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Monday, August 11, 2008

Jakolof Bay Part 1...

We went on our last overnight family boating trip of the year. Sometimes I question my own sanity when it comes to bringing the family out on the boat. I have 3 hyperactive children (they get it from their mother) who don't handle confined quarters too well. Preparing for the trip is a daunting task in and of itself. It seems like I focus more on the mechanical stuff while Angela will take care of the accommodations (food, clothes, bedding and creature comforts). It seems like we drive each other nuts. In my head I think "Dude, if the boat doesn't run we aren't going on a trip... Dude, if we don't have a crab pot and fishing poles how will we kill critters...Dude, if the truck doesn't work the boat won't leave our driveway." Sorry for all the dudes, but that's how I think. I can imagine Angela thoughts....Well I don't have to imagine she just says it "Erik, what are you doing, don't you think its important that we have food and clothes... Erik, what are we going to sleep in... why aren't you supporting me...why don't you do something?" My general response is, as you can imagine is "DUDE..."

So, why do we go on these trips? I think you can see by the pictures, it was a beautiful night on Kachemak Bay. We got out a bit late as you can see by the setting sun. My parents are out of town and we have my little brother Matt with us. We set a crab pot the first night with hopeful anticipation that it would render a healthy catch. Visions of deadliest catch dancing through my minds eye (minus the freezing cold weather and nasty seas).

The kids are in heaven when the boat is running. You can see their happy faces and they forget the 2 hour ride in the truck they just suffered through. Angela can't help but smile also because, for a little while, it's all worth it. The last picture is a pano of the dock that we stay at in Jakolof Bay, quite possibly one of the prettiest places on earth. Tune in tommorow night for Part 2 of the story.

P.S. A few people have asked if we own a boat, the answer is yes. Its a 1994 24 ft Bayliner Classic. That's right its a classic...
Next posts are as follows Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

7 comments:

7 of us said...

We need to know...did you get any crab and when are we coming to dinner??:) Looking forward to part 2...

Smedley Family said...

im glad you guys got to go out again as a fam! im totally jealous. the water didn't look so bumpy . . . owen looks like he liked it! hope you got to enjoy the kids instead of wanting to kill them. way cool you guys . . . just way cool!

Dana said...

Yeah I want to know too. Did you catch any crab? And I suppose no one gets sea sick out there huh?

Alaska Massey said...

You will just have to wait and see about the crab. ~Erik

The Dorman Family said...

I agree, it is the most gorgeous place on earth. I will miss that the most, I love it over there. Its funny to be in on your thoughts, just to know that we are not alone.

The Phipps said...

Beautiful pictures! Congrats on the HUGE catch Angela. I'm so glad that my kids aren't the only ones that turn the other way when they see the camera come out. Looks like fun up there!

josh said...

dude, these pics are so sweet, i need to get a better camera..... Iceland tomorrow