P.A.E.: pictures of bears

September 11, 2010

I am usually too busy holding a gun to take any pictures on my tours, so here are some shots that my clients have sent to me.

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The good news is that I only have to commute once a year to my new job, the bad news is that it takes  eighty four hours one way.  I am not a huge fan of flying (especially with a firearm) so I took the ferry up.  You can literally walk on the ferry with a tactical shotgun and 60 rounds of ammo and no one will bat an eye.  I got to see a whole bunch of the inside passage that I missed last time due to a unexpected delay in Ketchikan (I’m looking at you dad).

It only rained 8 or 9 times a day with highs around 60, so for S.E. Alaska it was kinda a heatwave.

There is nothing like being trapped on a boat for 3 days to make you get to know people you might not get to talk to other wise.  There was the guy who was going to be a bike cop in Skagway and the woman who was starting a job in Juneau with sled dog tours, but the person that was the most interesting was the guy who was trying to capture the Jeffery Lebowski of Alaska look. I had 6 hour conversations with him about everything from organic vegetables and commuting between Arizona and Alaska twice a year to the socioeconomic problems in Indonesia.  I’m really sorry I don’t have pictures of these people I met but we hadn’t reached the all important “can I take a picture of you for my blog” stage of our friendship yet.

and in other news it appears that the age-old debate orangutans or ewoks has finally been settled.

I am gone for the summer to seek my fortune in the wilds of Alaska guiding tourist types while they cavort with brown bears.  Hopefully Erica will be able to keep the weblogatron updated regularly and I will try and do as many posts as I can on the hand cranked computer and smoke signal internet.