Well, now that Ive gotten some pix on the ol' photobucket, heres my few days ago adventure that was just another one of those trips....
The wife left me a couple weeks ago to my devices, as she needed to get the kids back in school and thats alota prep work after a short summer of camping about. The kids held their own, and gladly took to picking berrys, fishing and hunting in our absents, and our oldest son did well as Master and Commander, over 6 siblings as well as his family.(Thank God they grow up!)
Anyhoo, its been since July 10th that Ive be home proper and Ijust cant seem to get back, as more meats, skins, Ivory and such keep me here, My favorite Summer grounds along the Kotzebue sound. Summers over quick, and Fall hunting on Kobuk River has me inna hurry to preserve all I can and scoot soon.
I do, however, take time for fun, on occassion......Ok, even the misery, its ALL fun
Hunting history is a pastime, and Ive been on the trail of those who sought to meet sir John Franklin and his party that were to rondevou with Captain Beechy in the HMS Blossom at Chamisso Island , here in Kotzebue Sound, and be taken home from there, in 1826.
I left with a weather report stating that we were to have three days of relitive calm, and took food/water for 4.....but left my water.....STUPID.
Before arriving at Chammiso proper, I visited Puffin Island, where a message was painted AND inscribed with instructions and messages.
I found no message (It was painted on) "BUT" I did find the Brittish "Broadhead" Proof mark, neatly (Like a tombstone) inscribed on the NW facing cliffs.
Hard to see, and I shoulda took more pix, but its there.