Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Tonight the Geophysical Institute is forecasting an aurora display that could be visible across most of Alaska. Homer is nestled into the hills on the North side of Kachemak Bay, and a view of the aurora to the North will be to be hard to see.
The town is starting to show signs of summer with the small tents and campers showing up on the spit. I am patiently waiting for some of my favorite stops to open, Coal Point Coffee and the Boardwalk Bakery come to mind. Many afternoons I found myself on a cookie run to the Boardwalk and have never been disappointed. And the Coal Point Coffee shop is just a nice place to have a cup of coffee before the planes come in after the bear trips and my work begins for the evening.
Steller Air, a small air charter company that specializes in great float plane trips. I've gone with them to some of the the glaciers, and a bear trip to Brooks Falls.
Got an email from a fellow blogger today, asking me if I have been with the witness protection program .. yeah I've kind of fell of the radar here for awhile. My winter in Minnesota was a hard to take this year. I normally look forward to a season of skiing and snow. The snow never happened. My only outings were a cross country skiing weekend in Northern Wisconsin on the Rock Lake Trails near Cable, and an afternoon on the Birke trails where an odd fall left me with a hamstring injury. three weeks later I tried a down hill ski adventure at Welsh Village where I had one of the hardest falls I can remember. My shoulder is still on the mend from that one. My weekend on the Rock Lake Trails were great as they always are, but if I could have avoided some injuries this winter, things might have been different.
11:30pm .. walked outside to check on the northern sky. Nothing yet. Can still see the sunlight outlining the horizon.
12:10am .. Ah well, I guess it just isnt gonna happen here. G'night.