Want to see some incredible July 4 fireworks photos—head on over to Riveted—taken from their boat in the harbor at Sitka, Alaska. We have so enjoyed motoring along with this couple as they travel in their own boat along the southeast coast of Alaska.
Max and Dave moved to our little valley about six years ago to help out on the ranch belonging to Max’s aunt and uncle, Beth and Ed. Beth is the daughter of one of the first folks to homestead in our valley. Max and Dave have been wanting to take a little ATV ride and yesterday was the day. We couldn’t have picked a better day!
Temps were cool, the sun was shining with few clouds. The dang sticky flies did torment us for a while but on reaching Moccasin Lake the critters all disappeared—usually we are tormented by some sort of nasty bug at that lake—horse flies, mosquitoes, etc.—but yesterday nothing! We spent an enjoyable couple hours eating our lunch and visiting. Jake and Emmi chased sticks and sniffed.
The wildflowers were stunning, the grass brilliantly green and the creeks were flowing. It was indeed a perfect day!
As you can see in the photos, we have some of that Canadian smoke—we are thinking it is going to be a bad year for forest fires!
And Judy, thanks for the heads up on the hawk we saw—we are now seeing a pair and even a third one at times—always in the same place.