Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Come On Down To My Boat Baby!

In 1967 Every Mother's Son song Come On Down To My Boat Baby made it to #6 on the Top Forty chart.

This boat reminds me of that song. I tried to link to the song but blogger won't let me. Check it out if you can!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Caribou, Eagle & Ducks

Hung out with a few Common Mergansers, G-U-11s and the American Bald Eagle on the Kenai River this afternoon fishing for silvers. Two days in row I caught fish!

This is the last week of semi-busy at the lodge. Its been a great summer, and now there is time for me to go fishing, too.

The leaves are starting to turn and the caribou are on the move. Great time to be silver fishing and stock up for the winter. I believe September 1st, the limit goes up to 3 a day, on the Kenai.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Fly-In

7am check-in at the float plane dock as it was just getting light. This was a trip our guests enjoyed all summer. So today we all went on the trip with Alaska West Air.

Jimmy Jack, his wife Rosie, Jacob behind me, Catdaddy and Big Jim. The plane is a 1958 Otter.

The pilot got to where we could see this BIG bull moose out the plane window.

Bears like to fish, too. We gave this guy lots of space!

On the way back from being dropped off for the day to fish for silvers our pilot flew us over the glacier.

I certainly enjoyed this trip and now I know why our guests came back so wide-eyed and humbled by our great state of Alaska.

And yes I tipped!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

And now

I proudly present for your viewing pleasure, my favorite flower, Livingstone Daisies!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August Morning

This was the sunrise Tuesday morning around 5am. Then turning around towards Mt. Redoubt it looked like below.

The fireweed is getting closer to full bloom.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fish Fests

The Kenai Peninsula is all about the FISH!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Good Sign

This "Help Wanted" sign went up today. My guess is the most educated migrant workforce in the world, American college students, went back to school after working the slime line all summer. And the fish are still running in Alaska. HELP WANTED!!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

River Scenes

That is Mt. Redoubt in the distance. The volcano you can see directly across from the lodge.

This puppy was having too much fun on the river.

This was a spawned out king salmon still swimming up the river to die at his place of birth.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Silvers Anyone?

Here is my first silver of the day. Everyone on board limited out. Not only was the fishing great the weather was perfect. Thanks boss for taking me fishing!

Waiting for our boats to pick us was this little girl dressed and ready. Shortly after we got our poles in the water I saw her hook in to a coho (silver) salmon and fight it to the end! I was too happy for her to pull out my camera. We all clapped & cheered when her grandpa netted her first SS of the day.

Bountiful day on the Kenai river!

Friday, August 05, 2011

Becky's Garden

I am so lucky to have my friend Becky down here on the Kenai. She used to live in Valdez when I met her and we have been friends since. She is an awesome artist and her house and yard are amazing.

The perfect place for me to go unwind from the lodge.

Her pool shows how much rain we had in the last few days. It has been one wet August so far.

These are her white delphiniums she planted years ago for her daughters wedding.

And here is Becky with her humongus cauliflower.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Camper Power

"Funny River or Bust"

There really is a Funny River. Its a tributary that empties into the Kenai River.

It wasn't a bust!