Life in Alaska

Life in Alaska is unique; a person who lives here for a long time becomes normalized to it-until they travel south and are reminded of how different our lifestyle is!  This page shares stories, thoughts, and photos of what it is like to live on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.  I hope they portray what a special place this is, and that you will come visit if you have never been here! 

March 10, 2018

Having lived in Alaska for nearly 15 years, I have had some pretty amazing experiences. But once in a while, one of those experiences finds you when you are least expecting it, and it blows you away. Wednesday was one of those days, and it was incredible.

We awoke to a...

December 11, 2017

It's November, and deer season is in full swing. Sure, it opens for us rural residents in July, but this time of year it is fun because you can call in the bucks. I didn't believe it at first when people said you could call them in. But it's true! The first deer I ever...

October 19, 2017

Stephanie Jurries 
October 16, 2017

Autumn in Southeast Alaska

Southeast Alaska does not have landscape level fall color displays like New England and Appalachia. One has to get a little closer to the ground and forest in order to see some colors here, but it is still bea...

October 5, 2017

Its that time of year again, where we leave for the dive grounds, wherever they may be.  This year, sea cucumber season opens first, on October 2.  It varies based on the calendar; sea cucumbers open on the first Monday of October and geoduck clams opens on the first T...

September 13, 2017

A calm beautiful sunny late summer day is a good time to get out and still see some salmon spawning in southeast Alaskan streams. Luna and I set out in the boat to go explore a beautiful estuary where the wildlife and salmon congregate in late summer.

August 29, 2017

The end of summer is often bittersweet for Alaskans, as the coming fall and winter can be brutally wet, windy, and cold.  And dark...don't forget dark.

That sentiment holds truer this summer than normal, as it seems to be the summer that never was. Sure, the birds neste...

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