The Minnow, Hawaii-Midway-Aleutians-Washington, 2008

The Minnow, 2008

Oahu to Midway to Attu to Valdez to Washington,
or "What I did on my Summer Vacation"

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Hawaii to Valdez by Sailboat

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.

Everybody else who started had left the boat by the time Bob got to Cold Bay. Something about personal hygiene. Mike Fullerton got on at Dutch Harbor. Mike Webster returned and Bob headed home from Valdez, two months after we launched from Hawaii. The Minnow eventually made it down the coast to Everett, Washington where it's parked for a while.

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      http://hmsminnow.blogspot.com

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(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
Kaula Rock, Hawaii
Kaula Rock, Hawaii 6/15/2008
Albatross at Midway Airport
Albatross at Midway Airport
6/22/2008
Fairy Tern at Midway
A Fairy Tern at Midway.
6/23/2008
Welles Harbor, Midway Atoll
Mike, Josh, and Melinda at Welles Harbor, Midway Atoll
6/25/2008
Birds off Gillon Point, Agattu Island
Birds off Gillon Point, Agattu Island
7/9/2008
C-130 at Attu Island
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
WWII Artillery, Kiska Island
Gun with gunner, Kiska Island. This is a Japanese gun from World War II.
7/12/2008
Semisopochnoi Island
A chick on the beach at Semisopochnoi Island
7/14/2008
Waterfall on Kanaga Island
Falls on Kanaga Island
7/16/2008
Orca, Bobrof Island
Killer Whale! Also, Orca. Several of them were east of Bobrof.
7/17/2008
Kasatochi Volcano
The northeast rim, Kasatochi, three weeks before the eruption
7/19/2008
Kasatochi Volcano
A flower on Kasatochi Volcano. It was up on the rim. The volcano erupted big-time three weeks later.
7/19/2008
Steller Sea Lion, Kasatochi Volcano
Steller Sea Lion, Kasatochi, three weeks before the eruption
7/20/2008
Kaniuji Island
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
Mount Cleveland Volcano Eruption
Mount Cleveland Eruption
7/21/2008
Ash from Okmok Volcano
A dark cloud was on the horizon... Ash from Okmok Volcano
7/23/2008
Photographer, Unalaska Island
Photographer, Unalaska Island
7/23/2008
Caves at Battery Point, Akutan Island
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
Basalt Rock, Alaska
Basalt Rock
7/26/2008
Puffin
Flying torpedo
7/26/2008
Eagles, Middle Lagoon, Morzhovoi Bay
Eagles, Middle Lagoon, Morzhovoi Bay
7/28/2008
Frosty Volcano and the Minnow, Morzhovoi Bay
Frosty Volcano and the Minnow, Morzhovoi Bay
7/28/2008
Horned Puffins, Amagat Island
Horned Puffins, Amagat Island
7/30/2008
Sea Otters, Simeonof Island
Sea Otters, Simeonof Island
8/1/2008
Birds on Lighthouse Rocks, Alaska
Birds on Lighthouse Rocks
8/2/2008
Stripe Rock, Kodiak
Some sea creature at Stripe Rock, Kodiak
8/6/2008
Whale's Tail, Afognak Island
The Whale's Tail, Afognak Island
8/8/2008
Northwestern Fiord, Alaska
Northwestern Fiord
8/9/2008
Northwestern Fiord, Alaska
Northwestern Fiord
8/9/2008

Here is the big bunch of photos:

Hawaii to Midway

Aleutian Islands

Unalaska to Prince William Sound