Got to Ketchikan and was picked up by Dan Thompson who is a Foursquare minister – he took us around and we picked up some supplies.
Dan picked John & Tina Spellman up at the airport and when they got to the house we got on his boat (47 foot Bayliner) to ride to Coffman Cove… This is about a 7hour boat ride. Luke got a chance to drive the boat. When we almost got to Coffman Cove we stopped and did a little fishing.
We slept in a bit and because another group couldn’t fish all day so we went fishing Sunday night – that was after we and got fishing licenses… Which was at the Rigging Shack – it took a while
We basically fished all day on Dans boat – they laid a skate of hooks and we caught about 25 to 30 salmon (Cohoes?) and three halibut (one was 63 inches and about 130lbs – one big strange looking fish! Along with a 50lber and a 20lber… It was a great day!
Riding today to Thorne Bay to take some of Joel’s family (his cousin Lisa and sister Tonya) to catch a flight back to Ketchikan – Luke is with me and after that we are going to pick up some doors for the office room. The plane looks so cool… That is basically what we will fly back in on Thursday back to Ketchikan.
When we got back Luke and I cleaned up half of the downstairs and the worked with Al all the rest of the day laying the insulation down to prep the floor for the pouring of concrete.
Later today I taught Jon how to play Gin Rummy… I won…
We left at 6 am to go to Hydaberg to meet some native leaders that Joel has been working with and also to see some of the carving huts that have been built. Joel, Jon, Al and I are riding… It is overcast and slightly rainy and even with all the clouds Alaska is breath taking!
In Hydaberg we met several of the leaders who we can work with next year on some building projects. We saw the carving shed that was built last year by a Foursquare Missions group and then got to see the current carving shed where several totem poles are being carved (INCREDIBLE CRAFTSMANSHIP!) along with paddles…. Then we meet David who is overseeing the carving of a traditional log canoe… I helped David carry a plane of wood and David showed with me more of the canoe and even let me lift one end of it up… It was heavier than I thought and lighter than I thought… He also showed us a ceremonial hat (his first of e he has made and it was a true work of art!).
Then we stopped at a store and bought just food… It’s been a while since the cereal, and God knows I need some coffee!
Sorry this update is late but someone on our trip keeps grand bing my laptop or ipad when I need it…. I love Molly!