Sunday, August 16, 2009

ALREADY DREADING TUESDAY

This trailer has been our home since July 1, and this spot our home for more than the last month. We are fond of it!
And we are very fond of the awning that has protected us from the rain probably half of the days we have been here! We build a fire in the rain, and grab a book and sit under the awning, enjoying even the icky weather!

On a nice sunny day, this is our view down the road to the turn around circle and the cliffs overlooking the water. We have watched the eagles in the trees, and have even had a glimpse of the baby eagles in the nest. From here we can see the boats as they go by and turn into the harbor. And we hear and see each and every plane that arrives or leaves, as the flight path is right over the campground.

This is the view behind our trailer, the dark, bear infested, forest primeval.

Off to the right is a bear trail, heading off into the devils club, fireweed, ferns and spruce. Actually, there are several more bear trails leading off from other parts of our campsite. I think these guys are nightly visitors, I'm sure I hear them every night, but they've not bothered us other than the one claw hole in the side of the trailer.

This is son Chris with his sawmill. He has it set up on an individual's property and mills the guy's own trees into lumber for a cabin. Chris is looking forward to taking his sawmill back to his own place and eventually milling up lumber to build a boat shop, then a boat.

Crab pots piled up waiting to be dropped into the depths of the bay to harvest the crab.

A sea otter just floating around, probably sleeping, while the tourists snap pictures and exclaim how cute they are!

The wet muddy road into town. This road is either muddy or so dry and dusty that the foliage along the edge turns into a grayish brown color.

The red poker shaped berries are now ripe on the devils club, and the bears are chomping away on them. They are pretty, but don't look very nutritious to me!

And on Tuesday at about six pm, we will leave on the ferry bound for Homer, where we will begin our journey home. I will miss this place!

8 comments:

Joni said...

So many wonderful pictures and quite an assortment to take in. I'm so glad you have had this time to relax and visit your family. You really do define how retirement should be played out. Have a safe journey home ~

Rick and LuAnn said...

Thank you for sharing this most wonderful journey, and for bringing Alaska into our home!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

So beautiful Marge, I understand why you love it so. Safe trip home.

Memaw's memories said...

I know you've had a great time. The pictures are great. Hope everyone is doing ok at home.

Lena . . . said...

We're on our way home today also. Time for reality even though I don't want it. Have a safe trip home.

Lena . . . said...

We're on our way home today also. Time for reality even though I don't want it. Have a safe trip home.

Lena . . . said...

We're on our way home today also. Time for reality even though I don't want it. Have a safe trip home.

Lena . . . said...

Don't know why THAT happened, but I guess I'm sending triple wishes.