Well, this is one of those other Tidbits. One day we drove down to homer to see the masses of eagles that that grouped around where the Eagle lady would feed them in Homer, AK. We went because we had heard that she had passed on and that another individual was filling in for her. Also We heard that the City of Homer was ending the program and not allowing this group of eagles to be fed by people any more. So this was kind of the last time we would be able to see the groups of eagles down on the Homer Spit before they dispersed. This particular Eagle landed right next to the truck, and he had such a great backdrop I had to take a couple pictures. There are Still Lots of eagles on the Homer Spit Just not all in one spot anymore. You don’t have to look very hard to find them up here in Alaska. If you really want to see one while your here and have not seen one close up yet, just stop by the local landfill. There are plenty of them there, They are scavenger birds after all. They are beautiful bird and if you have never taken the time to stop and watch them you are really missing out on a opportunity to view the majestic national bird.
Everyone once and a while our friends will accompany us on our outings. Well this is my buddy, Dom. He is playing in the waters of the Resurrection creek in Hope. This is a little blurb about him and the spot he is in. We were here for the 4th of July weekend, and as those of you know running a dredge is cold hard work so it is nice to be able to take turns with people. Well it was Doms turn to run the dredge and the rest of the group is up above him at camp relaxing around the fire when we hear Dom scream, “BRING ME A SPOON, I NEED A SPOON!” So of course we all go to see what is going on. Dom was very insistent on needing a spoon and at this point we still did not know why he needed a spoon. Well the reason Dom was so frantic was, as he was dredging he uncovered a piece of gold about the size of a rice grain, He could see it from above the water and he wanted a spoon to pick it up with. He wanted a spoon quick because he thought it would wash away in the current, well the current in the spot where he was working was not really that swift. I gave him simple instructions, “Just reach down and pick it up.” He looked at me kind of skeptically, but did it, I believe that was the first large piece of Gold Dom found.