Lessons learned for the day:
1. When crossing the runway (which is the closest thing to a street here), look left, right, and up. And double check, just to be safe.
2. Duck eggs are delicious. Bigger yolks, smaller whites, and a wonderful breakfast.
3. Bug spray. Use it, love it.
4. The first 2 weeks of September are sacred to Alaskans. Apparently, all men disappear from society, and go hunt for moose. And I’m excited to try some moose later this week…!
5. Anything that Coloradans like, even the most badass of activities, the Alaskans like more. And are better at, and make everyone else look like a bunch of little girls. My new friend Anna, for example, is hiking something like 40-50 miles this weekend. Boom.
6. This place is a boys paradise. Refer to #5 for any additional explanation.
7. I’m the only one getting excited about the airplanes. Ain’t no thing.
8. People don’t worry about their children so much here, disappearing or getting hurt. They just let them run around and be children. It’s wonderful, and completely unfamiliar.
9. Even the most amazing adventure I have, and the best photos I take, pale in comparison to the locals. These guys are amazing. Go look at the massive number of bears that Glen takes photos of. And the places he takes tourists, and his little planes. Amazing.
Here’s some of my favorite shots of the day, just from around the village. I’m thinking I won’t post the bulk of my work on here, from the camp, just because I want to keep all those until my project is finished. But there’s plenty else to see:
Doesn’t this make you wish you were 10 again, and could go to summer camp?
The “road” to the Wardell’s house.
I feel like a 5 year old boy whenever I see an airplane. Which is about every 45 minutes around here. I’m a bit embarrassed to admit how many airplane photos I have taken already…
Hiking to the Falls:
This is just a nice overlook of Lake Clark from the hike.
Oh look! A float plane!
See you tomorrow! Thanks for all the encouragements in the bear sighting department. I’m still holding out and hoping.