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    Default A season out on the Sound

    I was just going through some photos of our last boating season. With Whittier receiving over 40 feet of the white stuff last winter, it made for a late, cold spring. The espar didn't get much of a break until late June. We hit the water early in May. Lots of snow and cold nights, but those tasty little bugs were still there.

    Several feet of snow down to the beach.



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    We met up with this character over Memorial Day weekend and ended up rafting up with he and his family on more than one occasion. Did I mention that it was a cold spring? I am not sure how we managed without an espar.







    We also spent a weekend or two rafted up with these forum members.





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    I purchased a couple of kayaks off craigslist last winter. The kids sure have enjoyed exploring the coves while we are at anchor. I am impressed how stable they are. I was certain one of us would go for a swim getting in or out. I can even fit my lanky frame in these 10 footers, although I don't have any photographic evidence. We spend more time hanging out on the hook than anything these days.







    We burn a lot less fuel in "motor floater" than the big boat. It's all about the kids, right?



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    I love it out there. Wish the boat had a bottomless fuel tank.

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    My daughter gets a little unnerved when I deploy the RHIB. So I had her and mom jump in the kayaks to photograph the crane in action. I don't really notice it while I am up top, but she does list a bit to starboard.







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    My crew:





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    She will sit here for hours watching the flotsam.

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    We tend to "boater home" more than fish. Although, our kids are getting to the age where they have the patience to jig for a couple of hours at a time, they still prefer paddling around and our shore parties. What a playground!



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    We do fish and tend to have a halibut line down while we are hanging on the hook. One decent fishing trip and our freezer has enough fish to last us a winter. I have heard about the oysters from Perry Island, but had not experienced them until this year. Troy and Melissa are doing a great job cleaning up the place. Man, we were missing out!













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    Boys being boys:







    And bigger boys being boys:



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    Man, I love our backyard!









    Five more months and we get to do it all over again.
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    Ahhhh summer in PWS.....Thanks for sharing.....great looking family and boat.
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    Beautiful pictures for sure. Thanks for posting and hope to see you all out there again next summer.
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    Great pics Pete! It was a good time rafting up with you and your friends. Need to do it again next summer. Love looking at the boat/scenery pictures, but the family pics are whats really special. Great memories being made there. Thanks for the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    I love it out there. Wish the boat had a bottomless fuel tank.
    I would be happy with $2 gas. It really hurts when it passes $5 at the fuel dock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    Ahhhh summer in PWS.....Thanks for sharing.....great looking family and boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbentler View Post
    Beautiful pictures for sure. Thanks for posting and hope to see you all out there again next summer.
    I was digging through my photos and didn't have any from the trip we met you guys out there. Could have had something to do with all the rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundfisher View Post
    Great pics Pete! It was a good time rafting up with you and your friends. Need to do it again next summer. Love looking at the boat/scenery pictures, but the family pics are whats really special. Great memories being made there. Thanks for the post.
    We had a great time as well. I still need to stop by the station with the kids one of these days.
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    Great pics, Pete...I really envy all the time you get out on the water. Will look for some pictures of our short but memorable raft-up for the 4th!

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    Thanks for the post....going through my photos/videos gets a little dull after the 30th or 40th view. Looks like you guys had a great summer and can only hope for less rain this time around.


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    MAN I need to move for sure.I have had my wife on the ropes for a few years but after seeing these I may have to make the final push.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    We met up with this character over Memorial Day weekend and ended up rafting up with he and his family on more than one occasion. Did I mention that it was a cold spring? I am not sure how we managed without an espar.
    Great Thread! Here are a few more of some beach time! Already looking forward to doing it again next summer!

    Enjoying a sad fire, just realized I didn't have any pictures with our additional comrades!



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    Loved all the pics and always enjoy reliving the beautiful AK summers. This pic really stood out to me. As a dad of three, two bring girls, this one really hits home. Making memories you will always cherish. Very cool pic!

    This one is worthy of framing.

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