Sunday, May 22, 2016
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.
Built a work bench in the Arctic entry
Saturday, May 21, 2016
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
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
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.
at Indian Creek
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
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