|The map of what we did. Numbers indicate the number of seine sets made in each bay.|
|Under sail at the entrance to Kaguyak Bay.|
|Galactic at anchor in Rodman's Reach, with the wonderfully hospitable Lazy Bay cannery in the background.|
|The ship's people on the plane in Akhiok. Next stop, Kodiak, their grandmother, and a new school year. |
God, how I love raising Alaskan kids.
|Reefed down and sailing fast. Oh yes, and my 50th birthday.|
|Port Wrangell at the end of a windy windy day|
|High energy beach|
|The 40-knot blow|
|Picking berries, Kujulik Bay|
|The fruit of the land|
|More berry picking. Agripina Bay.|
We got home a week ago.
Inevitably, we immediately got caught up in the swirl of town life. It's peak harvesting season here in the Gulf of Alaska. Berries need to be picked, fish caught, deer stalked. And if there's any time left before the rains return, house and boat could both use maintenance. Oh yes, and there's third and seventh grade to attend to, and the demands of careers that seem to forever need one thing or another from us.
This is a rich life, and one chapter always seems to be stepping on the toes of the one that came before. So no recap of the summer work just now. I'll get to that *soon*, along with some more about the actual biology we were doing. For now I'll just say that fitting two months of boat life into a town year seems to be a hell of a lot more work than full time boat living was, but we're all four of us ever so glad we did it.
|Deer hunting up high. Elias wasn't so impressed by the number of does and fawns we saw (15) vs. the numbers of bucks (1).|