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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2021, 02:09:23 PM »
Herman in his living room, demonstrating how the "whale bombs" (foreground) are loaded into the harpoons behind him. The harpoon is triggered like a gun, the bomb shoots out the front attached to a rope, and then enters the whale and explodes inside:
I'm pretty sure the "whale bomb" is the harpoon, and it's fired from the harpoon gun...

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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2021, 02:19:16 PM »
I'm pretty sure the "whale bomb" is the harpoon, and it's fired from the harpoon gun...

If you say so, Captain Ahab ;D
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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2021, 02:23:05 PM »
You forgot the special guest:

Once we're going there:



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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2021, 03:30:00 PM »
You forgot the special guest:
You've been "best of'ed"

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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2021, 02:34:26 AM »
You forgot the special guest:

Comrade Bernie's arctic gear definitely scores at the top of your group.

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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2021, 12:35:33 AM »
I just came across this article in the NYT and it describes Deadhorse so perfectly that it's scary:

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It was with these thoughts that I finally got to Deadhorse, which may rank as the most horrific place on planet Earth. If Stalin had built a gulag in the cargo area of Kennedy Airport, it would probably look like Deadhorse.

But in the winter, for someone in love with the Arctic, it has a weird charm. I can't wait to return.
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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2021, 12:39:52 AM »
I just came across this article in the NYT and it describes Deadhorse so perfectly that it's scary:

But in the winter, for someone in love with the Arctic, it has a weird charm. I can't wait to return.
"In the meantime I'll make the best out of my cabin with endless snow in sight at the arctic tip of NYS"

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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2021, 10:35:21 PM »
Fantastic TR!
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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2021, 10:41:24 PM »
Working on the next trip now. Currently sorting through 5581 pictures of bears taken over a day and a half period.

I may need therapy.
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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2021, 12:52:53 AM »
Working on the next trip now. Currently sorting through 5581 pictures of bears taken over a day and a half period.

I may need therapy.
This may be interesting for you, I wonder if you witnessed this yourself. On a full stomach the bears go only for the tasty part for קינוח סעודה.

This footage of a Kamchatka brown bear enjoying salmon caviar, from BBC's newly released Prefect Planet, has piqued my curiosity whether salmon caviar is an available kosher dish, and of course you can find just about anything on DDF :)




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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2021, 01:31:51 AM »
This may be interesting for you, I wonder if you witnessed this yourself. On a full stomach the bears go only for the tasty part for קינוח סעודה.

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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2021, 01:35:56 AM »

Wow.. you really got it all! Not such a classy eater like the other one though...

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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2021, 10:20:34 AM »
I'm gonna guess this is what you liked best
Nah, my camera saw much nicer Auroras  ;D
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Re: Call of the Wild: Something Fishy's Four Alaskan 2020 Trips
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2021, 11:12:35 AM »
This may be interesting for you, I wonder if you witnessed this yourself. On a full stomach the bears go only for the tasty part for קינוח סעודה.
there is actually 1 week in august where the salmon are so plentiful that the bears take one bite out of the the head just to get the brain and throw away the rest of the fish. i saw it live
This footage of a Kamchatka brown bear enjoying salmon caviar, from BBC's newly released Prefect Planet, has piqued my curiosity whether salmon caviar is an available kosher dish, and of course you can find just about anything on DDF :)
See my TR specifically Part 3.
The point of the trip was to certify kashrus for caviar.

@Something Fishy i am eagerly awaiting part 3 of your trip because I also went in August, and i see some familiar pictures and places in the intro already...
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