And I asked Mike for his blessing to marry his only daughter.
Isa doesn't like boating because she gets seasick. But she was a good sport and came out anyway. And Mike and I bonded and fished and caught salmon faster than they do on tv shows. And I caught the biggest salmon Mike had ever seen. And I lost it. And it broke my heart. :(
We took the boat out to Sea Lion Cove, to an uninhabited island - scratch that - uninhabited by people island.
|recent bear tracks|
We hung out on the beach for a while and I raced Dawson to the far side of the beach.
|Isa, Dawson, and Mike|
Then we hiked around for a while, me looking for bears and Isa, the trained tracker, looking for "bear scat." Yum. We hiked along the beach and forded a river to confuse the bears following our scent. (Why else does one ford a river?) (Did I use that word right? "Forded" sounds weird.)
Our quest to track the bears proved fruitless, but our photo shoot afterwards was a huge success.
|Trying to pull off an "American Gothic" fisherman parody.|
All in all it was a fun trip and one of our favorite memories from the before part of our relationship.