Friday, July 27, 2012

Finally Under Way!

The O'Niell's 
July 25th - 29th 2012
Indians during their annual trek down Puget Sound.
Costco container ship.
Seattle's Space Needle.

Baby Harbor Seal.

Same baby seal.
Sunset in Port of Kingston.  Our first night away from Tacoma.
There are different types of crab pots, I never knew.  This is a ring pot.
Rob impatiently waiting to pull up the ring pot.
We tried with the ring pot 4 times.  The first try we caught one but it was too small.
Our first keeper!  This is a red rock crab.  The legal shell size in WA is 5".
G got into the crabbing thing.  Here he is attempting to throw the pot overboard with one hand. :-)
He has been humbled, the pot is quite heavy so now he's trying to throw it overboard with both hands.
Rob drilling holes in a bucket...
Now that we had crab we needed somewhere to keep them alive but contained.
Mia Terra (with green top in center) at the Port of Kingston, WA.
G and dad in the dinghy.
Gage's first dinghy ride.  He Loved it!
Pulling up the crab pot from the dinghy...
Our first try with our big crab pot... a tiny crab and seaweed (or is it kelp?)
Letting the little crab out...
We moved to a different location and tried again...
Washington state requires your name and phone number to be on your buoy.  Do you see our name?
Gage wants to go for a walk in his stroller...
Rob in the dinghy going out to set the crab pot.
Bringing back crab.

Lots of dungeness crabs (and a starfish in case you were wondering what you are looking at).

G is so excited that we had to hold him back.

Only 3 of these were keepers (6 1/4 inch wide shell).

Me & G.

So sleepy..

Family outing.  Yay!

Still napping...

Our boat in the background...

Our boat still in the background...

Big 3 foot waves, we got a little wet out there.

Biggest catch of the day...

Gage loves to be tossed in the air.

Such a happy boy!

He loves his dad.

Captain Gage

Our beautiful boat!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Boat prep in Tacoma

June 10th to July 24th...  I will post more soon!

Our boat, Mia Terra.

First sunset I saw in Tacoma, WA.


Gage & dad aboard the Mia Terra.

The view from the dock, Mt. Ranier in the distance.

Salmon in the locks in Seattle, WA.

Aunt Bev anther house in Seattle.

Survival Immersion Suits.

Still unpacking with the old table & fridge.

Gage helping dad with the rope.

Blue Heron.

Giant Ship full of wood heading to China.

Our new dining table going off to be worked on at the Paperstone factory.

Gage below a picture of the Pub's firepit.

O'Niell family at the Paperstone factory

Gage loves to drive!

Gage with the cargo.

Gage watching dad make the new table.

Gage helping.

Rob installing the new table.

Gage driving.

He loves driving.

The new table all done.

Rob working on the boat.

Mia Terra is on the left, Goin' Sea-Nile, John & Kathy's boat on the right.

Dunginess Crab in a 55g trash can.  Yes we ate one of these for dinner.

A goose family.

Captain Gage.

Gage's first trip on the Mia Terra.

My men in the engine room.

Gage playing in a hammock.

Rob washing the Mia Terra.

Our new dinghy, waiting for high tide...

Dr. Rob giving the Mia Terra a shot of epoxy.

Rob bringing the dinghy to the Mia Terra at high tide.

April on the Dinghy.
April installing the davits (dinghy mounting system)

Dinghy, davits and Rob BBQ-ing dinner.

Gage in his Tigger hoodie.

Gage helping dad (he learned to stand)

April in the engine room & Gage (not in engine room).

Gage crawling on the deck.
Gage with Irene on July 4th.

Steve, Irene, Gage & Rob on July 4th.

Gaage helping me choose my morning tea.

Gage helping me do the dishes.

Rob and Gage on a bike ride.

Sunset from the Chinook Landing Marina.

Our new fridge.

Gage helping Rob install safety netting around the boat so G can't fall overboard.

Captain Gage.

My new fishing gear for catching Salmon.
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Aunt Charie in Seattle, WA!

A new way to go for a stroller ride.

Our family on the bow of our boat.

Otters & a flounder.

Rob installing dolphin tail to the dinghie's motor.

Dolphin tail that Rob installed.

New artwork (my photograohy) that I hung on the wall in our bedroom.