Norway's King Harald V was in Homer last week. The town was all agog for its first visit ever by royalty. The King arrived at the harbor's boat launch ramp to take a tour boat across the bay for lunch. In the photo he's making his way to shake the hand of 102-year-old Margit Andersson, who you can see in the lower right. I went down to shoot a couple of photos and ran into former colleagues from Anchorage who had flown down for the day with the king. Shooting photos again in a paparazzi group was a strange feeling...
Our neighbor's brother Dan and niece Jayden were in town last week and I took them fishing. It was really the first fishing of the season for me with Dan and Jayden acting as guinea pigs. It was Jayden's first time in Alaska and she got to see what the "bounty of the sea" was all about. She's holding a 19 lb. king salmon in her right hand. Not bad for a first-timer...
Greetings from Homer, Alaska!
Why am I calling my new blog "skookum"? It's a Pacific Northwest Indian word for brave, well-built and reliable. It's the name of my boat and a word that I've always been partial to. Skookum Blog is a look at life in Alaska, focusing on Kachemak Bay, the beautiful body of water in Homer, Alaska where Ruth and I live.
It's a chance for me to talk about what's going on in our little "Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea", our daily lives, and those meaningful things that happen out of the blue. I hope you enjoy.