What is Dutch Harbor like?
The island is a bunch of huge mountains and volcanoes that are completely treeless and covered in green shrubs and ferns. They rise right out of the ocean and shoot up into the fog that always seems to be there. The town (if you can call it a town) of Unalaska is very cool and completely different from anywhere I’ve ever seen. You feel like you’re pretty close to the edge of the earth. How’s the food on board the ship? I learned that the expiration dates on eggs and milk don’t mean anything. These guys will eat anything that doesn’t smell worse than the fish lying on deck. Except for the age of the food, it’s all really good, though. My last three meals have been lamb chops, filet mignon and ribs. You would starve being a vegetarian on these boats. What do you do to pass the time on board? I’ve read more in these last three months than I have in my entire life. Besides reading myself insane, I tried a little handlining in 150 feet of water and actually caught a few sculpin and flounder