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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

so im trying to find things to write about up here but being stationary is not conducive to too many adventures. i finally got across the bay last week and was hiking up to the glacier....about a 6 mile little trek through some beautiful scenery, even had to use a pulley bridge to cross a river at one point. but after about 4 miles I rolled my ankle pretty bad and went down like a sack of something or other. it hurt like hell and swelled up fast. giving up going forward to the glacier i turned back and hiked 4 miles out on what i thought was a severely sprained ankle. found a walking stick and leaned on that a bunch and just took my time over some pretty flat terrain thankfully. when i got back to homer i went to the hospital and found out i actually broke my yeah thats kinda whats new. i went dip netting last week which is salmon fishing in the rivers with a giant hand net, for alaska residents only so i guess that id card comes in handy. saw a black bear come pretty damn close to us and got a few pictures of that and also saw a dead humpback whale washed up on a beach. a little morbid i guesss but very interesting to see for sure. the summer is at its peak right now and the tourists are thicker then the salmon. im tired of cooking for the bastards but the reward in the end is worth it for sure. im hoping to do some more kyakking next week so i can give my leg a rest and then the week after do some more hiking. i get one day off a week and damnit i want to enjoy the little bit of alaska that i get to see. as far as where to next, well its up in the air and im not too sure. no matter what ill end up in thailand again but whether or not i go to south america or china or nepal is what is in question. im not too sure how i got into this life of mine but it sure is turning out pretty interesting. given a choice between that and being wealthy i think i would have to lean towards the interesting life. anyway, its midnight and the sun is still up but im goin to bed damnit. another long and extremely sweaty day tomorrow. hope you all are enjoying the summer because i havent seen much of it........but just wait :)
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