Sunset Sunrise

July 6, 2007

“So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed…”
-John Milton, Lycidas

Late at night we left port for the Gulf of Alaska. For hours we watched the sun not set. For hours we fished the sea floor.

There were storm petrels and jaegers, kittiwakes, puffins, murres and murrelets, sea lions, harbor seals, Dall’s porpoises, and humpback whales. The whales surrounded the boat and slept. While they slept, they snored. I can’t describe the sound.

There were halibut, lingcod, sea bass, flounder, and cod. For deep fish there is no day.

The sea was calm.

Also there was the sun.



  1. Land of the Midnight Sun, for sure. Can’t wait til we have our own boat so we can all hear those whales together.

  2. That is amazing. What great pictures.

  3. Amazing TMF! Beautifully captured…

  4. It is so neat that even though you’re moving from the veautiful area you’re in, you’re going to have many more new beautiful places to explore on POWI!

  5. It’s amazing to watch the sunset slowly transform into the sunrise. From dusk till dawn in a matter of hours. Makes you want to live the night and sleep the day. The payback time after the darkness of winter.

  6. those are amazing pictures.

  7. Wow, Alaska can really put me in my place sometimes. Those pictures are amazing. Thanks for posting them.

  8. Absolutely stunning. The experience with the whales sounds incredible, the photos are amazing, and those pictures of the sun over the sea… wow. Awesome.

  9. Issac,
    truly great site and pix!

    and congrats on the new arrival!

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