THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My old boat on Six Mile Lake

THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Saturday, May 28, 2016

I REMEMBER


Monday, December 14, 2015

IN MEMORY           

                              U.S.S. OZBOURN DD 846  


12/14/1966

IN MEMORY OF

ROBERT COOK

ED O'BRIAN



On this date, my 2 best friends and shipmates were killed in action off the coast of North Vietnam while handling shells for the after gun mount in support of a Special Forces compound being overrun by North Vietnamese regulars and Viet Cong forces.

While providing gunfire support, we came under fire of 81mm mortar shells, close to 200 rounds bracketed our ship when one went through the deck into the after handling room where Robert and Ed was stationed. We also were hit in the Electronics room wounding 3 and took 2 rounds in our Anti submarine rocket launcher starting a fire. We also took some rounds in the hull at and close to the waterline. Despite all this, we remained online and along with Navy fighters planes, prevented the enemy from overtaking the Special Forces camp.

"ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL


Ed and Robert will always be in my memory

ANCHORS AWAY MY FRIEND

Sunday, May 22, 2016

New changes (cont.)

Good morning all, I slept well last night and at the moment enjoying my morning coffee. Let's finish my post from yesterday. Got a chair for the cabin, $15, great price, it's a rocker and comfortable.
Painted my kitchen table, chairs and counter


Built a work bench in the Arctic entry

                                                 Got some nice cloud pictures

                                 This picture was taken around 11:30 at night, believe it or not








About my remote cabin, my friend Randy has his plane in for an annual and we plan on going out to my cabin June 1st or shortly there after. My plan is to stay out there for about 2 or 3 weeks to get things started, come back and take more stuff out. Not sure if I told you the name of my lake is Black Martin Lake. Once out there I will try to post daily or every other day. I will start a new blog titled, MY TIME AT BLACK MARTIN LAKE, or something similar. I hope these posts are entertaining enough and will close for now. Take care

Saturday, May 21, 2016

New changes

This Spring started out pretty nice, now it has become a wet one. That's ok because, it was to dry and fires were starting already. To begin with, I finally got rid of the camper that was an eyesore for 6 years. The yard is looking much better now.




Planted new flowers in the window box



and, I planted some out by the road

Still eating good meals, my favorite, pancakes with maple syrup topped with an egg

My John's breakfast sandwich, hash brown, sausage, fried egg and cheese on an onion roll

Mmmmm! Yummy

Pan fried catfish w/vegetables
Boneless pork loin w/streamed vegetables.

This is turning into a very long post and it's 10:55 pm and I'm kinda tired. So, I will continue tomorrow. GOODNIGHT ALL



Sunday, May 1, 2016

Trip to my friend Randy's cabin

My friend Randy called and asked if I wanted to take a trip out to his cabin at Indian Creek which is located off the Yentna River which is well known. Of course I said yes. I drove to his house which is about 26 miles to the South. He took his cub off  skiis and put tundra tires on and parked it at Big Lake a few miles away.  So, we are using his PA18 Supercruiser on floats this time.

Loading up the plane
This is Randy's fly shack, most every pilot in Alaska has one. Here he keeps records, tools and everything else pilot and plane connected.
Had to share this picture of his antique paddle boat, This is neat and still functional. You hardly see these anymore.
These are pictures of the land on the way out this time, you can see the difference. Spring and Summer is a great time to fly.




Sure is a big difference in contrast, eh? Here we are making our approach
at Indian Creek


Looking down Indian Creek
It's about a 200 ft. walk back to his cabin. This is a real Alaska cabin, nothing like modern type Alaskans have. He's had this cabin about 32 years.


Here is the inside, doesn't get more Alaskan than this. This is the living room area
Next is the kitchen

In the corner, he has an old Pine Ridge wood stove, a bit rusty. He is replacing it with a brand new Blaze King this year.
First nights dinner, I cooked a couple of N.Y. strips, some vegetables and salad. It sure was tasty.

After dinner, we sat for awhile and talked about the old days. That I really enjoyed. Got up Thursday morning and had eggs and home fries. Sorry, forgot to take pictures. After which, I helped him clean up a bit around the cabin. I burned brush for Randy. I lost my head, lol



Keeper of the fire.
Got up Friday morning, had pancakes topped with syrup and eggs sunny side up, yep, forgot to take the picture. After breakfast, we sat around the woodstove drinking coffee and bs'd. Then we decided to take the canoe and paddle down Indian Creek. I left my camera on the beach. Anyway, it was nice, we paddled down to the Yentna and walked the sand bars. On the way back, we saw 4 moose. We got back and did some more cleaning up and decided to have dinner down at the beach. Got a fire going and cooked a side of Salmon and had salad and cold Coronas. What a life.
It's hard to beat an evening with a good friend, fire, Coronas and Salmon cooked on an open fire and yes, I cooked.
Here's a toast to a wonderful time and to those of you out in the crazy world.
Before I go, we found this big old burl with roots attached and it looks like an octopus with tentacles Randy is going to figure out how to get it up the bank and paint it for fun.
.Ok, that's it for now. I plan to go out to my cabin in a couple of days and hang out there for 4 or 5 days and figure out my strategy on what to do first. It's good to know that I can blog from there and possibly give a day by day report. Hope you enjoy this post. Take care 


















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