It has been a month since I have updated Alaskan Sea-Duction's blog. Lots going on, all at the same time. We have moved on to the boat, we gave back the rental house, sold the Sea Ray, getting new canvas on the boat and between all this e went on a 4 day cruise to Astoria. Yes Mom I am updating just for you because I love you so much and you can stop sending the dirty emails saying I am out of the will if I don't update! Well not quit, but I am my granddad's grandson, so I do exaggerate a little.
The cruise to Astoria was a lot of fun. Missed you Jeannie and Rusty! The weather was not the best but as they do in the PNW, we make the best of it. Going down to Astoria was interesting a there was a lot of wind. Kay and LJ spent time at the festival and as always she comes back with lots of wine and a nice boat decorations. David and Loraine joined us and we loved having them. Coming back to Longview we had almost every type of weather you could have, rain, wind, squalls, hail. Made it fun docking he boat at the dock with 30 mph winds at the stern, but Kay did a great job with the lines.
We have also taken pics of just hang'in at the dock. For those that don't know, Kay and I are living full time on the boat and loving every minute of it. The weather is improving and we are starting to wax the boat clean, plant flowers and lots of American Gold Finches! We are having the canvas replaced, so that with some hard elbow work should make the boat look nice, after all it is our home!We are looking forward to summer.
I just call this Kay's flower, as I have no idea what it is. I know it gets in my way when I sit down for dinner.
Entrance to Cathlamet harbor. You can see our friend Jerry and LJ coming out. Narrow and shallow.
Cathlamet WA bridge
The beautiful Midnight Sun
Heading to Astoria after the night in Cathlamet. Already windy
Stern shot up river. Nice wood! BBQ too
Kay like scenery pics
Nice pic, 3 mountain ridges
Come on Jerry! Kick the poneys
Nice little bay, maybe a nice little salmon stream.
Bird on piling
Nice pic of a buoy with mountain back drop
Bird on different buoy
Kay's rock on side of mountain
Old salmon cannery from the late 1800s
Pillar Rock again
Kay loves this house
Oh Oh, weather closing in...
Getting windy with good waves. This boat really pushes the waves off, but I did get the bow wet
Astoria is a hard harbor to get into when the wind is blowing, so I chickened out and had Jerry go in first to scope things out.
Our friends, USCG
You can take this old riverboat from Portland over night in Astoria and then back to Portland.
Pilot boat. They take out pilots to the big ships and guide them over the great Columbia Bar
Flaggs on the right and Kirpatrics on the left
The back of our canvas will look like this
A very nice GB (Grand Banks) owned by our friends Ken and Liz McAllister
The party boats
Astoria bridge as a back drop
Storm blowing up the Columbia where you couldn't hardly see the bridge
Isn't this a cool blow boat!
Lots or artic terns
Tug is catching everyone
Pillar rock again
Hurry up Midnight Sun Hurry!
Bird and Buoy
Nice pic of a valley with clouds
Figures. Just as we are getting home a storm is blowing in
I guess I better hurry
Wnawa saw and paper mill
Nice décor for the boat
Notice the part of the old bridge
Entrance to Fisher slough
Sunset from ASD
My attempt at the moon
some kind of varmint. Not a beaver
At sunset we get these cool cloud formations
This came out cool with the jet and moon
Our pain in the ass Sir Poops a lot!
Mother's day from Kay son Kody, Tasia and s. Kinnley
the yellow birds hiding place
getting new canvas, old one coming down
good weather also means lots of polishing, man this boat is big!
For mom when she visits
Get our boat name this week
My true love!
Man this is a big boat!
Enjoying the sunset with some scotch
This moon came out better
Good Night folks from the Alaskan Sea-Duction