Saturday, March 18, 2006

Famous Fishermen

Just discovered our old roommate/landlord/friend from Homer is on a discovery channel show.

We lived with him and a few other roommates a couple years ago before we moved up here to Wasilla. It was a great time in our life, Marty and I were very close with our 3 roomies. The house was a beautiful 2 story place with a ton of room on 6 acres. Don't get me wrong, I love our life here and what its become here in Wasilla - wouldn't trade it for anything but living with our buddies in that house was such a great time. I miss them all tons, we don't get to see them near enough.

Anyway, a lot of you know Jonathan Hillstrand. His son Scottie, who's also a good friend and almost went on this fishing trip sent this link. I think the show's called "Deadliest Catch", its about the commercial fishing industry. If you go to this page, Jonathan (who runs the Time Bandit) is on the 1st, 5th, & 6th videos. It was super exciting to see him in his element working but also a bit freaky. Those guys work so hard, in one of the most dangerous trades and the video clips give a good taste of what it's like. I've seen shows like this before but it becomes much more real and worry-some seeing someone you know in the midst of all that. There short clips, if you get the chance, check them all out.

Thanks for the link Scottie, I swear if I watched that 6th clip long enough I'd be sea sick sittin right here at the computer - I don't know how you guys do it!

4 comments:

Vickie said...

Kiana, I sure enjoyed the clip of the Crab fishing, I could of never watched this when your brother was out there! I hope everyone seeing this will realize how these guys risk there life every time they go out.

FishTaxi said...

Mr. FishTaxi and I watched all the episodes of Deadliest Catch with great interest. He used to crab fish and I worked at the Star Of Kodiak cannery in 1980. King Crab legs longer than my arms! We didn't know each other then. Too bad...all that money he was making! hee

Shana said...

Eric and I watched this show for awhile...it made him miss a life style he once loved very much...he too loves his new life and would not trade it for the world...but watching his old one...well he just is not comfortable...but I love that show and watching it makes me so glad he chose land over sea....

Desiree said...

I didn't know you knew Scotty! He grew up living down the road from us and him and my brother have been friends since they were wee little ones.

I have been watching Deadliest Catch on tv and it is so cool to know some of those guys but it makes me so glad Eric(my bro) didn't make crab fishing his career. He went one year with Jonathon, but he gets crazy sick and it just wouldn't go away. My mom and I prayed for him the whole time he was gone, it was scary.