We woke up on a little later this last day. Since we were docked and in no hurry, the usual anchor motor alarm was on snooze. Ed, Cleave and I all got up at the same time and headed up the steep and intricate stair path leading from the dock to Healing Towers. We got slapped […]
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I woke up before Garry cranked the anchor on this day. I didn’t really sleep much due to the halibut we hadn’t found from the day before. I felt robbed. It sucks when you do everything right and things still just don’t work out, but that’s how things go sometimes. Garry wanted to look for […]
Not too long ago, I got an email from a man named Byron Begley. Byron is part owner of a very successful East Tennessee fly shop called Little River Outfitters. This place does it all from schools to guide trips to mail online shopping. Their whole vibe makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk […]
This is just a quick post on a really great opportunity we were fortunate enough to have happen. It seems like so many great things have been happening to us at DDO lately. We are so thankful for that. Bob Grebe, of Fox 21/27, recently met up with me to learn a little about Dead […]
There’s nothing in this world like having a child. I am so blessed God has given Lisa and I not just one child, but one boy and one girl. That right there is what we like to call the American dream. Just as many mothers wish for a daughter to take trips to the mall […]
Day 5 of the Healing Towers trip started like I’d always imagined Alaska to be. First thing you see when you wake up is a big ol’ grizzly. It was digging for clams during low tide, and I was kind of captivated by the whole process. It was just a cool thing to see. I […]
Last year, I was invited by the folks at Orvis to participate in the Go Outside Festival at their tent. The event, which started in 2011, is aimed at representing all of the outdoor recreation activities available in the region. It has taken off, to say the least.
Recently, I met up with Heather Hutzler of Daytime Blue Ridge. It’s a live local show hosted by Heather and Natalie Faunce about entertainment and lifetstyle in Southwest Virginia. Let me say that again. Live. I’m okay with interviews and such, but they’ve historically been taped and edited. Never live. So when I got the […]
I just received a bottle of Loon Flow from Hareline Dubbin. It’s Loon’s newest offering in their UV Clear Fly Finish lineup. I just happened to be in the middle of an order that included zebra midges and thought I’d try it out on them. I typically use Clear Cure Goo Hydro for these little […]
Day 4… Up to this point, breakfast had consisted of bacon and eggs or breakfast bars. But as you may remember, the day before we were blessed with a nice pile of dungeness crabs. Yep, that’s right. Garry, who by the way got his start in the restaurant industry, made something I’d never experienced before. I’m […]
Day 3 of the Healing Towers trip began with the same terrifying motor wake-up. I was slightly more prepared this time. We made our way to the coffee maker as Garry continued his many tasks, moving around like a squirrel gathering nuts. After everything was set up, we threw out a couple crab pots, hopped in […]
The noise almost knocked me on the floor. I hadn’t jumped outta bed that bad since Iraq. You see, my bunk was directly under the anchor motor. You wanna talk about a loud noise… It was 5 something and Garry had already been setting things up for the morning. Did I mention he’s a machine?