Our Trip to Kodiak Island, Alaska
The vacation begins @ 8pm @ the Boise airport.
Flight schedule: Boise-> Seattle (3 hour layover)
Seattle->Anchorage (4 hour layover)
Anchorage->Kodiak (arrival 9am Boise time)
Complimentary wine on the plane = Great start to the trip
Atticus gets a pouch of fruit/veggie puree and feels equally thrilled about the start
Gorgeous views from the plane
Trevor spills complimentary wine. Nice attendants bring hime a plethora of napkins and more wine.
A little sleepy, but super excited to land in Kodiak after 12 hours of night travel.
There once was a day these parents enjoyed all-nighters.
That day is no more.
After a full days rest, we hire a plane to bring us to Larson Bay
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Trevor rides shotgun
Kids are in heaven
Tenneal keeps an eye on the horizon in between searching for bears
Lauri greets us on the runway
The Bassett family boated us to our home for the next 8 days:
Greenbanks- A sweet home away from home for the Bassetts
Cecilia (& Jeff) catch the first halibut of the day!
A's favorite chair
Cecilia contemplating life
Atticus fearing fish
Back to the sauna
Jake contemplating life
New beach exploration
Waiting for the fin
Boating fun between wild-life sightings
Rocks, water & a gorgeous sky = A content boy and his mama
Painting on the deck
Jeff takes a work break to chat with curious Cecilia
Anniversary flowers from Trevor
Quiet beach time with the early riser
Boating into Greenbanks
Bush-wacking to the beaver dam
Pre-bed teeth brushing ritual in the tree house
(yes, bedtime still must happen when it is bright & sunny)
From the small organisms to the grand glaciers and mountain peaks,
the natural world in Alaska is so humbling.
Jake's canopy hammock
is the best place to watch the sunset
Tidal pool explorers
Fish filleting expert
Eagle snatching the remains from the beach
Atticus is perfect counter-weight for a small fish
Expert rock thrower
My favorite little girl
My favorite litte boy
Our favorite musicians
Bye Boys- we miss you already!
Atticus, exhausted from the fun, sleeps on the boat ride back to Larson Bay
Cecilia follows suit
Last good-bye hugs to Lauri
Back on the small aircraft-
ready for a flight full of glacier, goat & bear viewing
One more day in Kodiak:
Our aircraft pilot told us that Kodiak runs mostly off of wind and hydropower
Our last hike
Cecilia loves hiking
Atticus loves pointing
Mama loves these two
Salmon berries- not quite ripe
but some are ripe enough
Happy Summer Everyone!