But, if you area a couch potato, you too might ask,
"Why would anyone want to be live so far away from the comforts of life?"
A very sad moment, indeed.
It's the kayaks being stored in the house's crawl space, during the first week of August.
No, it's not because the weather is bad. It has been the sunniest we have seen Kodiak.
And September is just around the corner, darned!
That's when the luminescent algae bloom in the bays.
Every stroke of the paddle gives a light show as you travel down away form the city lights at night.
No, not for us this year.
And, as you might have noticed, not many "action" pictures this Summer.
That's because yours truly got a little too brave and tried to see just how steep the canyon of the Snake River was at Yellowstone. A slip on those darned dry pebbles and down I went.
The camera did well, but not the shoulder.
That has meant lots of limitation in physical activity.
And, soon it'll be time to go "under the knife".
So, for 6 weeks or so, we'll be out of all activity.
Maybe we'll put up a few pictures form the past; but no new hikes for a while.
The time has come to say, "Adios" for now.
So, our advise to you has changed a little:
Still, we say, ....
"Get out and do something....
...............but watch where you place your feet!"
Hasta la vista, explorers!
And when you drive back for 5 and ride the boat for 12 more hours....
Yukon has 186,000 miles, with only 34,000 people.
And 24,000 or more of those live in its capital city of Whitehorse.
Compare that to British Columbia:
346,000 square miles with 4.5 million people supporting those roads.
So as we approach Teslin, Yukon (population: 123) we lose the smoothness.....
Well, here is a new sheep for you animal lovers.
Bet you thought it was a mountain goat, didn't you?
No. It is its own species of sheep. It is the Stone's sheep we saw on our trip up the AlCan.
But what about those short horns? The locals warned me that those close to the road were young and had short horns; many confuse them with some sort of mountain goat.
So, what's the difference? Goats tail point up, sheep's are always down. Goats have beards, sheep do not. And their fur? Goats are hair-like, sheep are supposed to have soft fluffy wool . That doesn't seem to quite fit these guys.
But, check out our pics and you'll see that Stone sheep's look like grey hair in the summer and fluffy wool in the winter. Here are 2 of the 4 we saw. One, still moulting, looks woolly and brown. The other has its summer short grey hair.
Still, if you are so inclined, this is what you'd be looking for:
something grey against the rocks.