2007-04-02

Daily Update

To keep everyone informed on the status of the HITW Recreational area, due to "global warming" we have witnessed a significant decrease in the snow load on the Duck House since this photo was taken. The maximum depth is now less than four inches with 53.6% of the "blue tarped" roof now clear of snow. Covering the roof with the "blue tarp" has greatly assisted in the extrication of excessive snow. It is now projected that the roof will be clear of all signs of winter within the week. After seeing the positive affect that a common blue tarp had on the "Duck House" in the melting process of snow, this next fall I think I will cover the entire roof of the Eagle Nest with blue tarps. I just noticed in this picture, something that I had not seen when taking or posting the original picture? Is that a "Wolf" sneaking in from behind the "Duck House" to pounce on my grand son?

Bad news came to Anchor Point today, the Alaska Division of State Parks have "posted" and closed all the beaches in Anchor Point for the remainder of the year to swimming. This will have a serious impact on the tourism economy of the community as this area is know for their sandy beaches and surfing action for those "boarders" that look for alternatives to their snow boarding. The good news for those of us that enjoy just sitting around and looking at the beaches, the nude beaches at Whiskey Gulch will remain open for sun bathing only. I just have to wonder when the State Parks came to the conclusion that Cook Inlet had the second largest tidal influence in the world which creates "dangerous currents". By closing the beaches, I assume it will make it a little easier for the "tractors" to launch boats from the beach. Not only will this closure affect our local economy, it will also have a serious impact on our shark fishery.

6 comments:

Shana said...

father you are absolutly certifiably CRAZY!! but since I cant swim in the water....I want first ride on the cable car!!!

JD Plumma said...

maybe the zip-line could start on the bluff and end by the tractor launch - not swimming, of course.

Stan said...

Breaking Good News: Our problems with designing the zip line, installing electric power to the HITWRA, and surveying has been resolved. Papa Bear stopped by for morning coffee, he now has a new position at our local utility in the engineering department, so he now has access to all the GPS, surveying and computer system that will be needed for enineering the projects.

William said...

about that nude beach

Heidi said...

A new position...do tell.

William said...

about that nude beach

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