You are the land of hard knocks. Everything requires more effort. On this trip getting water was a daily game of challenge and triumph. Food = hours on the sea, foraging and improvising (also, being friends with @kilinahe@m_batchelor & the @washburnfam boys who are so generous with their catches ). Learning by trial and error is what living is made of here (I’m glad I still have eyebrows).
Over the past week I have been humbled by my lack of knowledge (sometimes sheer stupidity) over and over again. And there’s something about that, that I love. There’s something about it all that makes me feel more human. Maybe that’s why I love camping too. Less convenience and more roughing it. Less instant answers and more problem solving. There’s something kind of nice about things not being so easy or assumed.
Bringing the baby up here this year and seeing the wonderment through his eyes while trying to keep his wild wiggly being safe only added another layer.
Thank you for the good times Alaska. I love you forever. Can’t wait till next year