Monday, June 30, 2008

new pics

Just wanted to let people know there are some new pics from Fairbanks (starting at this one and there is a new folder for the drive from Fairbanks to Anchorage) that I just uploaded. Will write more later.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

peeing in the woods

So I am sitting here in an internet cafe in Anchorage and remembering a conversation that I had with my fellow researchers a few weeks ago in Revelstoke BC. For obvious reasons that will become apparent, I was contemplating about peeing in the woods and bears and related my personal insights to Theresa, Heather and Chris. I was curious if they ever thought about having a bear appear while "engaged" in the woods. Personally, I have this, shall we say minor, fear about having a bear appear when I am in a somewhat vulnerable position (although not as vulnerable as it could be...). My fear is not so much about being attacked per se, but rather the effect of such an encounter. In other words, my fear is more of the fact that because the bear would appear at the precise moment that he/she does, the net effect would be that as I turned away or backed up etc., there would be a high probability that I would pee on my own clothing and as such it would look like I was scared by the bear so bad that I pee'd myself which would not be an accurate statement; this would really be a coincidence based on timing rather than cause by extreme fear!!! But, I doubt that most (my friends especially Brian, Chris, Westy and Kristiaan, and Ev) would laugh at me and accuse of being extremely scared by the bear. This is a recurring thought I certain times of course.... and it worries me a little. I guess I just hope the bear has better timing and is considerate of my desire to be thought of as an "outdoors"kinda guy and doesn't ruin my chances!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

anyone out there!

So I haven't seen any comments and have no emails so I was just wondering if ANYONE reads this thing? Just wondering and I will keep on writing either way - HAAAA

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Well - it has been a while but I want everyone to know I am still alive!!! Spent 2 weeks in Revelstoke BC sick the entire time trapping birds and am now in Anchorage. I have seen 2 black bears and 4 moose so far, one of the moose was a cow with her calf walking through the campground which was great but of course I didn't have my camera. After being sick for a long time and when I started a fever for the second time, I finally went to the hospital and am now feeling better; so I will be taking many more pictures soon. There are a two posted here and more at picasa: will post more soon! I should also be updating this soon again so keep checking.