One of the highlights of my year is getting an opportunity to paddle on Lake Superior. Last week, I joined the WOW (Women on Water) group for their weekly Wednesday night excursion. We paddled from Little Sand Bay to York Island for a picnic dinner. It was a bit rough and windy paddling out, but our return trip was a classic calm sunset paddle with a brilliant full moonrise. Chris grabbed my camera and insisted on capturing me in the moment.
Finally, the boat is in the water. It’s been a hectic summer and it wasn’t until today that we got out on the river. We motored to a quiet spot on the Gweek River for a walk. I think walking 1 mile on tundra is equivalent to the effort of 2 miles on hard ground. But it smells so good.
Protecting natural resources is never easy. Unfortunately the King Salmon numbers have fallen in the last five years. The last two years are some of the worst on record. The team at YK Delta had to make a tough call this week. Click here to read more about it and listen to a radio clip of Tom’s interview on the matter.
Britton is collecting greens for the Ashland Farmer’s Market. She and Sean are busy each week market gardening for their “Deep Roots Farm” Home made tortillas and breakfast burrito’s are another treat found at their booth each week.