This valley was filled to the brim with a thick fog (cloud). We had just driven through it, climbing above the soup, to take this photo.
This photo was of the same valley a day later, minus the fog.
Just after sunrise, I took this shot of the boat we would be fishing on all day for our outdoor food, Halibut and Rock Fish that we will be grilling for months to come.
On a different day, we rented a skiff to fish out of Resurrection Bay, near Seward. Two Bald Eagles were perched in the trees on the cliffs above us at one of our fishing stops. When we threw back Rock Fish that were, too, small for us, we discovered that they were perfect outdoor food for the eagles. What an adventure it was, taking photos and videos as they swooped down five feet from the boat to capture our rejects.
The moment of the catch was, sometimes, hard to time , but my friend, Lyle, had the optimum angle to shoot the perfect shots. I wish I could say I took the photos, but I was operating the boat.
If you look closely, you can see the fish that we had just released in the water. What majestic creatures these eagles are. It is sad to say that in many areas they have been reduced to scavingers. They do adapt to survive, however.
The largest of the fish we released made for a slow climb after a capture.
On another day, as we were fishing from the bank, in Valdez, for salmon, a mother Brown Bear and her two yearling cubs showed up to do a little fishing of their own. Brown Bear cubs often stay with the mother for two full years. We were thinking, at that point, that we didn't want to become outdoor food.
Sockeyes are considered the best of the best in outdoor grilling fare.
Some outdoor food does not give up, easily, without a fight. King Salmon are sought after because of their staying power in a fight, and because of their size, as well as a delicious taste.
New York is where we target Kings, because you can keep three per day. I promise, my friend, James, caught three of those.
In this shot, two weeks ago, my friends Dee Ann and Lyle were enjoying lunch at Copper Center, Alaska, near the Klutina River.
Back home, in St. Augustine, a new restaurant recently opened, nearby.
Mexican cafes are, usually, very colorful. This one is not an exception.
Hot Dogs and marshmellows don't last long when the grandchildren are around. If you're ever near our area, we would love to share some outdoor food adventures with you.
I know that with 77 members, some of you had a birthday this week. Happy Birthday. Here is your outdoor cake. Patty will cut it for you.
My granddaughter, Klarissa, enjoyed a birthday party, while we were on the road, at the outdoor McDonalds playground. I just couldn't resist getting her into the action.
Thank you for visiting. I'll see you at your blogs, soon.
Walk With Faith
P.S. Following this post is another tribute to outdoor food posted earlier this week.