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February 4 and 5, 2013: Yakutat, Alaska - King Salmon Fishing and Sightseeing

February 4 and 5, 2013: 

After my Mother's 80th Birthday Family Reunion Celebration, 
my husband and brothers Dan and Larry 
went king salmon fishing the following Monday, 
and then my husband and brother Larry the next day 
on half of Tuesday 
in Yakutat, Alaska 
before our flight back to Juneau that same evening.

My husband captured the following photographs
of their fishing trips...

Pod of sea lions offshore barking like crazy!
We were told by a local (Skip) 

that these are not the typical species
found in Yakutat (as those do not bark),
but these instead migrated from California...


They were actually quite aggressive...




Brother Dan
waiting for the BIG king salmon to bite...





And, it did!!

Husband Max and brother Larry
were also lucky the next day fishing...nice king!!

The largest
weighed in at a whoppin' 36 lbs...


Mount Saint Elias
Mountain Range...


Nice king salmon,
looks like a white one...

Cruzin' through 
Canoe Pass...

Max and Larry's
catch of the day...


Lil' Miss Chelsey licked one of the king salmon
so Max said she was worthy
of posing in a photograph as well ~ LOL!
I stayed behind while the guys were out fishing,
and captured this photograph of
Mount Saint Elias
mid-day through my Mother's living room window
(using a zoom lens, of course)...

After the guys returned on Tuesday from fishing,
Max and I went sightseeing prior to plane time
out to Cannon Beach
and came across numerous bald eagles
along the way before reaching Tawa Bridge...





Sunshine peaking through the evergreen trees
with ice fog hovering above the roadway...





There were coho present in the roadside creek,
which these eagles must have been fishing for,
as they're fanning their wings out to dry...

This eagle appears to be a mature juvenile
by the dark marking still on its crown...

A juvenile...





I absolutely fell in love
with this character,
he definitely had a
picturesque attitude to behold...










This was another bald eagle
perched on a nearby snow bank
that appeared to like
his photograph taken ~ lucky me...








Silly husband 
likes to take photographs of me 
capturing photographs...

Mount Saint Elias,
as viewed from Tawa Bridge...






Told ya so...haha

Husband Max captured a few
stunning photographs as well...




I capture this incredible shot
of an area just before reaching Cannon Beach
(near the 1st cannon)...

Max taking in the breathtaking
and powerful beauty
Cannon Beach has to offer
before heading down to the shoreline...

Beach road to
White Alice Site...

Beach road to
Lost River...

Cannon Beach
in all its incredible glory...


























One of the shelters
above Cannon Beach,
notice the ice fog above the snow top 

in the background...

We happened upon 
additional bald eagles
when returning to town...





We quickly stopped by to visit with brother
Master Carver - Fred Bemis - at his shop,
although he wasn't home so we took it upon ourselves to
check out his latest carving project in progress...

Lo and behold,
an amazing canoe...


Cedar logs
stored for carving...

His new green dome...

We drove though the village
on our way to the 

Yakutat Boat Harbor...


Of course, 
Max had to take a walk down to the harbor,
just because...

A couple locals
clam digging...

Once again, 
we returned through the village
to head to my Mother's house, and then to the airport
while the sun was beginning to set...




Each and every place I have resided in
has its own beauty,
but my hometown of Yakutat
will always have a special place in my heart
as well as my husband Max's...






1 comment:

  1. Some peoples slide shows are better then the rest. Yours takes the prize. Thank you for sharing.

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