. As you can see in the third picture, this group was especially tame, as one of the pilot whales got on its back and tried to wave to us. (click images to enlarge)
This picture is of a juvenile humpback whale that we saw out fishing one day. We were about 40 miles off the northern coast of maine when we saw it. Despite being a juvenile, the whale is about 30 feet long. (click image to enlarge)
Thursday, December 2, 2010
These pictures are of the first Thanksgiving meal I have ever prepared. Considering it was my first time, it went about as well as it could have, everyone enjoyed the food and no one got sick. The pictures below are of the turkey before and after it was carved and put on our plate.