A facet of life in Homer that can be watched on television is the "Deadliest Catch" about commercial crab fishing in Alaska's icy waters.
Co-captains Johathan and Andy Hillstrand have produced a new book about their adventures, Time Bandit: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs. Anyone who has fished Alaska’s waters, whether winter or summer and for any species, know that it is a challenging and risky profession.
Homerites, many of whom are professional fishers, especially appreciate the adventures related by the Hillstrand brothers because they recognize the authenticity of their accounts.
The Time Bandit is tied up on a float for big boats on the backside of the Homer harbor. In addition to seeing the Time Bandit, just wandering around the harbor and looking at the many types of fishing and pleasure boats and noting the creative names they bear makes for an enjoyable stroll.