We experienced the lowest tides of the year this weekend, a minus 6 foot tide. Captain Jeff Cundiff of Good Time Charters guided a steamer clam adventure across the Bay. Steamer clams, butter clams, and other delicious bivalves were collected. I enjoyed seeing the water drain out of the cove. The tides up in Alaska are pretty amazing. We ate some clams and talked about king salmon as we waited for the tides to sweep back in and take us home.
A walk in the woods this week yielded these gifts. The moose shed is a bit damaged from too many years in the weather. The morels have already been eaten. The picking was tough. There will be so many more next week. The rain keeps coming. That's what we need. Salmon are still hard to come by.
Halibut fishing is showing some life. There's talk of salmon already in the streams. Morels are nearly popping. Let's hope at least some of these things pan out. My writing is slow going. So far I have only written one sentence: "She was a yurt of a woman."
I'm fixing up my condo in Homer, AK this summer. The salmon aren't in the rivers yet. But the eagles, ravens and cranes are. Every day begins with a dog walk on the beach. The morels should be popping soon.