Category Archives: Birds

Tutka Backdoor Trail

Summer in Alaska is crazy. We’re not exactly farmers, so “making hay while the sun shines” doesn’t really apply, but it’s the same concept that I grew up with at 45 degrees north latitude, just to even more manic effect … Continue reading

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The Great Egg Hunt

Vincente knows how to get stuff done. He’s our Acapulco water taxi, airport shuttle, question-answer man, and general fixer. He’ll get you a mooring, fuel, water. He’ll find the unfindable. He’s got connections. We start the day by sitting under … Continue reading

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Acapulco Ashore

Our morning aboard Bertie is calm: coffee and a quiet breakfast. Little do I realize that my temperate zone brain is about to go on overload. Heidi and I are headed ashore for our first provisioning trip. After we leave … Continue reading

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Acapulco Afloat

The first thing I do when I arrive at the Acapulco airport: start taking all my clothes off. Shoes, socks. Long pants. Hoody sweatshirt. T-shirt. I just flew in from Anchorage, Alaska, so there are a lot of layers to … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 3 – Sparkplug

8 November 2017: I bought a 2.3 horse Honda outboard for Chuuchki! It was kind of a lot of money for me to spend, but it looks like brand new and cost about half of the list price. It’s tiny. … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log (first in a series)

20 September 2017:  Launched my new boat! Joe and Carla came over with it on Tobben’s small trailer. They had the trailer behind their ATV. Joe drove, Carla sat behind him, and I rode in the boat. We went from … Continue reading

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Rainforest

Our hike begins with a plunge through knee-deep glacial meltwater. We’ll be out here for at least eight hours, and I’d rather not hike in soaking wet XtraTufs all day, so I take off my boots and socks, roll up … Continue reading

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