Category Archives: Seldovia

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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Short-Timer

The house is a mess. The To-Do List is long. But I’m checked out already — I’m mentally gone. I’m a short-timer. Leave it to Seldovians to come up with an expression that so perfectly captures the state of mind … Continue reading

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Tsunami Alert

Just another day in the neighborhood, when you’re a slough-monster living on the Ring of Fire. I must admit, I live in a dumb place. My house, known as The Shack, is over a hundred years old, built out of … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 13 – Bubbly

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 3:30 PM: Le bateau est fini! I finished painting the boat yesterday, and today I peeled all the blue masking tape off of the fittings and the trim strip along the rail. Walt helped get me set up to … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 12 – Clothespins

Monday December 4, 2017: I can’t believe I forgot about the clothespins! When Megan and I were crossing the Atlantic on Roger’s boat, Vittoria, we found some clothespins on board and were hanging laundry out to dry on the rigging. … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 11 – Go Green!

Sunday December 3, 2017: It was a momentous day today. December’s full moon, the highest tide of the year, and pouring rain. My neighborhood make-up shifted again, as Walt and Sachiko came home and Jean Luc, Cecile & Ulysse moved … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 10 – Sifter

Saturday December 2, 2017: Sanded the first coat of battleship-grey primer with 120 grit sandpaper. Wiped everything down with acetone. Painted the second (and final) coat of primer. It took exactly the same amount of time as the first coat … Continue reading

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