It’s good to be home on Prince of Wales Island again. Soft, gentle rain greeted me here a couple days ago, and now we're enjoying rare, glorious sunshine.
We drove down to Hydaburg on Friday to check out the new seafood plant they're launching there (Haida Alaska Seafoods). It's a beautiful facility, and I love to fish in that vicinity, and I really love Hydaburg, so I was happy to do this on my first full day back.
On the drive down, we saw two beautiful black bears, and there are countless deer roaming around, including one that just cruised through our yard, and decided to plop down underneath one of our trees for a rest.
Speaking of our yard, we have a fantastic storage container that now holds all the boxes I mailed myself, as well as gear for our boat. Our eventual plan now is to someday move the trailer out, and build a structure under the very well-built pole barn that currently shelters the trailer. We'll also extend a building perpendicular to the pole barn structure.
Right now, we're just getting some basics done at the place. We don't want to spend too much money fixing up the trailer, since we plan to build something a little more substantial in the future. We have a hose for water, and we can heat water up with our camp stove, just like we do on our boat. We also have have electricity, which is really neat-o. We can charge cell-phones and things like that.
We have a campfire ring, which is really great during nice weather, and helps keep the bugs down a bit.
We devoted yesterday to preparing our boat for its return to water scheduled for Tuesday. Itsuro now has a new coat of bottom paint (thanks, Dave!) and new zincs, after a good power washing. She has wintered well.
We also have my little C-Dory boat (Tonie's Taxi), which we took out into Klawock inlet shortly after I landed. It's perfect for checking crab traps and impromptu sunset cruises. It's also great for when we want to go a little faster than 6 knots.
A few things I'm passionate about: