Seacock Maintenance

2 days and 7 brass seacocks later I can now open by hand all these valves and have a better understanding of what each one does.  I ache all over and I have a giant blood blister but feel good to have these valves smoothly operating before we splash the Sundog for the season.  A […]

Getting Sundog Ship Shape

After letting the boat sit for a season it is quite a challenge to get the good ship Sundog all ship shape –

Frosty Bottom Take Two

  Sometimes ego gets the better of me and and not finishing the Frosty Bottom 25 mile bike race last Saturday on our skinny tire MT bikes made me want to check it off my list.  So after talking my buddy Larry into a retry which was not hard (he has an ego as well) I […]

Burger King versus the Finish Line

  My friend Larry and I decided to give this years Frosty Bottom Bike/Ski/Run (you choose) 25 mile or 50 mile put on by As we lined up and realized we were only about 2 out of 4 folks who had skinny tire bikes we realized we might be in for it. After 4-5 […]

2013 Deer Hunt – Prince William Sound

  Charles, captain of the “Margaret Anne” and I had a reasonable weather window for the opening of Doe season out in Prince William Sound so we decided to go to our super secret deer area and managed to stumble onto a really nice fat doe. It was a short trip but I thought I […]

We Are Connected

Just back from a trip to Valdez – full trip details at  

Back to Back Alaskan Adventures

Alaskan summers are all about cramming in a bunch of adventures and this last week I had 3 back to back.  I have not been doing a good job this summer of writing but wanted to at least get down the highlights of these adventures and share some photos so here goes. • MAIN BAY […]

Dillingham Alaska School District Visit

Dillingham Alaska School District Visit This last Monday and Tuesday I had the opportunity to meet with the Dillingham School District leadership to start the process of a brand new website to replace the current site at One of my favorite parts of my career is spending time with our customers learning about the goals […]

Whittier To Seward 2012

Photos: As I sit and reflect about the last voyage of the Sundog for the 2012 season I feel I have just a little better understanding of the verse from Psalms that talks about “a tempest that lifted high the waves” it is really worth a read so I will just post right here […]

The SUNDOG skips mountain goat hunting in Johnstone due to 12 ft seas

When the SUNDOG departed Hogg Bay on Oct 3rd, they intended to mountain goat hunt in Johnstone Bay.  Channel 16 said the weather was going to be rough but I had given them high hopes of better weather the night before after relaying the National Weather Service‘s check a point weather mapping site when they were leaving […]