Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Journey begins...

8/9/09 Everyone flew to the Katmai Lodge in King Salmon, where we met up with the rest of the teachers and staff for inservice. The weather was perfect and the scenery was beautiful. This is sunrise at 5:30 on the Alagnak River.

Float plane, seats first experience flying in a bush plane

8/14/09 Everyone departed King Salmon for their village. I sure will miss everyone, but we will meet again in October for another inservice. Perryville is home sweet home until May. Being the only SPED teacher for the southern villages, I get to travel to Pilot Point, Port Heiden, Chignik Bay and Chignik Lake. It's quite the opportunity and I'm real excited to work with a small group of students and be immersed in a different culture. .

Preparing to land in Perryville, a fishing village about 500 miles south of Anchorage on the Pacific Ocean. It's beautiful here and the moment we got off the plane the people in the village have welcomed us and helped us settle in.

I caught my first fish, grilling silver salmon right on the boat, doesn't get any fresher than that

Alaskan sunset at 11:30, the long days are awesome, but I'm not looking forward to the short cold winter days

My first bear sighting, pretty amazing to witness a bear catch a fish with just his paws right in front of you...I'm told there are several in Perryville, I'm thinking I might need to carry some bear spray on my morning runs.

1 comment:

Dr. Don said...

Great to hear from you. I was in Anchorage 2 years ago and fished at Willow Creek.

I will be flowwing your year! Good Luck.

Dr. Don