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Old 05-25-2010, 12:12 AM
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As many of you know ( and have shown incredible support and kindness), I had a major speed bump in my life two months ago ( http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside...hter-home.html ) and last Sunday got a chance to check out for a week.
On short notice, my lady and I packed up our camping gear and a friend gave us a one hour boat ride to a trailhead where he helped us pack a very usurious ( steaks, wine, rum, and soda) camp a little over 3 miles and then agreed to pick us up on the following Saturday. The trail gives access to a beach known as Sea Lion Cove where we enjoyed the company of more bears and deer than people. The beach is almost 3/4 of a mile long, the weather was generally pretty good with only a few showers and temperatures in the mid-50s to mid-60s. We had a great time and I thought I would share few photos.
From our beach we could see nearly 100 miles to an incredible range of mountains known as the Fairweather's which rise right out of the ocean up to over 15,000 feet.
As to my speed bump, legal proceedings continue, thanks again for the support and kindness.
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Pretty neat. Nice way to spend some quality time with the better two-thirds!

I'll bet that water was durn cold!!

BTW, good luck on t'other,
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Beautiful spot for getting away from it all. Very peaceful. Great pictures.


BTW, that may be the world's cutest dog!
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Thanks for sharing. Hang in there.
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I just read through your link. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Be well.

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That looks like just what the Dr. ordered for you. That's about as close to God as you can get on this earth.
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Footprints in the Sand
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.
This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”
The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”
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I hope that the short diversion helped


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One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.


In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.


This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,


“You promised me Lord,

that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”

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Please tell how you live and eat in that tent without having bears come in and help themselves to...well, anything they like?
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Two things I can't believe - 1) that those mountains are 100 miles away and 2) how on Earth can you be walking around barefoot with temps in the 50's and 60's? My toes are cold just thinking about it.

Being born and raised in South Florida (elevation 7' ) doesn't afford the opportunity for such a view and certainly doesn't prepare you for cold temps.

I'm sure you are adjusting to your new reality as well as anyone could. Hopefully justice will prevail.
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I hope you find peace, you've taken the first step on a long
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Did one of the bears take the picture with the two of you in it?
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
Please tell how you live and eat in that tent without having bears come in and help themselves to...well, anything they like?
My thoughts exactly - like I am thinking who has the first guard duty ?

Thanks for the pics ,cb
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Did one of the bears take the picture with the two of you in it?
I'm thinking it was the dog.
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Very well done--INSPIRING ! Hope it brought you the peace you needed--
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Beautiful!!!
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Thank you, peace comes in small pieces
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Thank you, thought provoking...
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
Please tell how you live and eat in that tent without having bears come in and help themselves to...well, anything they like?
It's a little funny, I've spend time in a lot of majors cities and I am more comfortable, I feel less threatened in my backyard than I would be in yours...
That said, we have to be responsible... be prepared... and carry a big stick.
Food is stored in a 5 gallon bucket with a screw lid and hoisted 12 to 16 feet in the air.
Maintaining a smoldering fire in camp helps.
Did I mention the big stick...
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Two things I can't believe - 1) that those mountains are 100 miles away and 2) how on Earth can you be walking around barefoot with temps in the 50's and 60's? My toes are cold just thinking about it.
In light of how high they are, how little air pollution there is, and 26 power magnification, 97.5 nautical miles... 111 miles to the highest peak on the right.
As to the temperatures, I suppose our blood is a little thicker but we argue that it's easy to put on another layer... you can only take so much off.
I did basic training in Jackson South Carolina in July and I was stationed at Fort Sill Ok., I know what hot is and you can keep it.

Being born and raised in South Florida (elevation 7' ) doesn't afford the opportunity for such a view and certainly doesn't prepare you for cold temps.

I'm sure you are adjusting to your new reality as well as anyone could. Hopefully justice will prevail.
I don't know...

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