Sunday, October 23, 2011

October 22, 2011

Sunsest Kennedy Entrance Cook Inlet

October 21, 2011

My Chief Mate broke his arm today...The same one who broke his femur a few months ago, with me onboard.
I'm unhappy,  and feel cursed, but I bet he feels worse.

October 20, 2011

Northbound...Sunrise Vancouver Island 
Dubious acknowledgement of my existence on this fucking ship and fucking run AGAIN.

October 19, 2011

Poor neglected garden

Precious few hours home hurts so good.  Goodbye baby...sniffle, tears, drunken blabbering

October 18, 2011

October 17, 2011

workout;  (I'm doing more than reported on this blog :)

October 16, 2011

October 15, 2011

Sunset;  I'm on the 4x8 watch, so you'll see a lot of these :)

October 14, 2011

Tug Gyre Falcon, Dutch Harbor, AK

October 13, 2011

Enroute Dutch Harbor, AK

October 12, 2011

The daily log

October 11, 2011

Moonrise Anchorage, AK

October 10, 2011

Sunset approaching Cook Inlet; Feels like the South Pacific until you go outside!

October 9, 2011

Old crappy chart whit our 1800 position; Northbound for Anchorage

October 8, 2011

Outbound Strait of Juan De Fuca.  Fog.

October 7, 2011

Back to work.  Look,  a crack in the cell guide!
Did I inform the mate?  Nah, I don't know when it happened,
and I'm not going above and beyond....
Because it's never done shit for me.
Do your time, go home.  A mantra I will take to heart this trip.

October 6, 2011

October 5, 2011

October 4, 2011


October 3, 2011

waiting for Grant

October 2, 2011

Today I hosted a "Hi!  Bye!"  party.  I have awesome friends and neighbors.  I'm so happy I could see everybody before supposedly shipping out next week.  I made eggplant and chicken parmesan.  Everybody said it was good, but then again, they are too polite to tell me if it isn't!  I will never know for sure, but people keep coming over, so that's a good sign.  It's nice to have dragons in the neighborhood too.  The kids love them.

neighborhood dragon

October 1, 2011

Mist hike to Rampart Ridge with neighbor:
Unforgettable views...If it weren't raining and foggy :)
Last hike, last hurrah before shipping out, so I think.

September 30, 2011

Mmmm....Beer.  I love being home

September 29, 2011


Good Food!!! 
Gorgeous Day!!!

September 28, 2011

Almost home: suspected overheating up Ryegrass pass.
AKA:  Our new truck

September 27, 2011

Goodbye Jackson Hole.  I will miss you, but I won't miss your winter.

Average Fuel Economy for a summer in Jackson Hole.
Last time I tested this, I got almost 80...
I guess my car is getting old.

September 26, 2011

Condo for Rent:  Fully furnished; comes with firewood and moose!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

September 25, 2011

Good night '56 Ford Wrecker;  Good night '70 Volvo P1800
We'll see you next summer :(

September 24, 2011

Lobster Party

September 23, 2011

Hike: Teton Pass to the Tram
Solo, mostly National Forest, some National Park
Ride down the Tram at JHMR
Stats: 13 miles, 7 hours, 4500' elevation gain (including coming back up after going down)
Approximate average elevation: 8500'-9000'
People seen first 8 miles - 0

This was truly the back country.  It was me, the moose, and probably some bears