The Alaska Report

The Alaska Report

As some of you may have noticed, the blog stagnated last month. Although we do have our hands full here on the farm, it was more directly related to my working sojourn to the north seas of Alaska. In addition to my home-based GIS business, I don the captain hat when I...
Preparing For The Inside Passage

Preparing For The Inside Passage

  As Mark has found his groove in the boating realm again, I’ve also found myself back in the bowels of a boat.  My work, however, is not quite as romantic as his.  I have no stories of hand planing teak, no lore of milling the wood and applying the...

The Impending Jibe

As the summers of Alaska are so fast and fleeting, Mark and I find ourselves doing what the plants and animals do, striving to soak up every available sun-soaked moment.  At the same time, we also find ourselves thinking of the upcoming changing season and the...

Glaciers, Orcas and Otters Through the Lens

We’re starting to see the end of the summer fast approaching.  We’re planning for the next adventure and will post more soon.  In the meantime, here are some updated photos of our backyard here in Tutka Bay Lodge, Alaska. [juicebox...

The Importance of Virginity…In Old Growth Forests

One of our popular guided activities here at Tutka Bay Lodge is hiking our trail system out the backdoor.  The lodge owns 12 acres of property and leases an additional 20 acres on the adjacent peninsular headland from the State of Alaska. These 20 acres are untouched,...

A Better Bird Journal: eBird

Warning #1: If you are not interested in birds, you won’t be interested in this post. Warning #2: If you are not interested in birds, you’re missing out on some of the most beautiful and fascinating experiences that planet Earth has to offer. I write to...