Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Much Needed Respite

I've been awake since 5 a.m., partly due to the eagle out on the beach chattering away at some early morning find, and partly from a chronically overactive mind.

We're down in Homer, a favorite spot to annually recharge the family batteries. A group of family and friends have gathered at the Homer Seaside Cottages to continue celebrating Yukon's 50th birthday.

Arriving from Anchorage yesterday, we were happy to see the sun as we drove south along the Sterling Highway, and, this morning, it looks about as perfect as Alaska can get for mid-June. The photos above are from our late-night stroll along the beach at around 9:15, and you can see Bear is sufficiently enjoying himself.

It's been a crazy week in the AK Hacienda; Wolf continues to backslide and as a result I've had to cancel some presentations and projects and schedule an impromptu visit to Salt Lake. Since we arrive home on Sunday and leave again July 14 for our mega-ferry trip around southeast Alaska, I'm understandably a little frazzled to add one more trip to the agenda.

But more on that later.

For now, I'm drinking coffee and taking this moment for what it is; simple, quiet, and utterly refreshing for mind and soul. I'll deal with the other crap later.



dorothy said...

Layover in MN..I will meet you in the bar!

Natalie said...

Absolutely beautiful. So good for the soul. Do enjoy. Hopefully the eagles will let you sleep.

Marge said...

Oh, you're in Homer! Please stand on the Spit and holler over to Seldovia to my Christopher! Tell him his mama loves him and NEEDS some halibut!

Glad you got a little respite. So sorry that Wolf continues to struggle.
Hope things can be turned around soon.

AKBrady said...

Hi Marge! I did better than that; we took the water taxi on over to Seldovia and found even more tranquilty on the Otterbahn trail and beach. Ahhhhh. :) We, too, were in pursuit of our halibut!