Caveat: Tree #152

Arthur and I went out in the boat in the morning. Still no fish. I worry, sometimes, that Arthur is making some major mistake with respect to his fishing technique, which is causing the fish to avoid us. I wouldn’t know if he was – because I have very little experience fishing. On the way back to the house in the boat, we experienced some disconcerting engine behavior with the outboard motor. So we need to deal with that.

In the afternoon, we took a walk down the road. We met a bear. Arthur said, “Looks like it’s time to go the other direction.” I agreed.

Here is a tree past mile 9.

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Here is water looking out at San Juan Island, in the morning.

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Here is the bear (blackish blur, lower center of picture).

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[daily log: walking, 3km]

Caveat: Tree #151

Arthur and I went out in the somewhat debarnacled boat this afternoon, after getting it back in the water. There was a steady drizzle. No fish.

So I didn’t take a picture of a tree. I offer this fine tree from my archives – taken near Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2011.

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Here is the boat, back in the water.

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[daily log: walking, 1km]

Caveat: Tree #149

I went to the airport to pick up Arthur on his way back from the VA in Juneau – but the leg of his flight from Sitka to Klawock was canceled due to weather. It is misty and drizzly with very low visibility. So I came back home.

Here is a purplish tree in front of someone’s house along the expressway. Some kind of maple. It came out somewhat blurry.

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[daily log: walking, 3km]

Caveat: Tree #147

I took Arthur to the airport this morning. He has some tests the VA doctors want done, and needs to be at the hospital in Juneau.

Later in the day, he called me to say the doctors are keeping him overnight. This is … concerning – but not overly so. Arthur and I have already discussed that the doctors at the Juneau VA seem overly cautious. He feels like they are wasting his time, but he nevertheless is deferring to their wishes. We’ll see what happens.

I took this picture of a tree against a metal shed at the airport this morning.

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Here is the airport.

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[daily log: walking, 2km]

Caveat: Tree #144

This tree survived the treepocalypse. Maybe I posted a picture of it before, I don’t remember. But it stands somewhat lonely in the rock and dirt.

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[daily log: walking, 1km; ditchdigging, 1m]

Caveat: Tree #141

Arthur and I drove into town: “Thursday is shopping day.”

Therefore, I present this tree from the archives.

The tree that I have selected is to the left of a scary-looking sign. The sign memorializes a prison uprising on a notorious prison island in South Korea (실미도), during the 1960s (the era of the dictatorship). Apparently the prisoners were being trained for a suicide mission against North Korea, but they decided to use their new skills to rebel and escape, instead. Things got messy, of course.

But anyway, it’s a nice tree.

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[daily log: walking, 1km]

Caveat: Tree #139

This is a sad-looking pine tree about two-thirds of the way up the slope toward the treehouse location. It’s the only actual pine tree I’ve run across on Arthur’s two lots – there are quite a few of them out east along the road where the muskeg is (the flat stretch near the bridges), but not so many here along the hillside. This pine tree looks like someone attempted to decapitate it at some point, but it’s decided to stay in the game for now.

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[daily log: walking, 1km; ditchdigging, 1m]

Caveat: Tree #138

I scrubbed barnacles in the morning.

I dug ditches in the afternoon.

No walking took place.

So, here is a tree from the archives: on the grounds of the Korean Shamanism Museum, July, 2017.

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[daily log: walking, 1.5km]

Caveat: Tree #137

Arthur and I went out in the boat today. Still fishless, though.

The tide was very low in the morning. I took this picture of a tree reflected in the water with a fat starfish under the water in the shade of the dock.

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Here is the low tide – you could actually step from the beach to the dock.

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Here is a sea otter I saw.

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[daily log: walking, 1.5km]