Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hail! Rain! Sun!

Suskeegach - my new home in Alaska - has micro climates all over town. For example, I'll be walking down a hill and FLASH! it will start hailing. Then FLASH! it will turn to pelting rain. Then FLASH and it's sunny.

I guess I should have a raincoat with a hood, waterproof shoes/boots and maybe sunscreen???

Here's what some travel experts say about how to dress for Alaska weather: http://alaska.org/what-to-wear.jsp

However, mostly I just wear a hoodie. So sometimes I'm wet. WET.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I'm not talking King Henry or George here. I'm talking king salmon, also known as chinook. They are the prize salmon of Alaska. Kings are the largest salmon in the Pacific species. Usually the moms and dads weigh around 25 pounds. But some super-duper derby winners have been over 100 pounds. And it's also not too unusual to find a squirmy fifty pounder on the other end of your fishing rod.

Lots of salmon are caught, but only about 1% of them are royalty. Kings are easy to spot, once you wrangle them up on deck. They're greenish-blue on their back and silver on the side with little black dots along the top. They're usually about a yard long, but occasionally you might see a five footer.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Last Frontier - Here I Come!

Hey everyone! I'm moving to the Last Frontier! My author, Barbara Larmon Failing, is in the process of writing my story, and I can't wait for you to read it.

Stay tuned for more information about my new state of residence...