Posts tagged: Alaska

Meeting the “Neighbors” at Home

By , May 15, 2017

Over the weekend, Aly and I had an opportunity to meet our nearest neighbors at home: a boat we traveled on took us close to the area around Gran Point, across Lynn Canal from our home, the site of a local sea lion haul out.

We see sea lions off our beach constantly, but getting across to the haul out is a rare treat (see Our Rowdy Neighbors, the Sea Lions). Of course, we took lots of photos. Here are a few:

Stellar sea lions on Lynn Canal

Stellar sea lions on Lynn Canal (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Stellar sea lions on Lynn Canal

Stellar sea lions on Lynn Canal (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Stellar sea lions on Lynn Canal

Stellar sea lions on Lynn Canal (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Stellar sea lions on Lynn Canal

Stellar sea lions on Lynn Canal (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Stellar sea lions on Lynn Canal

Stellar sea lions on Lynn Canal (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

We may post more in the future.

Baranof Warm Springs Visit

By , January 11, 2016

Aly, Michelle and I returned to the homestead on January 7th after visiting my brother, Dave and his wife, Anke in Baranof Warm Springs (see A New Year Far from Home). Since then, I’ve been perfectly content to let the pre-scheduled essays run their course while we focused on having Aly home for a few more days. In fact, she leaves on the ferry tonight.

So, if you’ll permit me, here are a few photos from our visit for your viewing pleasure while I try to return life to normal. When I do, I’ll no doubt have much to say, tying up some loose ends, starting some new threads, and catching you up on what’s been going on lately.

Baranof Wilderness Lodge, with most of the family on the front deck (Photo: Sarah A. Zeiger).

Baranof Wilderness Lodge, with most of the family on the front deck (Photo: Sarah A. Zeiger).

Another lodge view. Those are humpback whale bones in front (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Another lodge view. Those are humpback whale bones in front (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Mark and Anke at the natural pools along the river (Photo: Sarah A. Zeiger).

We had a great time, and, as you can see, we got to see it in both rain and sun.

Dave and Anke will continue care taking there until just before the lodge’s summer season in May. You can see more of the lodge at the Baranof Wilderness Lodge official Website.

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