Friday, August 16, 2013

The Summer of Fun, Friends and Festivities

Lots of great boating and fishing, lots of great hiking, lots of great scenery and lots of good times with friends and family.

>> See summertime photos.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Summer of Wildlife

In addition to the weather, whales and our non-stop, non-sleeping summertime lifestyle, we had great wildlife sightings. So far, no bears, but the salmon are coming into the rivers and I expect to see some near rivers edge soon.

Here are some other wildlife photos:
>> Deer, puffins, eagle, buffalo, goats

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Robinhood Makes Headlines -- Again

Robin has now made headline news for the FOURTH time in the two and a half years since we have lived in Kodiak.

  • Robin received archer hunter status, and robin-hooded another student's arrow, during a recent archery certification class covered in the Kodiak Daily Mirror. (He is moosehunting today!)
    >> Read the article.
  • In other news, Robin was the first dental patient at a new community dental clinic. What the Kodiak Daily Mirror article doesn't mention is that he almost single-handedly built the clinic dental exam areas!
    >> Read the article.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Whale of a Summer

This has been a whale of a summer, both literally and figuratively.

To start with, the weather has been phenomenal. In fact, it is the warmest and driest summer on record in more than 40 years. July was the warmest since 1979, and the driest since 1967. And, we had 18 consecutive dry days and 10 consecutive days with high temperatures above 70 degrees.

The whale action has been unprecedented. We haven't seen this many whales since our time at Glacier Bay. A mama and calf swam so close to the boat we were thinking about donning our gumby suits!

Needless to say, I have been outside enjoying this beautiful weather and beautiful place. Today, it's blowing and raining (for a change), so a good opportunity to update the long-neglected blog.

>> See some whale photos.