Joyce and Stu in Alaska 2007

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On the descent into Petersburg
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looking across Frederick Sound to the mainland
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Hammer Slough in Petersburg
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Petersburg Harbor with Devil's Thumb in the background
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here's our friend and host Matt!
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Matt's place near Papke's Landing
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Meet Kuma, a key member of Matt's posse and avid salmon chaser.
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And this is Lacey, absolutey the sweetest lady you'll ever meet.
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This is the guest house where we stayed. Lucky for us that Matt just happened to be house-sitting when we came to visit!
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the main house, with local wildlife included.
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we saw lots of deer every day.
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and there were bear too!
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this one caught himself a salmon in Twin Creek.
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we fished at Falls Creek, a short walk from Matt's house.
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Stu didn't listen to the captain and stuck the boat in the mud at the mouth of Falls Creek!
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We were very nervous about walking to shore in the sticky, dangerous mud. Matt says it was the first time he ever gave the order to abandon ship.
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Kuma liked to fish but his technique of chasing the fish didn't help our odds.
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Our favorite fishing spot shall remain nameless.
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lots of coho here!
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Matt has a subsistence permit to fish with a gill net.
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cutthroat trout
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pink salmon
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silvers (coho) caught on cured salmon roe