Another month in paradise. Except not really.
I boarded my boat late last month and have been with them this whole time. We have bounced around between King Cove, Akutan and Dutch Harbor ports for offloads, fuel and repairs. Unfortunately, in the midst of COVID, we are still not allowed to leave the boat while at the plant. Sometimes, we tie up the boat at a different dock for a few hours and I’m able to leave the boat and go for a walk. But other than that, I’ve been trapped on this boat. The weather has been rough at times, fishing has been slow and crappy, there have been a lot of gear problems and we all have got a bit of cabin fever. Needless to say, we’re all ready to go home.
We finished fishing the other day and I’m scheduled to fly out the day after tomorrow and I can’t wait to be back to some semblance of civilization. I’m excited for camping, seeing my friends, family and boyfriend and some warmer weather (it snowed here in Akutan this morning, get me out!).
What I’ve been listening to: Dream Nails by Dream Nails, Lost Loves by Minus the Bear, …Is a Real Boy by Say Anything, Innerspeaker by Tame Impala
What I’ve been watching: 22 Jump Street, Moulin Rouge, The Good Place (season 4)
What I’ve been reading: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Eating Animals by Jonathan Saffron Foer, The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins, The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson