06/18/2007: "Loooong Alaskan Summer Nights"
Sat. was sunny and gorgeous again; Aaron and I sailed along the Thane shoreline to scope out good camp sites. We found a great one near a waterfall so went back home, loaded up our gear, and then found the spot from the road and hiked down to the beach. What a gorgeous spot!
Aaron built a nice fire and we ended up roasting smores and aaron made a beach salad from strange plants I'd never even noticed before like "Gooses Tongue" and "beach greens"...it was yummy. It stayed light out until nearly 11 and never got that dark all night.
He had checked the tide chart and realized there would be an 18 foot high tide that night so I pitched our tent as high up on the beach as possible. Even so, the water came up to within a couple feet of our tent and washed away our camp fire. It was really wild to look out side the tent and see waves lapping up almost to the door. The white arrow in the next photo shows the tide line from the following morning!
My favorite part of the camping trip was the next morning when Aaron got up early and made coffee. There is nothing like waking up all chilly in a tent to a nice piping hot cup of coffee with cream and sugar!
I went back to sleep after the coffee and Aaron did some more fishing. He also snuck out with the digital camera and surprised me by taking a bunch of really cool photos of seaweed and little beach stones and shells etc. which I am hoping to incorporate into some of my new paintings.