Here’s what’s keeping us busy in Ugashik! A photo diary…

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Jun 27, 2009

Where to start?

Summers in Alaska are more intense than just about any other place I’ve lived, or industry I have been involved in – even farming.  Once the rivers open up, beaches become ice free, and the ground starts to thaw everything kicks into full steam ahead!

We usually have more than one project going besides fishing and processing, which means our summers are extra full of activity.

One of the big projects going on for two years now has been to get a longer dirt airstrip put in.  Once this strip is complete, we have access to more airlines which means we can ship out fish at much cheaper rates.

(We won’t even count the starting of the community garden in PIP or all the normal activities we get to do)

So here is what has kept the spouses, Ann and I so busy so far.

hanging new nets
hanging new nets
so many knots you lose count
so many knots you lose count
moving equipment
moving equipment
Working around the weather
Working around the weather
Moving still more things!!
Moving still more things!!
avoiding the bears
avoiding the bears
watching the seals
watching the seals
See the seal?

See the seal?

Enjoying the views.  view of the mountains from Vics house

Enjoying the views. view of the mountains from Vics house

I am sure you get the idea!

We are just barely starting to fish. Only one member of the village has a secure market while the rest of us are waiting on either a buyer who is due in, or for the airstrip to be finished, so we can ship our fresh product.

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2 Responses to “Here’s what’s keeping us busy in Ugashik! A photo diary…”

  1. Secret TalkerΔ Says:

    I love the spirit of the whole enterprise…

  2. alaskapi Says:

    Maybe we could get em out your way! :-)

    http://community.adn.com/adn/node/142108

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