Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Montana Bound

Can you believe it - we are actually leaving Alaska! I never thought this would happen, but here we are packing up and heading south. I love Alaska and will miss it and all my life long friends, but it is time to go.

The only place I've ever wanted to live is Cooper Landing. Unfortunately, it is turning into a little Lake Tahoe and has become to expensive to remain. So, off we go, back to Montana. It really is beautiful there and is the next best place, so it will be fun. And the upside is that there are more roads. For as huge and remote as Alaska is it has become too congested since everyone travels the same roads and fishes the same places. Too many people and not enough infrastructure to support them. It will be nice to head off into the woods and not see another person!

We are leaving tomorrow - Wednesday, August 26th. It will be a 9 day trip traveling on the Alaska Ferry. I expect we will be in Montana on the 4th of September and then will have to make arrangements for our phone and internet connection. I should be back on line by the 2nd week of September and will have tons of photos from our trip.

Think good thoughts for us on our trip. Uneventful is a good word to use. I will be back in touch with you all soon!


Foggy Fishing on the Kenai River

I took this picture a few days ago. The temperature has begun to drop at night and makes for some beautiful foggy mornings on the water. Folks are still fishing for silver salmon, rainbow trout and dolly varden making for some great images.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More Alaska Photos

Here are some photos I took on my last trip to Anchorage. I think the one of Turnagain Arm turned out great. And I really like the fast motion blur of the one of my dog Drake chasing a stick!

Move day is just around the corner. Can you believe I will be leaving Alaska in two weeks? We are getting things finished up around the house and then off we go. I sure do hope the trip is relaxing and uneventful.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Back Surgery Weekend

Surgery was a success. I was able to walk out of the recovery area under my own power and have spend the last few days resting on the couch and sitting in the yard with my pup. After several days of rain we have had really nice weather the last few days and I was able to snap a couple of nice pics of the fireweed and other wild flowers as well as a decent shot of Cecil Mountain and fireweed. Hope you enjoy. I'll be spending the rest of the week packing light boxes that I can lift during my recovery and kicking back on the couch. Too bad that the silver salmon are in and I can't go fishing!!!!!!! All in good time I guess.