with over 20 years in this amazing place. it's never dull. i hope to enjoy years of exploration here.
Monday, July 27, 2015
mish mash July..
above is Blossom at Eklutna, below still Byron Glacier.
more rain today so i opted to stick close to home rather than spend cash for last minute adventure in the rain. need to be packing is what i need to be doing. i was doing packing in my brain so that has to help. temps in Barrow are 30's-40's.
did do walk with Blossom. we headed out to Campbell Airstrip..always a rainy day walk. easy, close. Blossom was not in the mood to walk there. for some reason she never seems to like it there....perhaps it's because we walk it so often in the rain.
there were bear warning signs and my pal was at the bench with Issac when i arrived. he said a young brown bear had been there yesterday causing trouble. haha. the salmon are starting to arrive in the creek...though i never saw one and i was looking.
i saw no bears or scat. we just did 3 miles and then i came home, fed the pups and headed to gym for laps. got my little gym stuff out just need to figure out how to do the bike thing. looks simple enough...then i can be lazy at home but use the guilt to get on one or both of my machines. fat...be gone!!!
too bad i'm not a runner. that seems the best way...though it always seems injuries get the runners eventually.
no obvious leaks on the new roof. i think they used too long of nails on the front deck since you can see the nails quite clearly though the underside. i shouldn't get too concerned since i plan on eventually turning that into more of a master suite and walk in closet. still, since they just did it i'd rather make sure it's going to be weather ready and not wait on it. texted her today with plan to follow up in the morning. she did text back but it was nearly 10pm and i was deeply invested in a netflix movie so i just put her off til the morning.
these are fisherman at Bird Creek i believe. saw some pulling fish out. chatted with a friend who is retired and once you are of a certain age you can have others fish for you...fishing by proxy...i like that!! less mess that way. i have a few years to go before i can take advantage of that one though.
these are back to Eklutna Lake hike
the walrus were very entertaining today. there was another alert/stampede event. no injuries...short lived. no idea what may have happened.
perhaps if they keep up with the camera's next year we will have more than one at a time. one can hope. i was working on a calendar for 2016. need to set up the web page for sales and then start to purchase product. eventually the hope is that we can make enough money selling product to help Round Island with some costs and projects. i may be a dreamer and i still have loads to learn, but...i'm willing to keep at it and see what i can do for the place.
gotta call the sticker guy as well.
liked this of the bench. it's at the 2 mile mark about. i had been remembering it at the 1 mile mark so it seemed like it took forever to get there...but when i arrived i saw that i'd gone 2 miles instead of one...aww...
always love the fireweed with the lake in the background. this lake is where we get our city water...so it's glacier fed. the color gives that away. we have really good city water.
it was a hot day so Blossom got in the creek water as soon as she got the opportunity.
a bit ago Blossom really started to bark. i went to investigate. she is the guard dog of the house. Rio is the muscle. hehe.
there was a very tall moose out there cruising the hood. Blossom knew that wasn't no kitty cat!!
always fun to see a moose in the hood. seems like it's been a bit. they probably roam around a lot more when i'm sleeping or at work.
tend to see more moose in the winters anyway.
a few from the smaller camera...these are at U-Lake.
grebe above and duck with ducklings below.
the babies in town are all growing fast. we are getting to that point where the flowers are falling back and the shrooms will soon come up.
summers are short. these are some beaver shots from the lake as well.
this one guy is a big one!!
they are always busy.
from a walk to the beach at Kincaid..always a favorite of mine.
Blossom loves beach walks as well.
i have to leave my mark everywhere i go...it's a habit now
it's not over until Blossom is coated in mud
it's pretty easy to do here at the beaches
tide was super low. people do the crossing every so often which i still think is not a good idea. the city of Anchorage tries to dissuade folks from wandering out on the flats at low tide. the tide that comes in comes quickly and it's easy to get killed. that mud is like suction and it can be hard to escape. i've had a boot stuck in it once. like quick sand.
a group was taking people out there for the crossing. an organized walk seems even more silly. first it just encourages others to try each time it's successful. at issue for me is what does one do in the event of an emergency. you can't just leave someone there and go get help as you can on most trails. they would have to keep moving or run out of time and risk the tide returning.
could be an issue if you have a heart attack, stroke, anaphylaxis...any number of things.
these guys did wander out a bit but not really that far. and they stayed together. don't think they all knew each other really, but they ended up together out there.
i stay pretty close to the main beach. Blossom would wander all the way out if it meant getting to the water. she has no common sense when it comes to water
she enjoys the puddles left behind though.
here they all come back...
liked the bikes left on the beach while folks walked. no fear of anyone stealing them.
Blossom was my main model of the day.
not the most exciting post i guess. hope you enjoy anyway. back to work for 2 more nights then i really will need to get ready to go as i am leaving. want to get the papers ready for my pet sitters.
thankful for: Rain and sun...variety is good. Swimming. it always feels so good. chocolate, it melts so even when i'm an old lady with no teeth i can still eat it.
have lived in alaska since 1995, lived in ketchikan for 6 years and here in anchorage since 2001. it's a wonderful place and i enjoy getting out nearly daily for a walk/hike/stroll or ramble. enjoy the pics