Behind a four-wheeler, a well loved metal wagon is towed, which the Nielsen family hopes to fill with silver salmon. They make their way to the muddy shores through lush, knee-high grass, the blades sweeping back into place behind them. As the rain begins to trickle down and ripple the Cold Bay waters, Candace zips up her daughter Brooke’s pink jacket. Not even rain can deter this family from catching their dinner.
Provisions are abundant in Cold Bay. The birds, the bears, and the salmon are plenty. A city that holds it all, glaciers, volcanoes, tundra, and lagoons, Cold Bay is a catch-all for both its people and its landscape. Candace and her husband, Matt, take great pride in being able to fill their freezer and pantry with food from Cold Bay’s land and sea.