Monday, April 28, 2014

Easter Paddle Boarding Fun & White King Fishing April 2014

On Easter, I went paddle boarding with Jim who got me into this new activity. It's only my second time but now its my new fav sport, more so than kayaking.

I feel more free and connected with the water even though I am so terrified of falling in to the beautiful cold ocean. You can see more since you are standing and really see in the water.

It's easier to get around and though maintaining a stable stance is a lil tough, it nice to be able to get down and rest when needed. I wish the board was not so expensive. Not like I have space for that.

And then other night  I caught another king, this time a white king, which is said to be the best of the best salmon you can get and not an every day experience. YAY.

Click here for sweet paddle board pix and here for a cool hiking trails by Anchorage and epic fishing pix.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Beach Weather and Slush Cup in Girdwood

Been walking more than skiing these days. Ski season is done and it was lame. But luckily there's an awesome beach here and lots of events. Went on an epic long beach walk, almost got stuck with the tides and found a bunch of crazy random crap to "surf" on :)

Sunsets about 9:15 now and rises around. Amazing how much we have gained in a month, and some days its 6 mins. Summer is just around the corner, you can already see more cars on the streets and boats in the water.

I also went up to Girdwood, cute like ski town, 4 hrs up. Its a nice scenic route that takes you up to Anchorage an beyond.  Last summer was my last drive up as I prefer to fly the 40 mins. Drive is beautiful just need the time and winter can be scary.

Girdwood hosted its 27th Slush Cup, wear people dress up and try to jump over a pool of water. Most people fail and sink, usually skis pop right off. There were some cute customs like Cave Woman and super heros.

Click here for some more beach and odd shots
And here for Slush Cup Girdwood.