Sunday, September 21, 2008


It was a beautiful evening so we went out in the boat over to Coogan Bay,
about 15 minutes from town. My husband had a bid to do for replacing a 
roof on a float house. There are several float houses in Coogan Bay, all 
anchored out there in such a quiet, beautiful place.

Approaching Coogan Bay

Mr. (or Mrs.) Jellyfish slid by the boat. The tentacles were 
hanging really far down in the water.

Isn't this gorgeous...the end of the bay. I understand that if you 
come out here in the spring and early summer the bears are grazing
on the grass in the evening. If you click the picture you can see all
those white dots are seagulls. There was a heron in the bunch too.

This float house is used for renting kayaks to people.

Another neat float house. I saw a rain catchment system 
and solar panels on the side. This is such a protected area
that the water was like a mirror.

This was another pretty bay, but it got shallow really fast so we didn't go 
down there. The kayaks are perfect for this area.

Measuring the roof. I'm no expert, but I think they 
waited kind of long to call for repairs. Maybe we
could just mow it for them?

Bogie and the bear stand guard inside the house when the owners are away.

A neat shot of the boat when a rain squall came over.


The water was so still that the reflections were amazing!

Going back was a little rough since the wind picked up, but
it was a fun way to spend Sunday evening. I hope your
Sunday was a great one!


Caution Flag said...

That last picture is quite amazing. I can't believe how still the water is. And those floating houses, do they really float? Are they build because the land isn't flat enough?

Laura ~Peach~ said...

what do they do when everythign is frozen over? the ice does not destroy the house floats?
such beautiful country~ its cold enough for coveralls already???

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Caution--the floating houses are anchored to the land with a cable or rope tied to a large tree. Yes, they float on logs. The benefit is that you don't have to buy land for your house. You pay a couple of yearly fees and you have a place to live in the wilderness as long as you have a boat to get to it.

Laura--the houses are like any other house and the floats are actually huge logs, so ice doesn't hurt anything.

The orange suits are Mustang suits. Even when it's fairly warm outside they are essential here when you go out on the water. The one I was wearing has a tube on the front in case I go in the water. I can blow on the tube and inflate my suit to keep myself afloat. They are extremely warm, very heavy. I didn't wear mine on the way over and I got cold so I put it on for the way back.


Kathy said...

Beautiful pictures, I love the reflections on the still waters. I'd love to see the bears come and graze. Very interesting about the floating houses and the Mustang suits!

Becky said...

That is awesome and breath taking. I really need to make it to Alaska one of these days.

mary said...

What beautiful scenery you see everyday! I think Randy and I need to head to Alaska next summer to celebrate our anniversary :) I love that you have jellyfish! I always think of them living in tropical waters. I am so cold-natured that I might have to wear a mustang suit all year long.

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Kathy--the water was so calm and still, and then a rainbow showed up over everything. It was so beautiful!

Becky--I think it is one of those last things that people do because it is a little more difficult to get here. I think it would be well worth the trip!

Mary--What a great anniversary trip--how about an Alaskan cruise? They are not all that expensive considering what you get and we are one of the ports. We just had a friend call us this week to say he was on a cruise ship and would we like to see him? My husband picked him up in town and brought him back here for some lunch. He showed him around some of the places to see--a real personal tour and he loved it. He still had enough time to do some touristy shopping in town before his tender left at 4:00 pm.


Debbie in CA : ) said...

Aaaahhhhhh . . . can you hear the sound of relaxation flooding my over-worked mind and body? I have had one of "those days" when I wasted more time worrying than I did praying or even thinking about solutions. In fact, I didn't even sing a praise to my Lord today . . . till now, as I wander through your lovely post.

I popped onto your site and felt a wave of awe envelop me -- God's handiwork amazes me (and your photos aren't bad either). I gazed at the gorgeous scenery, imagined the rain on my face, and felt the gentle rolling of the boat as you drifted past jellies and other beauties of the Northland.

Visual comfort . . . thanks a bunch. What a nice place to shiver. ; )

Anonymous said...

That is so beautiful ~ thanks for the tour!

I would love to go on an Alaskan cruise someday.