We took a day trip with the Boxlers on a gloriously calm, sunny Sunday. We hit the 10:30 tunnel to Whittier, along with many other people. There were long lines at the launch! We were also surprised that all the fee stations now took credit cards instead of cash envelopes. It’s still $20 to launch/retrieve. We headed to the rookerie to look at birds before … Continue reading Boat Log 9: Boxlers on Board!
SEASON 2 May 24-25, 2015 How crazy that we headed out for the first trip of Season 2 on our boat exactly one year from our maiden voyage . We live about two miles up a curvy mountain road, so pulling the boat up and down is no easy feat. We made it halfway down when Clark realized he had forgotten his wallet. Should we … Continue reading Boat Log 8
July 25 – 27, 2014 We had been anxious to do another overnight trip on the boat, and this weekend seemed ideal. Calm seas were the priority, even though cloudy skies and rain were in the forecast. We caught the 2:30 tunnel to a very rainy Whittier, but the launch was flawless! By 3:30 we were motoring out of the harbor. It was very foggy, … Continue reading Boat Log 6
Sunday, July 13, 2014 Clark has several one-liners that he repeats ad nauseam. “Well, success is measured in many different ways…” is one of his favorites. He typically puffs up his chest and releases this phrase in one long exhale after an unsuccessful hunting or fishing excursion. I’ve heard this gem more than enough for this lifetime (no offense to his hunting or fishing prowess) … Continue reading Boat Log 5
Friday, June 20th 2014 This was the trip I dreamed about when we bought the boat – the chance to take out my family who was visiting from the Midwest. It would test the boat with 10 passengers, but we ran the numbers and came in under the maximum weight. Our friends Brandon and Keri were on the water this day as well, and we … Continue reading Boat Log 4
Saturday, June 14, 2014 The day was a bit overcast, so we didn’t make the decision to go boating until after breakfast. Dad and Mom were here for a visit and we wanted to get out so we decided to give it a try. We all packed our rain gear and crossed our fingers that we wouldn’t need it. We saw Cliff and his dog … Continue reading Boat Log 3
Here is the second entry from our boating journal. It is hard to type these without adding anything but photos, and especially difficult not to edit! Friday, June 6 2014 Our 2nd excursion included friends from out of state: Lori, Zach, Kalea (10) and Emi (7) were here from Boston, and we were thrilled to share the boat! We hit the 11:30 tunnel to Whittier. … Continue reading Boat Log 2
Well, we did it. After years of dreaming, we actually bought a boat. It’s a 24-foot 2003 Bayliner Ciera, pictured here in Prince William Sound on our Maiden Voyage: There are more sensible ways to spend money, but this will be a great way to unplug and explore as a family. We have a limited amount of time to pack in childhood memories with the … Continue reading Boat Log 1
I try to refrain from writing about the weather. Honestly, what is the point? It is what it is and we live where we live… so whatchagonnado? I was tempted to post a rant when a blizzard blew through in mid-May, littering our yard with half a foot of fresh snow that put Anchorage’s snow season at a record-breaking 232-day stretch. Are you kidding me? … Continue reading Super-cali-fabulous!