month of may recap

06.03.15

We’ve had the Zodiac since Mother’s Day and still have it deflated, laying on the driveway. We need a couple of items to put it in the water; one is it needs a trailer. Being 16 feet long and having an aluminum floor, it is just too heavy to drag down to the water. The second is we need an engine for it... continue reading

we did some horse trading

05.011.15

We have been on the lookout for a boat that is larger than our kayak and frankly, we need one with a motor. There are a lot of things to do in Southeast Alaska, but many of them involves getting to an island by boat or aircraft. Friday I thought I had found what we were looking for... continue reading

drover's first kayak ride

05.03.15

Forecast for Sunday was 54 and sunshine. A forecast of
sunshine was a welcome change from the last 11 moths of unseasonably wet weather we had. So we didn't have to portage the kayak so far to the water this time, we decided to leave around and an hour prior to high tide.... continue reading

still looking for a boat

march 20, 2015

The boat saga continues. Since we have been here I have looked at a 38 foot Californian, a 27 foot Uniflite, various skiffs from 14 feet long to 22 feet long, four, count them four hard shell kayaks and three folding kayaks.... continue reading

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snow emergency
january 8, 2015


We finally got what we had been wanting… SNOW! This was our 2nd snow of the season and in about 12 hours we had over 12 inches on the ground. Now the “winter” industries can get going and make some money. After the wettest summer on record, our winter has been one of the driest so far... continue reading

looking for a deal on a boat

january 19, 2015

 Everything in Juneau is expensive, including used items. Garage sales here are not like  the Midwest. In Juneau, a good deal on used items is half off the current retail price. It really was an eye opener. We really are looking at getting a boat of some kind, it is hard to live on the ocean and not have a boat, so ... continue reading

must wear items to live in Southeast Alaska

february 19, 2015

 Now that we have lived through 3 winters and 2 summers (summer of 2014 being the wettest summer on record) I can tell you with certainty the must haves in apparel when coming to Southeast Alaska. Stacy and I have put every article of clothing we own to the test. We have climbed up mountains in  rain storms, we have stomped through... continue reading

finally, we have a boat!
04.23.15

The search is over. We lucked into a new kayak, free of charge.I ran into a Coastie (That is a Coast Guard personal) that was moving to his next station and he had a kayak nobody would buy from him. I went and looked at it and it was a brand new inflatable he had purchased. It had never been in the... continue reading

two rookies and a kayak

04.25.15

I got up early this morning as I had to go over and get a buddy's boat and park it at my place. We were launching on Sunday and Monday to go fishing and his normal launch ramp, where he stores his boat, is 22 miles from where we are going to fish, I have a launch ramp about... continue reading

first fishing trip of the season

04.26.15

Everything you do on the water in Alaska revolves around the changing tides. Our Tidal swings can be as big as 25 feet. Thus my weekend fishing trip involved getting up early and launching at the right time.  On Sunday we left my house at 5:00 am and had the boat in the water by 5:30.... continue reading

middle aged in the last frontier

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a boat to restore?

05.019.15

We’ve had the Zodiac since Mother’s Day and still have it deflated, laying on the driveway. We need a couple of items to put it in the water; one is it needs a trailer. Being 16 feet long and having an aluminum floor, it is just too heavy to drag down to the water. The second is we need an engine for it... continue reading

drover was seasick... until the seals came by

05.011.15

We have had a week of sun, and we are expecting more so it looked like a great day to head out in the kayak. It was 70 degrees so after morning chores around the house we waited for the tide to come in and launch the boat... continue reading