|Playing in the stream at low tide on the beach in front of Old Afognak Village|
Friday evening our Memorial Day weekend did not look good. We were flying out to our place on Afognak and the weather report was not promising - rain and wind. And then on arrival I was alone with 3 kids and in a hurry trying to set up camp before the storm. Remote camping with kids - what was I thinking? It was spitting rain and starting to blow and the kids were fighting. Then Stuey's friend got homesick and started to cry. I was like what do I do? Give me a bear encounter - not a homesick child!
But the next morning the weather held good and a float plane was close by for a seat fare for the homesick child, and things just sort of went up from there. It ended up being a GREAT weekend.
A HUGE change from years past is that the kids no longer seem to wake up at 'first sparrow fart' before the birds even start to sing. This year the norm was a respectable 7 to 7:30 AM, and then it was quiet time reading in the cook tent by the woodstove until everybody had had their breakfast.
Another big deal this year was the low tide beach hikes. The tides were super low and occurred at mid day. We walked along the coastline at the low tide line for miles. The tide pooling was super cool and will be the topic of a future blog post. More to come. .. ..
|Pre-warming the S'more chocolate - kid campfire heaven|
|Nora's street address in our 'sand city' game|
|Ebb tide at Lipsett Point|