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Jerry’s Meats & Seafoods

Airship Goes to Alaska

Awwww, the last part that we're waiting for (the PSS dripless shaft seal from PYI in Seattle)…the one we thought would arrive yesterday, did not. And then it also didn't arrive today. Maybe they sent it via Fed Ex or UPS instead of expedited USPS as requested (which for some reason is way faster to AK than FedEx and UPS are, probably because FedEx and UPS both to to Anchorage first). Anyway, our new shaft seal is still not here. We were hoping to get back in the water on Monday, and I guess we maybe still can if the part comes first thing Monday morning. Fingers crossed! 

We ran a few errands this morning while we still had the use of Julie's car, and one of them was stopping by Jerry's Meats & Seafoods, around the corner from Western Auto & Marine.





This place is great! When we had breakfast with Steve and Julie last weekend, they cooked up some delicious bacon from Jerry's (double smoked) so we got some of that, some smoked salmon and crab spread, some smoked halibut, some of Jerry's homemade salsa, and a small package of prosciutto. 

Jerry's also ships, and they have a great selection of Alaskan seafood. You can get 15 pounds of halibut and king salmon, in 1 to 1.5 pound bags, overnighted fro $385 (that includes shipping). That's just over $25/lb for Alaskan halibut and King salmon. Sweet!

We also stopped at Fred Meyer and Kevin picked up a larger tackle box, since the fishing stuff is ever increasing (as it does) and then we headed back to greet the Nordic Tug that Steve and Julie and their friends were on as they returned from their trip to Hoonah and Tenakee. We helped unload the boat and got to see their three day haul of fresh salmon and halibut:


(This photo doesn't include all the Dungeness crab they also brought back.) Nice!



  1. neparker neparker

    So glad you’re successfuly back in the water. Thank you so much for the fabulous trip report. Great vicarious pleasure from the views and food. Your photography is just outstanding. I visited Anchorage and Denali, etc. a few years ago, but this is all new territory. — Anne P

    • Thanks Anne! It’s all new territory for us as well. I was born in Anchorage and have visited family there, Girdwood, and Homer, but haven’t ever (really) been to SE AK (I was on a ferry through here when I was 5, but don’t remember it much). We’re already planning our trip up next summer. Thanks for coming along with us!

  2. I love that shot of the old pier pilings. Oh, and I suppose the boat looks OK, too 😉

    What is that black device with what looks like an eyepiece, mounted on the rail in the crab photo?

    • Michael, that’s the Scotty downrigger that we use to troll for salmon!

  3. Great trip reporting! I have so enjoyed your time in Alaska.

    • Thanks Allison! We have too…it’s kinda sad to be heading south! Glad you’ve been along with us!

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