Now that we're in a groove, work is just a minor nuisance in between adventures. Our boss was kind enough to let us take two kayaks that they aren't using for the season down to our campsite, so we can hit the water whenever we please. Our first two days off, we went out and played with some seals.
We have seen seals before...it was our favorite pastime to go down to the sea and look for faces, but it's a very cool experience to actually be in the water with them. We've been respectful...we haven't chased after any...but we have gotten sort of close to them. Yesterday, when we didn't have the camera with us, we saw a trio of them group fishing. They were swimming full speed right towards us for awhile. Then they went under and bobbed up on the other side of us, thrashing around and fighting with the seagulls for the fish. Fun to watch. But a bit scary too, I must admit. They could knock us over into the cold water any time they want, I would imagine.
This is another guy we've been hanging out with from the water...another reminder of Alaska. The nest is across from the campground, and we've been seeing the eagles since we've been here.
Nothing to report on the land/house search. We gave a lowball offer on the one we liked that would take total demolition, but it was, as we expected, turned down. Oh well. We'll keep looking, but it's taking a back burner right now. If we got something with a house on it, we'd have to stick around to make sure it didn't fall in in the winter, and neither of us want real jobs right now. We're still going to head up north to moose country to check out what life is like.
That's it for now...I'll leave you with a pic of sailor Phil:
Next stop...no concrete destination plans