October 22, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Posted in alaska, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Heading out of Whittier on a fishing charter.

Memorial Day weekend review

June 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Posted in alaska, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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turnagain cloudy mountain
Heading down the road Friday morning.  Misty sky, shimmering clouds.

on the way to the cove
Just leaving Homer Spit for the 45 min. trip to Halibut Cove.

danny j underway in k-bay
The Danny J, a little ahead of us heading for the Cove.

Studio building of late, great Alaska artist Alex Combs, Halibut Cove.

bumper sticker slogan
It’s not just a slogan, it’s a lifestyle.

For part of Saturday and Sunday, I joined Michele as a volunteer helping build a playground.  No time for photos, since it was a non-stop frenzy of activity.  Pretty impressive considering the short fuse.  I helped move around wood chip mulch the first day, and the second day was on a painting crew.

red and blue
We went to a great little deck party on Sunday.  Here is Michele with a bright blue cocktail.

memorial day sunrise, sterling hwy
I got up at 4 AM Memorial Day to go 40 miles up the road to Ninilchik for a fishing trip.  The sun was already rising at 4:45.

cook inlet bluff and fishing boat, ninilchik AK

cook inlet
It was cold and cloudy when we started out…

cook inlet, trolling
…but pretty soon it was sunny, and it stayed that way until we were ready to come back.

fishing buddies

filleting the catch at ninilchik

Trolling for kings was unsuccessful but we did catch a limit of small halibut, and quite a few cod as well.

Then it was back to the big town, to make more money to be able to travel and have fun again…

11-12-10 [from the archives, June 2006]

December 26, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Posted in alaska, photo du jour, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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My best fishing buddy, Dick surveys the scene at O'Brien Creek landing.

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