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Sharing Alaska

By Tomass

6 years ago


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#1051 79 days ago
Quoted from Tomass:

This spring has had amazing weather so far. Much needed after a long winter. Hope you had a good time.

Wife n I always enjoy trips there. Was first time since covid though. Already planning trip to Juneau.

#1052 79 days ago
Quoted from mtn-:

Careful with the birch syrup, can get kidney stones from that.

just had surgery for these, one of the worst pains known to man.

#1053 76 days ago

Found some pinball themed watch faces. Kinda cool if you ask me.

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#1054 74 days ago

Those are cool. Where did you find them?

#1055 74 days ago
Quoted from ourdave76:

Those are cool. Where did you find them?

They are on Facer. I am new to the whole smart watch thing but it was in the wear app when I opened it. Then I searched "pinball". There were some other ones too like Elvira and Joker Poker.

#1057 71 days ago

That is cool! Thx for sharing Tomass...esp the pinbot

#1058 70 days ago

How are the bees coming along?

#1059 66 days ago
Quoted from mtn-:

How are the bees coming along?

So far so good. Was cold over the weekend so I couldn't get into them. Was finally able to though. You can see the queen marked in green on the close pic.

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#1060 65 days ago

Interesting and well done!

#1061 64 days ago

They are still building up comb which takes a lot of energy. Next year they will have a huge head start using existing comb from this year. If it stays nice out today I plan on getting into the hive again. I am mixing up the frames to coax them into building up the blank ones. I'll grab more pics if anything looks interesting.

#1062 63 days ago
Quoted from Tomass:

So far so good. Was cold over the weekend so I couldn't get into them. Was finally able to though. You can see the queen marked in green on the close pic.
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How is it that you are not bitten?

#1063 63 days ago
Quoted from newpinbin:

How is it that you are not bitten?

Stung .

#1064 60 days ago
Quoted from newpinbin:

How is it that you are not bitten?

They are very docile. As long as you don't squash one that is. If you do squash one they give off an attack pheromone and the others will try to sting you.

#1065 59 days ago

Correct Tomass. Very docile creatures will not attack unless you become a threat.

#1066 59 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Correct Tomass. Very docile creatures will not attack unless you become a threat.

Yeah. They don't want to sting and only use that to protect the hive. I'm sure most people know that when a honeybee stings it will die. Except for the queen that is. Also the male bees do not have stingers. Their only purpose is mating.
Also aggressiveness is genetic. There are Africanized hives that are super aggressive. It's recommended to kill a queen of an aggressive hive and put a new one with better genetics in her place.

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#1067 26 days ago

About 2 1/2 weeks till my halibut charter. I'll definitely grab some pics to share that week.

#1068 26 days ago

I love me some beer battered halibut in AK! Cheeks too! Man what an awesome fish. Hope you catch some nice ones!

#1069 26 days ago
Quoted from Tomass:

About 2 1/2 weeks till my halibut charter. I'll definitely grab some pics to share that week.

Really looking forward to those pics! Do you have any "upper weight limit" considering how long a halibut can actually live, regarding the amount of heavy metals and crap they can "absorb"?

#1070 26 days ago

In Norway your not allowed to take any Halibut above 100 kg or 2 meters, mostly due to the fact they both are very good for spawning new generations and also unfortunately the amount of crap they have accumulated.

#1071 26 days ago
Quoted from Tomass:

About 2 1/2 weeks till my halibut charter. I'll definitely grab some pics to share that week.

Where you going out of? By no means am I a fisherman but have a chap up in Juneau that goes out every year and the size of halibut he catches is unreal.

Said it before, halibut is like a "white steak".

enjoy the charter!

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#1072 12 days ago

Dang, sorry guys. I have been busy and missed all the posts.

Quoted from mtn-:

Really looking forward to those pics! Do you have any "upper weight limit" considering how long a halibut can actually live, regarding the amount of heavy metals and crap they can "absorb"?

The limit is 2 but only 1 can be over a certain length. No upper limit. Last year we had an 88# fish. Usually a charter will limit you out on halibut and rockfish as well as catching a bunch of cod or even lingcod.

Quoted from meSz:

Where you going out of? By no means am I a fisherman but have a chap up in Juneau that goes out every year and the size of halibut he catches is unreal.
Said it before, halibut is like a "white steak".
enjoy the charter!

We originally booked out of Valdez, but thr captain informed us that he would not be fishing this year in January. After that we couldn't find another available in our time frame from Valdez. We re-booked from Whittier, which is a lot closer to home at least.

After our charter I will probably fish the Kenai if things work out. Right now they are calling for rain so I am just hoping the seas are calm enough for our trip.

#1073 12 days ago

Had a bull moose visit the other day.

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#1074 12 days ago

My bees seem to be doing well. They were behind the curve since it's my first colony and all the foundation was bare. Next year they won't have to spend so much energy on building comb. These frames are heavy and loaded with honey. They are starting to cap that one frame. Once the honey is the correct percentage of moisture they cap it off.

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#1075 11 days ago

I’m here!!

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#1076 11 days ago
Quoted from JohnTTwo:

I’m here!!
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Thats awesome! I drove the Alcan twice and both times were absolutely amazing. One trip was in a school bus loaded with everything I could fit in it.

#1077 10 days ago
Quoted from Tomass:

Thats awesome! I drove the Alcan twice and both times were absolutely amazing. One trip was in a school bus loaded with everything I could fit in it.

If a person enjoys road trips there is nothing like it!!!

Now when I head home in August will that be trip 2 on the AlCan for me? We are heading to Seattle from here and I hope they can find a captain for ferry.

#1078 8 days ago

Man, we have been planning this charter for almost a year and it was canceled due to conditions. Captain called and said 6' seas I guess.

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#1079 8 days ago

Our first place we are staying is really cool though.

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#1080 8 days ago
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#1081 7 days ago

Beautiful place.

#1082 7 days ago

Our cabin for tonight. More rustic but cozy and secluded. Neat little wood stove here.

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#1083 7 days ago

Crusing my way up the West Coast right now, should be in Alaska late tomorrow... looking forward to enjoying all the beauty in person.

#1084 7 days ago
Quoted from Tomass:

Our cabin for tonight. More rustic but cozy and secluded. Neat little wood stove here

When do you expect the first snow to arrive?

#1085 6 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

When do you expect the first snow to arrive?

Sometime before Halloween.

#1086 6 days ago
Quoted from JohnTTwo:

I’m here!!
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Welcome to our land, my friend! I hope you get to see awe inspiring beauty while you're here! There's nothing like Denali on a pretty day.

Eric

#1087 6 days ago
Quoted from Tomass:

Sometime before Halloween.

Tom, why you gotta jinx it? November, man. November!

#1088 6 days ago
Quoted from EricInAlaska:

Tom, why you gotta jinx it? November, man. November!

Haha! No jinx, just never saw it come that late.

#1089 6 days ago

Just booked my trip to visit my daughter in Kenai, in September.

#1090 6 days ago
Quoted from Tomass:

Our cabin for tonight. More rustic but cozy and secluded. Neat little wood stove here.
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Any idea on when that stove was built? Looks old.

#1091 4 days ago
Quoted from newpinbin:

Any idea on when that stove was built? Looks old.

No clue. I loved it though. Made that cabin toasty in no time and the kids made smores inside when it was raining.

#1092 4 days ago
Quoted from ourdave76:

Just booked my trip to visit my daughter in Kenai, in September.

We are in Soldotna now which is just a couple miles from Kenai. Both together don't even add up to a city in the lower 48.

#1093 4 days ago

Cool. Maybe we can get together for some pinball!

#1094 4 days ago

How is the berry crop? Robust as usual? Gold mine

#1095 46 hours ago
Quoted from ourdave76:

Cool. Maybe we can get together for some pinball!

Sure thing!

Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

How is the berry crop? Robust as usual? Gold mine

Nothing ripe yet. Saw a couple salmon berries near whittier that were close. Couple weeks for raspberries and blueberries after that.

#1096 22 hours ago

Well my time off is almost over. Was great to get away from the day to day BS we all go through.

I noticed something unusual at a stop on our way to Soldotna and had to get a pic. Look closely and see if you notice anything out of the ordinary. I will put the reveal in the next post for those who want to see if they can find it.

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#1097 22 hours ago

The cell tower that is supposed to look like a tree?

#1098 22 hours ago

This is summit lake. It's on the main road that leads to destinations on the Kenai Peninsula. In the pic above, they disguised a cell tower to look like a tree. It was across the road from this pic. What a great idea to make it not stand out. It had branches and everything.

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#1099 22 hours ago
Quoted from amxfc3s:

The cell tower that is supposed to look like a tree?

Haha! Yeah.

#1100 22 hours ago

Pics of Cooper Landing from the Sterling Hiway. This is where Kenai lake feeds the Kenai river.

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