Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Killer Whale Face

the face of the killer whale memorial pole, Kasaan Totem Park, Alaska

Kasaan Totem Park, Kasaan, Alaska...

Monday, July 27, 2009


vandalized top figure of a totem pole, Kasaan, Alaska

The ugly face of vandalism shows itself at Kasaan Totem Park, Kasaan, Alaska.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Unity Pole

the Unity Pole on a nice day, Kasaan, Alaska

Not to bore you but here's another look at the Unity Pole in Kasaan, Alaska. With the return of nice weather, you can see the change in color from when the pole got wet.

Anyway, "unity" is an underrated concept.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Drake Jumps

a boy jumps to shore at low tide, Kasaan, Alaska

I caught a cousin, Drake (5 years old), in mid jump during the lowest low tide of the year (-4.4 feet, tied with one of the same in June). The distance from dock to beach measured a little over 3 feet at Kasaan, Alaska.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Flyin' Outta Karta

stern of a small boat with outboard leaving Karta River, Alaska

In Southeast Alaska, we have lots of islands and no roads between them. Gee, that would involve "bridges to nowhere", right?

Here we leave the mouth of the Karta River at high speed, en route to our next destination, aboard a 22 foot Boston Whaler®. You can see the outboard motor's power with your own eyes. Trust me, it goes even faster than it looks.