Over the couse of a life time, how many times have you read the phrase, ‘rinse and repeat’ on the back of a shampoo bottle? Countless, but I was reminded of just that phrase as I pack to head back to Alaska and the west side of Cook Inlet.
There’s a slight twist this time. Last summer I spent the majority of the summer ferrying supplies to various camps up and down the inlet; or at least I attempted to whenever the weather let me out of port.
This year I’ll be managing base camp for a group of genealogist from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. As I understand it they’ll be support by a helicopter crew and flying out deep into the back country to do surveys. Over the course of 4 weeks we’ll have anywhere from 10 to 16 people rotating through the cannery on Chisik Island.
Last year when left I wasn’t sure if I’d be returning, but here I am packing gear to head back up. Rinse and repeat. As much as I love Alaska it’s really become more about the people then the scenery, although both are outstanding.
It’s my understanding that communication off the island is limited this year due to whatever gremlins have worked their way into the cosmos so I guess I’ll be suspending the ‘Weekly Wallpapers’ until my return. If possible I’ll try to post from the island if I get a chance.