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Bob’s Junkmail, 202

What I did on my Summer Vacation

I am sure you have been wondering (and singing, no doubt) “Where have all the Junkmails gone?” The last Junkmail is a couple months old. By coincidence, I’ve been on a sailboat for a couple months. We took off from Oahu on June 12, sailed to Midway Atoll, and stayed there about a week.

From Midway we went to Attu Island, at the west end of the Aleutians. We followed the Aleutians to the North American mainland, and on to Prince William Sound. Mike (Webster) and Mike (Fullerton) are now in Glacier Bay, wandering around lost.

Everybody else who started had left the boat by the time I got to Cold Bay. Something about my personal hygiene. Mike Fullerton got on at Dutch Harbor. Mike Webster returned and I headed home from Valdez, two months after we launched from Hawaii. The boat will continue on with whoever wants to go. Destination: Seattle, more or less.

You can read the Minnow Blog at

http://hmsminnow.blogspot.com

If you prefer to begin at the beginning, try this one:

http://hmsminnow.blogspot.com/2008/06/midway-midway-att…

(You can click “Newer Post” at the bottom after reading each post to progress forward in time.)

I took some photos of normal vacation stuff — sharks and butterflies and volcanic eruptions. Here are a few:

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This is what met us at Midway — a tiger shark after an albatross. The albatross got away.
Melinda took this picture.
8/3/2008
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Kaula Rock, Hawaii
6/15/2008
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Albatross at Midway Airport
6/22/2008
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A Fairy Tern at Midway.
6/23/2008
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Mike, Josh, and Melinda at Welles Harbor, Midway Atoll
6/25/2008
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Birds off Gillon Point, Agattu Island
7/9/2008
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This C-130 took off from Attu while we were there. Check out the spiral vapor trails behind the props.
Melinda took this picture.
8/3/2008
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Gun with gunner, Kiska Island.
This is a Japanese gun from World War II.
7/12/2008
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A chick on the beach at Semisopochnoi Island
7/14/2008
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Falls on Kanaga Island
7/16/2008
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Killer Whale! Also, Orca. Several of them were east of Bobrof.
7/17/2008
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The northeast rim, Kasatochi, three weeks before the eruption
7/19/2008
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A flower on Kasatochi Volcano. It was up on the rim. The volcano erupted big-time three weeks later.
7/19/2008
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Steller Sea Lion, Kasatochi, three weeks before the eruption
7/20/2008
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The birds would fly around in a flock like this and then dive into the water, underwater, either to eat something or because they like swimming. Kaniuji Island.
7/20/2008
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Mount Cleveland Eruption
7/21/2008
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A dark cloud was on the horizon… Ash from Okmok Volcano
7/23/2008
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Photographer, Unalaska Island
7/23/2008
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These caves at Battery Point, Akutan Island are big. We took the dinghy in the one on the right with the collapsed roof. One of them on the left has a tunnel opening to the rear that we went through.
7/25/2008
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Basalt Rock
7/26/2008
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Flying torpedo
7/26/2008
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Eagles, Middle Lagoon, Morzhovoi Bay
7/28/2008
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Frosty Volcano and the Minnow, Morzhovoi Bay
7/28/2008
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Horned Puffins, Amagat Island
7/30/2008
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Sea Otters, Simeonof Island
8/1/2008
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Birds on Lighthouse Rocks
8/2/2008
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Some sea creature at Stripe Rock, Kodiak
8/6/2008
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The Whale’s Tail, Afognak Island
8/8/2008
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Northwestern Fiord
8/9/2008
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Northwestern Fiord
8/9/2008

Here is a link to the big bunch:

http://xpda.com/minnow08

You can expect a real Junkmail next time. Maybe I’ll even include some factual information.  Naw…


The end.

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