My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Friday, April 29, 2011

Silence and Solitude

The whole idea of Silence and Solitude, is to have you look at the pictures and use your imagination.

                                      Good Night

Thursday, April 28, 2011

What a difference a day makes

Yesterday was such a nice day, sunny, warm, just an all around great day. This morning started out nice.

When I wake up to mornings like this, I wonder if I deserve to live among this beauty. There is something very magical and spiritual about it. I am thankful to have it in its purest form. But as the day grew on the colors didn't.

As the day went on it got progressively dismal. Rain, wind and the temps. kind of went back and forth between 36 and 42. Just made it miserable outside. I'm not really feeling down, maybe a little bit. I thought to myself, what could make this day a little bit better? Sharing with everyone who visits my blog and this.
                  Hot Chicken Chinese Vegetable Soup

Good tasting, bone sticking and Mmmmm! Mmmmm! Good.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What a great day

I woke up this morning to a very dismal morning. It was 38 degrees and frost on the pumpkin. The sky was so overcast, couldn't even see the sun. Had the usual coffee and listened to radio. As the morning grew later, the sun came out and made me feel much better. So, I decided to head to the vilage for mail.
  On the way back, I decided to go on the back trail and headed that way. I have to go to the village airstrip and cross it to get to the trail. Here is the strip

Anyway, when I approached the trail, I saw that it was way to muddy to travel on and decided to go back on the beach. The beach is so soft, I decided to travel on the ice along the beach.
As you can see, most of the snow melted along the beach.
Now the fun part comes. Time to cross the creek. It has finally opened some.
                             OK, here we go hang on.
These pictures give you and idea how hard it is to drive on the beach.

When I got back to the cabin, it was just to nice a day to not do anything. So, I took a trip on the back trail.

There is a lot of mud, water and snow on the trail.
This is the part of the creek that runs between me and the village. To the left is the airfield. This is where my batteries gave out and didn't have anymore.
So, it was time to head back to the cabin and get some batteries. It was still to nice to not stay outside. So, I took a ride around the point to the North. Here I ran into some friends having a cookout on the beach.
Here they are making coffee and tea and cooking some hotdogs, burgers and some fish. Then I ran into an Elder from the village fishing.

As we were talking, I noticed a shadow moving across the ice and I looked up.

                Here are a couple more pictures I took

Well, that pretty much sums up my day, tomorrow is another day. Good Night