Fair Weather

By , August 1, 2014

We enjoyed a dramatic display of morning mist on the Coast Range across Lynn Canal from us recently. It appears to be the wet weather’s farewell for the time being, as by that evening, skies had mostly cleared. Fair weather is forecast for the annual Southeast Alaska State Fair which began yesterday and runs through the coming weekend. We’ll be sure to slather on the sunscreen before we hike out to attend.

Morning mountain mist (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Morning mountain mist (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Aly entered two photos in the Fair this year. She submitted some nature shots she took in Ireland earlier this year. I’d thought about entering some of my photos, and maybe some of our homemade wine, but getting Aly’s submissions in on time proved deadline enough for all of us. Maybe next year?

2 Responses to “Fair Weather”

  1. Linn Hartman says:

    The pictures you put on are always great – Pretty place you live – if you get a chance check out my wife’s (norma) FB page to see our flowers and the wolf pup that has decided to be buddies with our little dog.
    You have talked about bears in several post – what is the chances of a bear deciding to cross the bay that you traverse when the tide is out at the same time you are in mid stream – and I read several accounts of folks in small boats in your area – if they get caught in low tide do they ever get a visit from a bear – just one of those thoughts that pass through your mind from time to time
    have a good day

  2. Mark Zeiger says:

    Hi Linn,

    We have only encountered a bear on the bay once. It wandered down the far beach about the time we wanted to cross from the road and go home. We could easily have crossed; the bear likely would have ignored us, and surely would have passed our trailhead before we reached that beach. We were with neighbors, who tend to be a bit nervous, and they begged us not to “risk it.”

    My brother and his wife dry out their flat bottom sailboat on a lot of tides. They build their boats strong enough to take a big bear on the deck for this reason, but they’ve only had a bear climb up on the boat once or twice.

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