Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fishing in Alaska - don't be the bait

The photo was taken at the entrance to Katlian Bay at the end of the road in Sitka , Alaska ... The whale is coming up to scoop up a mouthful of herring......... (the small fish seen at the surface around the kayak). The kayaker is a local Sitka Dentist. He apparently didn't sustain any injuries from the terrifying experience. The whale was just around the corner from the ferry terminal , and all the kayaker could think at that moment in time was: "Paddle Man - really fast!"

The whale's mouth is fully open with the bottom half under the boat. If the whale had closed his mouth before he furiously paddled away - He might have been LUNCH!!! Look at the picture again - He is in the whale’s mouth!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday humor

The manager of a large office asked a new employee to come into his office. "What is your name?" was the first thing the manager asked. "John," the new guy replied. The manager scowled. "Look, I don't know what kind of a namby-pamby place you worked at before, but I don't call anyone by their first name! It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority," he said. "I refer to my employees by their last name only - Smith, Jones, Baker - that's all. Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?" The new guy sighed and said, "Darling. My name is John Darling." The manager said, "Okay, John, the next thing I want to tell you..."

Monday, March 19, 2012

There is still a lot of snow out there.

Looking across the Langley marina at the snow covered Cascades.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Pro ears ReVo

I am a petite woman who had been using Pro Ears Dimension Plus hearing protectors, but found they Were too large for my small head.
I now use Pro Ears ReVo, which is a custom built electronic version of the passive model, intended for youth, women, or those with a smaller head size.
I chose the design, Blue Cosmic, which I felt is more in keeping with my age, but there are
many other cool designs and colors to choose from.
The ReVo custom model fit snug over my ears, has an easily adjustable head band, and the
electronics are outstanding.
The electronics enable me to listen to a conversation away from the shooting line, then when I am on the line ready to shoot, they allow me to hear the range officer’s commands clearly and very effectively muffle the gunshots.
I highly recommend the ReVo with electronics for women who have a small head size, who are serious shooters concerned about protecting their hearing.

Wednesday humor

Wikipedia - I know everything
Facebook - I know everybody
Google - I know every site
Electricity - without me you all are nothing

Sunday, March 04, 2012

A break from all the nonsense is just what the "doctor ordered"

Mr C had plans to drive to Moxee which is just a short drive the other side of Yakima, for a pistol match, leaving Friday sometime. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go play outdoors in this cold weather, but decided it would do me good to get away from here for a while. I was a little, ummm! lets not kidd ourselves here, I was a lot depressed about how much the repairs on my car are going to be, so getting out to the range and taking some of my aggression out on steel plates would be a good thing.

We left Whidbey island around 2pm and headed up over Snoqualmie pass, and even though the roads were clear of snow, they were wet and in some places slushy. It wasn't a fun drive having to deal with all the spray kicked up by the semi-trucks and other vehicles ahead of us.

About here on our drive, I looked across at Mr C and asked, " are we nuts, or what" he replied "it is going to get worse"
" oh! goody" I said, and lapsed back into my tense silence.

We finally left the pass behind us and started our decent towards Yakima and the truck stop where we always stop for the night. We both were tucked nice and warm in our bed by around 6:30pm and had a fairly good night's rest.

We could park our little RV inside one of the semi-trucks and there would still be plenty of room left over. *chuckle* I woke up a couple of times during the night and could barely hear a semi-truck pull into park alongside of us. They idle very quietly in, then all you hear is the whoosh of air brakes, then silence.

Next morning the blue sky was a welcome sight, and we pulled out shortly before 8am to drive about half an hour to the range.

Even though the day was sunny at times, the wind was very cool and we were wrapped up warm against the cold gusts. It was a fun match of five stages of steel challenge, and I shot fairly well considering this was only the second match I had competed in since last September. I finished 5th out of 13 in rimfire optics Not too bad Eh?