Saturday, August 30, 2008


I made it back into the US unscathed, but lacking a beautiful icelandic wife unfortunatly. I'm going to post about Iceland in a few seperate posts in a semi-chronological order to try and piece the trip together for you. I arrived there a few days ahead of my friend Wally and had some time to check out Raykjavik solo. My first guesthouse was right near the center of town so i could walk pretty much everywhere. Raykjavik is home to nearly 90% of icelands total population so it's fairly active. The native language is icelandic, however most people are fluent in english, german and a few in french. Icelandic is spoken by about 30k people worldwide so it doesnt really behoove anyone to attempt to learn it. I'll post a few pictures on the city and the next posts will have more country photos. Hope all is well, i'm off to talkeetna,


Friday, August 29, 2008

I apologize for the lack of postings recently. I have been flying and hiking a lot since returning from iceland. Ill have iceland postings up within a couple days. Tomorrow up to talkeetna with bob to visit colby and caitlin
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Monday, August 18, 2008


I made it to boston, now just waiting for my flight to iceland at 2pm. I had middle seats on both flights down so that was pretty sweet.
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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Photographs by Gregg Motonaga

Tomorrow i'm out for Iceland, tonight i'm posting a few pictures of flying this summer. All these photos were taken by Gregg Motonaga near the Mcarthur river. I'll be gone till the 25th and then back for another week off before heading back to work. Tonight i flew some food and drink across the inlet to some friends that were sheep/caribou hunting. The weather had been bad so they had come back down to a lower cabin so i took them some food. Packing tomorrow morning then leaving for boston at 4pm.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Canning Fish

Just got off work for the week yesterday and started canning silvers that Dominic and i caught the prior evening. The Kustatan is super hot lately, we had a blast limiting out in about at hour. It was another beautiful evening and caught some huge fish. We did two batches of fish. The first had soy/teriyaki sauce, jalapenos, and onions while the second had chipotle peppers, onions and olive oil. I leave on the 17th for Iceland and will be meeting Wally over there. more posts later,



Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Flying and silver fishing

I spent the last couple of days flying and silver fishing, I spent last night across the inlet on the Kustatan river at mikes cabin. The weather wasn't so hot but the fishing was amazing. I limited out in 30 minutes both days. you are allowed to keep 3 silvers over there. I spent the afternoon today trying to get back over here navigating some crappy weather across the inlet, then i vac packed some fish for grilling and prepared the rest for smoking. I'm trying soy sauce, teriyaki, and one batch has some vanilla in it, we'll see how it turns out. Back to work tomorrow,

Sunday, August 3, 2008

I have been super busy lately fishing, flying and working. Mom is off to montana via the ferry, and today she is heading from tok to haines. Her brother Wayde, his friend Kevin and my cousin Rob were up with a trailer to haul stuff back down to montana for her. they are probably somewhere in canada now. The silvers are in on the Kustatan river across the inlet so i have spent the last few days over there with friends fishing. It's a different world over there. Hope everyone is well, i'm going into town to get coffee and load the plane for another trip across the inlet later today if the clouds clear.