Seldovia: Adventures

08 May

 

Seldovia: The Beginning

07 May

Once we arrived, however, the kids were both thrilled to see their grandparents and to discover the new and exciting things to explore in Seldovia.

When we relocated to Homer, Alaska, we moved to one of the most remote places in the country.  Seldovia is even more remote.  The only way to get there is by boat or plane, and the whole city has a population of about 200 people.  When you’re in Seldovia, everything you do (or don’t do) is dependent upon the tide.  If you need to go to the store, but the tide is so low that your boat is high and dry on the beach… well, you’re out of luck.  But you might as well take the opportunity to go clamming while you’re waiting!

The kids think Seldovia is one of the best places on earth.  They might just be right.  I can’t think of a more perfect place for relaxing, exploring, playing, and observing wildlife… at least until the enormous mosquitoes come out and carry you away.  Fortunately, we haven’t seen many yet.


 
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The Beach

06 May

He likes finding rocks to throw into the see.  I don’t know what his specific criteria are, but he is very particular about the rocks he selects.

Kaelin, as always, is the eternal beach comber.  I think she’s going to grow up to be a marine biologist.


 

Volcano

06 May

 
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Eagles

04 May

 
 

You Would Think This is All We Ever Do

04 May

And you wouldn’t be far from the truth.  The nice thing about the beach is that even if you go every day, it’s always a new experience.  You never know if you’ll get to see an otter or a star fish or a crab.  The eagles may be out.  The seagulls may be crowding and squawking.  There may be a guy on a 3-wheeler being pulled by a parachute.  And there’s always the chance that you just might find that perfect seashell you’ve been looking for.

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Another Trip to the Beach

04 May

We alternate between the rocky side of the beach and the sandy side.  Koren prefers the rocky side because there are lots of rocks to throw in the water.  No matter which side we go to, we always end up with lots of souvenirs.

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Look Mom, I want to show you this really important piece of sand.

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“Biiiiiiiiiiig Ock!”

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Proving she’s strong enough to throw the heavy rocks into the water.

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Ran out of room in her pockets and started using her hood for souvenir storage.

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This picture is Kaelin’s work.

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This one also. She’s developed quite an interest in my camera.

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Monkey Cheese

04 May

(overheard as I entered the room)

Kaelin:  Koren, it’s MAC AND CHEESE
Koren:  Monkey Cheese!
Kaelin:  No, Koren.  Not Monkey Cheese.  MAC AND CHEESE.
Koren:  Monkey Cheese!
Kaelin:  NO!  Mac AND CHEESE.
Koren:  Monkey Cheese!
Kaelin:  Mac and cheese.
Koren:  Monkey Cheese!
Kaelin:  IT’S NOT MONKEY CHEESE!  IT’S MAC AND CHEESE!
Koren:  …Monkey Cheese.
Kaelin:  MAMA.  I have two things to tell you. First, I CAN NOT GET KOREN TO SAY MAC AND CHEESE.  And the second is that I need more milk.


 
 
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