This blog is a work in progress. I’ve been learning the WordPress platform, and have lots of writing about Prince William Sound, and otherwise, to sort through and update before posting here. Added to that are 1,000’s of photographs I’ve taken over the years with pro-level camera gear.
The initial focus will be telling the many tales and adventures from my second career, begun at age 51, about owning and operating a water taxi and nature tour business in Prince William Sound, Alaska. After 24 years in business in the tiny coastal town of Whittier, I was pushing 80, tired, and ready to finally retire. In late 2013, I began advertising Sound Eco Adventures for sale on Alaskan Craigslists. I got several “tire kicker” replies, and then began a series of email exchanges with a woman in Valdez who seemed more serious. She and her husband were the only ones who actually inspected the boat in its winter storage in Nikiski (north Kenai Peninsula). After a couple months of negotiations, she bought the boat and all other rights to the business on April 4, 2014.
This blog will mainly be my memoirs from Sound Eco Adventures, episodes of which I’ve been working at for several years. It will include other stories, opinion pieces, and even a bit of poetry. It will also include writings on spirituality, especially the Christian faith as I have experienced and witnessed it since I was a child.
I’m originally from Los Angeles, an octogenarian, and a long time Alaskan who moved here from Seattle with my marriage family in 1975 to begin work as a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. I’m also the proud father of four grown children, and count two daughters-in-law, two granddaughters-in-law, six grandsons, two great-granddaughters and a great-grandson in my immediate family.