THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Talk about bad luck

I know a few of you was wondering why I haven't posted in awhile. I was holding off to post tonight from my remote cabin. Well, I didn't make it. About 11am this morning I drove down to my friends house to load up and head out.

We loaded the plane up and I got more excited  as I boarded. We taxied out and got into takeoff position and away we go, smile on my face.  As we took off, I noticed something wrong, it was to slow. As we straightened out, Randy banked left and headed back to the lake, when he started descending, I knew something was wrong. We landed and taxied back to the house. Randy said it was a slow takeoff and when we were up, he couldn't get over 2500 rpms. So, we abandoned the trip so he can get a mechanic to fix it.

So, I came back home, unloaded the car and wait for the call. We had a beautiful day to fly and got sacked. Hopefully, we will be able to go in a day or two. That's it. I will see if I can come up with something in the meantime.

Take care

17 comments:

Carol said...

Hi John, I am so sorry you didn't make it out to the cabin. I know you were so excited to get there but most of all I am glad you both made it back to safety. This could've been much worse. I know you will make it out to the cabin soon and can't wait to read all about your remote life in Alaska. Keep your chin up John and I am crossing my fingers and toes for you.

M. Silvius said...

Sometimes it is just a choice of making it home at all. He made the right choice to turn around while he still had power. The alternative could have been real bad. It is best to be on the ground wishing you are up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground. There will be another day.

John said...

Thanks Carol, I'm sure I will get out there soon.

John said...

Randy is a good pilot and I trust him a lot. You are right, there will be another day.

Washkeeton said...

Sorry bout that!

Wash

Mary said...

Oh you were lucky! Glad to know that all ended well.

John said...

Thanks, it happens

John said...

I was lucky to have a good pilot that knows what he's doing. I'm glad as well.

Washkeeton said...

How is the plane? You going to get to go to your property soon? Roof is going on here.

Wash

Carol said...

Oh John, how disappointing! I hope you got your chance to go again.

John said...

The plane is broke, gotta wait until freeze up and snow. Hope you get moved in soon.

John said...

Hi Carol, will have to wait for freeze up and snow. That's life in Alaska.

Washkeeton said...

Been worried about you, took a couple weeks to answer. Roof is on Windows and doors are in. Needing insulation badly then a wood stove to heat it. We brought a propane buddy heater for the tent last night. Was nice to finally be warm. Lol. Took a small break for the fire. Was 2 miles to my house I'm moving from.

Wash

Anonymous said...

How are you? No post in awhile, hope all is well.. Bert from Bama

Anonymous said...

Wash ....is there anyway you can check on John and let us know if he's ok,it's not like him to be gone so long without a message...thank you

Washkeeton said...

All is good, he is busy. :-)

Wash

Anonymous said...

Thank you