Alaskan wildlife at our doorstep

Hi outdoor fans,     

Lauren and her boyfriend Zane departed last Tuesday after a fun filled week and I had just enough time to get the beds made for Rod and Cindys arrival that evening. The weather has cooperated enough to get out and enjoy the abundance of Alaska’s natural beauty in sunshine most days around my work schedule, and now I have a solid 3 days off to take advantage of the 20 hours of daylight.        

We’ve had some super meals from fresh eggs provided by the chickens on the side of the house to King Salmon that Rod caught yesterday from his 5 AM fishing excursion with Brandon the retired coast guard dental receptionist. Rod and I then hiked the epic 6 mile Harbor Mountain-Gavin trail in brilliant sunshine with panoramic views of spectacular scenery.    

To compliment my sore legs from the hike yesterday with sore arms we kayaked for a few hours this morning after Rod spotted humpback whales in the bay in front of the house. We were rewarded with getting fairly close to the leviathans as they lead us towards the open ocean. All that earned us a good afternoon nap and quiet evening at home before tomorrow’s 4th of July activities in town.  


Whale watching Bob