- 1 year ago
Art and I met my first year of college 2005. it was a meeting that could have easily been missed if either of us had changed one tiny thing.
I am from Yakutat alaska. Its a village in southeast alaska of about 700 ppl. no roads in and no roads out. 100 miles of black sand beaches. My dad was a gill net fisherman from Wisconsin. My mother is from Brazil. crazy combination.
Art is from the other side of southeast Alaska from a small community of 50 people. 50 ppl!!! no roads at all. his school bus was a skiff. seriously! he grew up trolling with his dad and later bought his own trolling boat. : the Angela K.
Trolling is our family business. SO EAT WILD SALMON hehe
Trolling is where all day long on a big boat. just art and i lets say. slowing go around in circles with 100′s of hooks in the water. all day we wait for the line to pull and tell us a fish is on. in September some days we end up with 300 fish in a day. it is literally from sun rise till sun set. in an alaskan summer that is from 4am to midnight. i fished with art for four seasons. april- sept. but now im a nursing assistant in the surgery department at Searhc hospital.
Art is gone fishing for most of the year. But home many days in the winter. which is hard but lets face it when you are in love you will wait for ever.
Arts family are all fisherman so hes not out there by himself. his two brother have a boat. his parents have a boat. his two uncles have their own boats. all trollers. all fishing for a living. now how could i forget the four bulldogs that ride around with them all. we do not have one but helped take care of the puppies his parents bred. they have a mom and dad bulldog plus two 2 year old daughters. all fisherman . even though they seriously can not swim.
Art and i just bought a 60,000 boat last year!! now we are getting married! a lot for one year! so here we are trying to sell our first boat, Ang K. while Art fishes our second, the Rusty. name to change soon. I am what he calls his “shore bird”. I await his arrival after each departure. on this island out in the “flordia” of alaska.
Did i forget to mention where we live now? Sitka by the Sea. main port (i would say) of southeast. A town of 8000. no roads out and no roads in. but daily air service we have two high schools, two hospitals, 4 harbors, 3 canneries (to buy fish), and great people from all over.
my wedding will be in juneau alaska.so we are also planning a “destination” wedding. which is the closest city to sitka. which happens to also be a days ferry ride to get too. (select days) i have always wanted to get married in that church, good medium from our home towns, and cheaper stores.
This is who we are, alaskan fishermen in love on an island.
If you guys have any questions about southeast alaska, whether it be about a honeymoon, wedding, vacation or what ever. feel free to ask! i love it here! Every time i leave it calls me back. but i guess home usually does.