Ski to the Sea


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March 1st 2009
Published: March 2nd 2009
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This morning I put on my dry suit to go skiing. My kayak buddy wrote on his Facebook status line last night that he was digging his kayak out of the snow. This morning we had to use hot water to liberate the pump, bungeed to the kayak and held fast to the frozen ground. But the ocean was flat calm. We kayaked over to Pleasant Island and skied 5 blue sky sunny hours through the open muskeg to the base of the Knob, and back.

Yesterday I skied north along stream meadows and connecting woods. As I popped out from some trees into a little meadow, 7 swans took off from the meandering stream. No decent photos though, the good camera was in the backpack - skiing and my skill level are still reconciling themselves. The little camera capture the swan foot prints by the stream.

Last week we skied to the sea through the Crane Flats. Yet another blue sky weekend. Folks here are saying we have had more clear days in the last two weeks than we had all last year - despite a couple big snow falls.


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2nd March 2009

Your photos and blog reminds us of what a cool place we live in!
2nd March 2009

Hey Bill--is it time to plan an April trip to Adams?
28th August 2009

any upcoming travel plans?
Hey Bill- Long time, eh? Just checking in, seeing if you're planning to head down south again this winter? I've got the travel bug again and have to live vicariously through others (our blog has been in hibernate). I'm thinking about how to get back to Argentina for some sun (I know, a bit early to be talking about sun. Can't help it. I got so much last winter, I'm in withdrawal). Although I would gladly settle for Mexico or Hawaii this year. Looking forward to more blog updates of your travels and hope all is well in SE!
7th January 2011
Ski tracks in the snow

Great picture!

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