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Rudy left last night to go to Alaska for the salmon season.   He is from Honduras and been fishing out of Gloucester for over ten years.  For as long as he has been in the US he still hasn’t learned much English but is still one of the funniest guys you’d ever meet.  Video with Rudy tomorrow.

Rudy!, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Susie Byrd Back On Track

After Susie’s little setback which you can read about by clicking this highlighted text, she has been nothing but the model of the perfect backman.  She’s been showing up on time and is back in gear.  I called her out as having strike one for being a no-show for work that day but her boss Johnny “Doc” Herrick called it a check swing.

Susie Byrd Back On Track, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Susie Byrd Strike Count -1

OK, here’s the story behind this picture.

Susie Byrd has been fishing out of Gloucester for 3 years now.  She has been one of the most consistent backmen on our lobsterboats and has been doing a great job of showing up on time and pushing her skipper Johnny “Doc” Herrick to fish harder.

Yesterday she had a little setback.

She was a no show for the first time.   Eventually she got down to the boat and they got the day in fishing but there was no way I was going to let her off easy.

This morning in the office with all the boys I gave her an option.  She could hold up the sign saying “Susie Byrd Strike Count 1” and let me take the picture or I would ride her about being a no show after I’ve been singer her praises to anyone who would listen about how great she has been as far as reliability and work ethic.

She chose to pose for the picture.

Susie Byrd Strike Count -1, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Susie Byrd- Lobsterman

Here’s Susie Byrd- Lobsterman extraodinaire.  Susie had the option of taking the day off when her skipper John Herrick decided to stay in, or go fishing on another boat.  Wanna guess which option she chose?

If you guessed go fishing, you’re right.   She just can’t get enough.  She just loves being out there on the water.  I swear this girl has salt water running through her veins.

Susie Byrd- Lobsterman, originally uploaded by captjoe06.