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    Default What a great September! (pic heavy)

    We were able to enjoy three weekends out on Prince William Sound this past September. It seemed like we would head out of port Saturday morning in the rain and some sloppy seas with the hopes of a nice Sunday. I don't think I have wet a line since August. There is more to life than fishing right?

    We spent each Saturday playing games and watching movies in the cabin while the espar did its thing. We would hit the rack listening to the rain come down and awake to blue bird Sundays. Hard to beat!

    Harvesting some salmon berries:



    Cooling off under a little waterfall:



    My two little people taking a break on one of nature's chairs:



    I bet we ate more berries than we brought out. The weekend's bounty:

    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    I have been playing around with our camera's panoramic feature. I think I like it.









    We joked about bringing a bucket of balls and a couple of clubs. The grass was short enough that we could have had a three or four hole course.
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    The kids doing what kids do. Can you spot the little dude? I don't think my old knees could take this anymore.



    This tupperware boat sure makes Patience look good!

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    Rafted up with another alloy. It is a 24 foot wooldridge.



    Another panoramic:



    It was a brisk 40º in the morning. It doesn't seem to faze the little mini me.



    I never get tired of the views:



    Not many berries made it back to the boat on this trip.

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    My son's friend has a propensity to jump in various bodies of waters. They had his birthday out on the sound in early May and the water temperature was in the low 40s. Today, September 25, the surface temp was a balmy 45. He wanted to jump in, but his mom wasn't that keen on the whole idea. We assured her that the espar would be cranked and we would deal with getting him dried off.

    He took the plunge:



    I told him that I would do it IF his mother would do it. No way would she step up and take the challenge, right? Women are so much more level headed than us "y" chromosome carrying guys. Wrong! She called my bluff and went in.


    CRAP! This means that I have to go in. I am of the mind set that you had best go big or go home, if you start talking smack. It was not nearly as cold as I imagined 45 water to be. (I think my nads dropped back down about mid week.)



    The other dad couldn't be left out so he upped the degree of difficulty with a front flip.



    This left just my son and the three year old. The three old was the only one with any sense this weekend.



    What a playground we have.
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    Simply awesome ! PWS, is there any place on earth more spectacular ? Not in my mind. Sharing it with family...priceless.

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    Great photos!! Making memories for a long winter to come.

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    Just awesome, Pete! You are quite the family man!

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    That's the way! Keep up the good work!
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    What a great summer indeed! You made me wish for my kids to be young again... well, maybe there will be grandchildren someday soon... Nothing wrong with wishing and hoping!

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    Thanks for the nice comments, guys. PWS is one hell of a playground!


    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Strahan View Post
    What a great summer indeed! You made me wish for my kids to be young again... well, maybe there will be grandchildren someday soon... Nothing wrong with wishing and hoping!

    -Mike
    Those were just September's trips, Mike. We were fortunate enough to spend close to fifty days out there this season.
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    you are a lucky man.

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    Talk about one great month on PWS! Its good seeing you and your family out there enjoying your tub and the sound. Still not sure I would be jumping in that water!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    We were fortunate enough to spend close to fifty days out there this season.
    That's awesome, Pete! We hope to join you next year with our boat for some floater-home time on the water.

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    Simply AWESOME! I love the pics of jumping in the cold water, brrrrrrr. WOW what fun and the memories are forever. I love that series of panoramic photos, very very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    Dan, you gotta update your avatar with the new boat.
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    "Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time."

    Great new signoff, Pete, much better than the hearse one! Wow, gotta get on that panorama bandwagon, amazing pics....now about that cold water (about 1 1/4" cold for me)...great you all had lifejackets on since I'll bet none of you could breathe!!

    Thanks for posting all this, one of these days we'll meet on the water...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Ron View Post
    "Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time."

    Great new signoff, Pete, much better than the hearse one! Wow, gotta get on that panorama bandwagon, amazing pics....now about that cold water (about 1 1/4" cold for me)...great you all had lifejackets on since I'll bet none of you could breathe!!

    Thanks for posting all this, one of these days we'll meet on the water...
    I think I would wear a PFD even when the water is pushing 60. It really wasn't nearly as cold as I expected. Our paths will cross...eventually.
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    Here are some pictures I received from customers Guy and Elsie taken late this summer on their way from Seattle to Skagway...............................
    In the back round is the bridge between Juneau and Douglas Island

    Pic of Icy Straights area

    Shearwater BC

    Dinner

    and a cocktail...........

    Enroute through Prince of Wales

    A fly caught salmon

    A serene setting


    Hello Glen and Grant:
    Hope everything’s well:
    We had a great trip cruising the B.C. and AK coast to Skagway and eventually into Atlin Lake.
    The trailer was waiting for us in Skagway when we arrived and the boat was on it and out of the water one hour later. The road trip to Atlin B.C. only took 4.5 hrs.
    We spent 15 days total travelling, fishing and exploring. The first 2 days of the travel was nice and sunny.
    We entered Ak in rain and fog and we did not see the sun until we were on the road to Atlin.
    The furnace and oil stove/heater was appreciated to keep the dampness out of the boat
    Included are some pictures of our cruise. We highly recommend it!!!!.

    Guy & Elsie
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    Received some more pictures from the September trip that ended in October.


    Here is Guy with a lake trout from Atlin Lake


    Elsie with a lake trout from Atlin Lake



    Elsie with a big lake trout!


    Calm days at Atlin Lake.

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