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I went out on the boat yesterday. I took so many pictures I don't know which ones to post!

Well, we did see orcas, and I've been wanting to see them all year, so to start, I'll give you this little video.

These guys were members of the resident AE pod, which actually has about 20 animals. They're the ones we see most often out there. Usually they're pretty friendly and will come up to the boat and swim underneath, but they were being pretty elusive yesterday. The one with the tall, straight dorsal fin is one of the biggest males in the pod. The others with him were all females or young ones.

We also saw a bear... )

And here are a few of the mountains and scenery around town. It's been rainy and foggy for the past 2 weeks straight, but a few days ago it started clearing up in bits and pieces. Bits and pieces... )
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Photos and a couple video clips from my most recent boat trip (the one with the annoying little girl? Yeah, that one.)

Pictures and ice falling off a glacier, oh my! )
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I worked for Stan Stephens yesterday, as I sometimes do on my Sundays off. It was the short trip, just the 6.5 hour, but it was a lot of fun. I was a little worried because it was leaving later in the day than usual...not until 2pm. The wind usually picks up in the afternoon and ruffles the water somewhat, so I was a little concerned that we'd get some swells. Nothing too bad, but some people get seasick over nothing at all.

I shouldn't have worried.

It was gorgeous. Overcast, but the cloud cover was high. It didn't rain, and the sun peeked through occasionally. There was nary a bump on the water, and (if you count what we saw in the distance), we ran across at least 8 humpback whales.

I got myself a Youtube account, so here are a couple videos (one of whales and one of sea lions, and some photos as well.


And here are a few plain ol' photos!


And for those of you who wanted to see the photo of the bear that was on my neighbor's porch the other day, here it is. Much like the puffins, you JUST HAVE TO TRUST ME. )
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More pictures!

No naked pictures this time...really, you shouldn't even bother. )

That's it for now! Expect more pictures, because I'm a photo fiend!
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On Monday nights, I watch go to Becky's house to eat dinner with her and James, then we watch TV. Tonight's Supernanny took place in Alaska. We were pretty excited when we heard that, just because YAY! Alaska!

So, it always starts with Jo (the Supernanny) in a car, being driven to her destination house. This time, it opened with some beautiful scenery and an air taxi (a small float plane). Beck and I are thinking she's obviously going somewhere with no road access, somewhere that an air taxi is necessary. I even would have said Juneau, because though Juneau is a large city with an airport and everything, there is no road in and out.

When the air taxi landed, it was in Anchorage (largest city wtf). They were very careful not to get any shots of the city. Plenty of wild mountains, beautiful views, and some of flying swans and a close-up of a moose, but none of the city.

So, they basically flew Jo to the Ted Stevens International Airport, then took her up in an air taxi for the sole purpose of reinforcing a stereotype (Alaska is big, wild, untamed, and floatplanes are the only way to get around.)

It was just kind of silly.

Next time, we want her to go to Tatitlek.

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