I live and write on Lingít Aaní, and gratefully acknowledge the past, present and future caretakers of this beautiful place, the Jilkaat Kwaan and Jilkoot Kwaan.

“Walking in a winter wonderland…”

Well, not exactly.

Monday Dec 4 on the Chilkat.  8:35 am.  Dark-ish. 31 degrees.There’s a small craft advisory for north winds to 25 knots, the tide is high, but not that high we had a strip pf wet beach to walk on– snowing kind of hard, especially walking into the wind– (We got about five inches overnight and there’s a winter storm warning for this afternoon and tomorrow.)

Still, as my daughter says about the yoga class she teaches– the hardest is part is getting here– and we did that.

I want to let you know I will continue posting daily– but they may be more wide ranging than the beach walk– if that’s okay? It is a social season.

Chip just said, “Heath, you don’t have time to blog. We have to get ready to go—”

We are dealing with a bear break in. Our cabin was hit, but there was not too much damage since we have no food in it.  We battened up the broken door yesterday. The bear busted it in, looked around, opened some cupboards, apparently napped on the dog bed ( it was wet and muddy)  and left the way he came. But our neighbor was hit a lot harder, so we are hiking in today to help her clean up before the storm. (Please excuse typos. I have to run.)