Thursday, July 25, 2013
So much fun stuff to do here, never a dull day. I am hardly home b/c its hard to be indoors after working indoors all day.
I went halibut fish on a charter for the first time and felt very sea sick for the first time. but i got 2 halibuts, which is the limit. They ain't no 100 pounders, but its all good. My arms were sore reeling in 250 feet.....I have yet to get salmon though I tried to with a friend on a boat and that was fun and in the wrong river where they ain't running yet. Click here for those pix.
I also did my first tent camping this summer by the beach on the warmest beach day ever. no wind and no mosquitoes, a true miracle. So much to see walking on the beach. Click here for those pix. More fun coming soon. I am behind on my computer photo management :)
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
It reminded me of Talkeetna young people working hard and having fun too. Lots of history with the old copper mining town nearby. Lots of dogs running around. Lots of musicians and drinking and mosquitoes. Now I remember why I like living by the breezy beach in Homer!
Went inside a historical old leeching plant before the rangers boarded it up as it is about to collapse and go on my first glacier lake/river rafting in 37 degree water. Even with a dry suit, you feel that cold penetrate through and my feet still got wet. It was fun screaming at the water. I was a little nervous of popping out since I have not rafted since Costa Rica two winters ago where I almost did not make it out of the river....
One trip in 4 nights made 2 cool albums: McCarthy and glacier river rafting pix, click here. Pix of Kennecott mining and glacier hike, click here. I plan to stay in Homer for the rest of July at least, try to get on a fishing boat, see a local burlesque show and who knows what else this busy town has in store for little old me!