Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Birthday To Me!!!!!!!!!! May 12

Yep, 69 years old.  Camping here at the water’s edge of the Wrangell Strait on an adventure of riding Alaska’s Inside Passage Ferry.  Experiencing small towns of Alaska and their back woods/islands.   Doing the Inside Passage of Alaska at the corner’s edge of being off the real grid.

I woke up because of the light.  It was 4:30 AM.  I went back to bed after I got this picture of the tide that was way out.


We got up about 8 AM and turned on the heat and checked our voltage.  We’re at 12.10.  I went ahead and started the generator.  We ran it for about 1 hour.

It’s drizzling this morning.  You know we are in a rain forest basically and it didn’t really drizzle or rain the last two days.  So, drizzle now is good.DSC_0002

So today we saw two whales for almost two hours out in front of our camp site in the Wrangell strait.  Further out in the middle out there.  Too far for pics but the binoculars (7X35) were great.  Ever so often the whales were doing the thing where they come out of the water head first, twist and then fall back.  They came out of the water about 5-7 feet.  We could hear them use their blow holes real good too.

We also saw two sea lions close to shore for a short while.  Just putting around they were.

We also saw two Eagles flying around.  That's not unusual out here.  Then each one dove into the water and caught fish.  That was a first for us.  Never saw an Eagle dive into the water to fish.  Usually their eating old fish guts washed ashore.

Who needs boat tours.  We just look out from our camp site.

It was a pretty dog on good birthday for me.  I don’t think I will forget this one.

What’s next?  Probably go into Petersburg tomorrow and do the tourist lookie lou thing.

We have no electronics.  I will run all these blogs with dates when we go into town so this blog won’t be out of order.  You will have to read backyards I guess.

Retirement hell, I should have gone to Alaska.

See ya when we see ya…