Category Archives: Hiking & Travel

Caveat: Movie Madness

Wayne Pealo, Arthur's friend and Keith's brother-in-law who visited the last few weeks, is handy with one of those video-making tools. He made a "movie trailer" about his visit to Rockpit (Arthur's name for his "Estate" here). It's pretty cool. … Continue reading

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Caveat: At Kasaan

Kasaan is a native Haida village on the east side of Prince of Wales Island. Haida are the dominant tribe in southernmost southeast Alaska. Juli, Keith and I drove over there today while Wayne and Arthur went fishing. We walked … Continue reading

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Caveat: Climbing Sunny Hay

Sunny Hay is the most notable, highest mountain in the Craig area of west-central Prince of Wales Island. Actually, the name is Sunnahae, which is a native name. It's about 800m tall, and has a notable treeline near its top. … Continue reading

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Caveat: The Flight To Oregon

The flights from Seoul to Seattle and then Portland presented some good "airplane window photo" opportunities. Here is downtown Seattle, iconically recognizable. Here is the volcano Mount Saint Helens, just north of Portland, as we came in to land we … Continue reading

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Caveat: Reversal

This will be an automated post that might appear on this here blog thingy while I'm flying back to the US. This here blog entry reverses the effects of an older blog post, seen here. What I'm (maybe) listening to … Continue reading

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Caveat: Bureaucrats and a Skybridge

We had a pretty full day. We got up at 4:45 because we had to go to the VA facilities in Vancouver, north of the river, for a 7:30 appointment, and we had to avoid the worst traffic through Portland. … Continue reading

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Caveat: Drivearound

I had a day off from riding along with Arthur to his appointments, because he didn't have any appointments. So I decided to go visit some of my other relatives and friends who are clustered in this part of the … Continue reading

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Caveat: there’s probably an app for that

My experience at Seatac passport control yesterday was surreally 21st century in character.   I was standing in line. And standing. A very long time standing. And then… one line manager official mentioned that those with "mobile passport" got to … Continue reading

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Caveat: because Korea exists in the future

I will go to the airport in a few hours and fly to Seattle later this afternoon. I actually don't much enjoy flying. Who does? It's like a very laborious, slow-motion teleportation experience. I've scheduled (pre-posted) the next few posts on … Continue reading

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Caveat: The Recovery

Yesterday I spent most of the day on an airplane. Although there's not much to do on an airplane except eat, sleep, read, and watch things on the video, it still always feels exhausting to me. I think it's just … Continue reading

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Caveat: Touristic Behavior

Today being my last full day here at my mom's house, we decided to do some tourism type stuff. We drove down to the rainforest at Mamu (Wooroonooran National Park) where I walked a trail and saw some rainforest and … Continue reading

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Caveat: sun-dappled goats, instead

I was feeling restless this morning. So I took a long walk in the wind – up to the "T" in the road, which I estimate to be about 4.5km from my mom's front door. So it was a 9km … Continue reading

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Caveat: Do Not Run

I didn't see a cassowary today. I thought I might, because I went on a drive and walked around the rainforest at a national park (Mt Hypipamee) about 30 km north of here for a while. Cassowaries are type of … Continue reading

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Caveat: Grocery Shopping Expedition

We drove to the BIG town today. Atherton, Queensland, has maybe 15000 inhabitants, and it's the giantest city around. It's about an hour's drive north from here. It's a pretty long drive for just going grocery shopping, but that's my … Continue reading

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Caveat: Wallabies-of-the-day

I saw some wallabies in my mom's driveway. They were cute.  I took a walk up to the main road. It's about a kilometer and a half each way – so it's a bit of walking. I could walk to … Continue reading

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Caveat: Subway Odysseys, Subway Ajeossis

I took a very long subway journey, on Saturday. I left work, at about one pm, and walked to Ilsan Station, which I rarely visit although it's close by, and took the Gyeongui Line (the old commuter line, upgraded to … Continue reading

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Caveat: Departure for Return

Here is a last picture of Ketchikan, from yesterday, mid-day. We stayed at a motel near the airport.  Last night, my dad drove out and met us for a late dinner, one last time. Now we return to Korea. I'll … Continue reading

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Caveat: Ferry at Dawn

We got on the ferry at dawn, to travel back to Ketchikan, thence to LA and on to Seoul. The dawn twilight was misty and cold, and the trees were bejewelled with heavy frost. Postscript: I had a frustrating time … Continue reading

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Caveat: Boat Outta Water

We helped (watched?) my uncle Arthur remove the boat from the water and put it in the barn, today, at midday, while the tide was high. Curt pretended to be pulling the boat up the ramp (in fact, there is … Continue reading

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Caveat: Hydaburg

We took a short road trip down the island to the village of Hydaburg. Mostly, I was interested to see it because it was the one part of Prince of Wales Island that I hadn't visited before. Also, I have … Continue reading

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