Thursday, August 11, 2005

Home From Juneau

Home away from home
(click on pictures for enlarged view)

We spent 10 days staying in this wonderful cozy A frame house which is attached to the main house, on the left, by a covered breezeway.

Each day we made our own breakfast and lunch, but enjoyed evening meals with our friends Charlotte and Steve over in the main house.

One that did not get away

The weather for the first couple of days was a little wet, but that did not stop us from going fishing, What's a little rain? "liquid sunshine," right? When we came home our wet clothes went into the clothes dryer to be dried for the next days fishing.

The Chum salmon you see was a good size, around 15 lbs. It had, like all the salmon at spawning time, an ugly snout full of very sharp teeth. This salmon was released back into the water so he could finish the life cycle by spawning and creating the next generation.

Mr completely and I caught many salmon, which were all released as we were in Juneau a little later in the season than usual, so the fish were really past their best condition and not really worth bringing home to eat.

False Outer Point with Mendenhall glacier in back ground

Two days before we were to come home, we took a drive up to the old gold mine and explored the area.

On the way back, we decided to drive on past the house to False Outer Point to take some pictures. I took a picture or two, then we sat on the grass to enjoy the view, listen to the waves on the rocks below and the water cascading down the rocky bluff across the road behind us.

After a while we decided to head back to the house, so jumped into our "vanmobile" (Plymouth Voyager) turned the key, NOTHING HAPPENED!

After looking under the bonnet ( hood in American) and finding nothing obvious wrong,( but we thought the fuel pump had quit,) there was no choice but to walk back to the boat launch to find help.

Of all days to have to walk several miles , it was HOT ! up in the 80's. Anyhow, we did manage to get a ride back to the house from the boat launch.

The voyager was repaired the next day, it was the fuel pump.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenn...I enjoyed your news and the pictures are wonderful. I am glad you had such a great time!!! gail