Monthly Archives: September 2010

Willawa Valley

Two weekends ago we enjoyed our first weekend since early June that was sunny both Sat and Sun.  We were fortunate enough to see all kinds of wildlife-from a safe distance.

Williwa Lake Weekend

Two weekends ago we enjoyed our first weekend since early June that was sunny both Sat and Sun.  We were fortunate enough to see all kinds of wildlife-from a safe distance.

Labor Day Wkd

Some shots from a brief backpack to Juneau Lake and Juneau lake Cabin along the Ressurection Trail on the Kenai.

Labor Day

Labor Day Canoeing on Kenai.

Beginning Labor Day Weekend

Some shots from a brief backpack to Juneau Lake and Juneau lake Cabin along the Ressurection Trail on the Kenai.

Last night in Port Heiden

Yesterday a local shot a young wolf that had been eating villagers dogs-three of them.  The wolf was hanging around just waiting for dogs.  In this village of about 100 folks, if something happens its a matter of hours before everyone knows.  When I saw the wolf it was dead for about 2 hours.  I was at the Tribal office trying to use a phone as most of the phones in the village were down.  My Tribal contact (Gerda) asked if I wanted to see a wolf.  I stroked its fur-soft.  Pretty animal.
After work one of the “mentors” for this project (Thor) wanted to accompany me while I attempted to check out the fishing in a creek near our project site.  OK, since I dont have a vehicle I needed someone to drive me.  3rd cast WHAM!  Nice silver.  Broke my rod in half though.  I wasn’t done so I jerry rigged it and continued for another 45 min.  Caught lots of Dolly Varden (8).  I filleted the silver and we plan to grill it tonight after fishing.  A couple of the locals have offered to take me out to fish tonight.  I hope my rod lasts!  Also included are some shots as the sun set.  Got to see the green flash!

RI to Maine Lighthouse Tour

Deb and I went back to the Cape to attend my parents 50th wedding anniversary over the end of July-1st week of Aug.  It was pretty much our only sunshine of the summer as Anchorage was deep into its 31 straight days with rain-a record! A good time to be gone from Anchorage.  We visited parts of RI and checked out many lighthouses up to mid Maine coast.  800 miles of driving in 4 days.  In one day we drove through 5 of the 6 NE states.  It helps when they are puny states-well I guess every state seems puny compared to AK!   Also some Moose shots from my neighborhood.

Earlier tonight here in Port Heiden AK

After work tonight I went fishing.  Best part of this job!  Caught a pair of Silvers and a bunch of Dolly Varden.  Felt good to catch fish again!  yes…manly!
Actually I was very nervous the whole time as there are bears around.  Fortunately I didnt see any.  whew!
I head back home tomorrow afternoon.