The forest service just put the finishing touches on the newest cabin that is
available to the public for camping. It is located over near the artesian well
and I think they did a great job.
Isn't it neat! The inside has a loft and wood stove. I think I saw a sign that
said $50.00 a night and it is the only forest service cabin available that you
can drive a car to. All the rest are out in the forests and a lot of them are only
accessible by boat. Wouldn't this be awesome to spend Christmas Eve night in?
Wake up to the forest covered in snow and the river right outside the door...
We took a short walk around Mosquito Cove since it was miraculously not
raining. We didn't go very far because it was already getting dark in the woods
at 5:00 pm. Well, that and the forest service closes and locks the gate promptly
at 6:00 pm. I laughed reading the sign that is attached to the gate as you drive
in. It says something to the effect of: If you are reading this from the locked
side of the gate, you obviously didn't read our signage about gate closure times.
Not exactly sympathetic, are they?
A pretty picnic area overlooking the ocean. There were people out there scuba diving.
Ahhhh, my favorite place to photograph...Starrigavin. Otherwise known as the
estuary. Isn't it gorgeous with the tide all the way in.
The streams are almost all the way cleared of dead fish from when the
salmon were swimming upstream and dying in Sept. It still has a bit of a decay
smell in the air, but not as bad as the liquid manure smells from the numerous
dairy farms where we used to live. At least I don't have to hold my breath here!
I was asked to make 12 dozen cookies for a church service in town and
since it was Alaska Day I made them in the shape of the flag. I didn't have a
flag cookie cutter so I ended up cutting them by hand and made a pattern for
placing the stars. The smaller spots (stars) represent the Big Dipper and the
large star represents the North Star. Fun stuff!
I received my order with 50 new cookie cutters in it & can't wait to try them out!
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