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Posted: 8/11/2005 5:21:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 8:31:50 PM EDT by yekimak]
I live in Seward, Alaska. Buddy of mine has these jetskis.....

Anyhow, the ice pics are taken in the lake in front of Bear glacier, I think about 15 miles south of seward. Had to go about a mile upstream to get to it. Sorry for the crap pics, lame camera, it was late in the day and the fod was pea soupish for most of the run..................But I can honestly say I have had more fun than alot of people.


Taking off:

Old army dock north of Caines Head

The keyhole by Caines Head.

Ice.....

More Ice....

And more Ice.....




I have a few more to upload, a few where we are brazenly tempting fate in numerous ways.

I am trying out a new image host, I hope they don't flake out on me, but it is not looking too promising.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:24:01 PM EDT
That is about as cool a thing as I have seen.
Its like 90 degrees out at 9:30PM here
Was over 100 with the heat index today.....I would trade in a heartbeat!
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:24:34 PM EDT
Nice! But I got goose bumps just looking at the ice.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:25:01 PM EDT
Cool!!

No, really!

Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:25:15 PM EDT
those are some cool pics man!
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:28:04 PM EDT
You need a rifle slung over the back, so you can shoot those pesky fish that try to bother you.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:30:42 PM EDT
If you get the right kind of suit(wet suit, dry suit) you can fall into that water and not freeze. What do you think divers use for cold deep water? I wonder if you can just swim with the right equipment regularly in such temperatures?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:34:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SirDrinksAlot:
You need a rifle slung over the back, so you can shoot those pesky fish that try to bother you.



Funny you should mention that, see there were these harbor seals, and well, I am native (enough) to harvest these sorts of things and well.....I kinda wanna wait till there is a tour boat with in visual range....

Not really, but it is tempting sometimes......



The owner of the jetskis does use them for fishing though. And I have seen another jetski set up with racks for extra fuel, pole holders, cooler, and bait before.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:38:20 PM EDT
Very cool hehe

And that's one big ass jetski ! Damn thing dwarfs you... Never seen one like that, even around here, with all the beach geeks running around.

neat stuff !
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:39:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MachinegunManiac:
If you get the right kind of suit(wet suit, dry suit) you can fall into that water and not freeze. What do you think divers use for cold deep water? I wonder if you can just swim with the right equipment regularly in such temperatures?



We are wearing dry suits. I have a pic coming where my friend is in the water. It is pretty damn cold once you get into the lake area, the water is just above freezing, and you can see your breath.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:41:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JB69:
Very cool hehe

And that's one big ass jetski ! Damn thing dwarfs you... Never seen one like that, even around here, with all the beach geeks running around.

neat stuff !



Brand spankin new yamaha fx160...fookin thing comes stock with an alarm system and remote.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:43:29 PM EDT
I wish I had had a digital camera on my cruise to AK. although it was 97 so digital cameras of the time sucked
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:48:01 PM EDT
Kick ass ski bro and great pics. That is one thing I am yet to do on a jet ski.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:52:11 PM EDT
I'm gonna have to take a trip to AK one of these days.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:53:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:

Originally Posted By JB69:
Very cool hehe

And that's one big ass jetski ! Damn thing dwarfs you... Never seen one like that, even around here, with all the beach geeks running around.

neat stuff !



Brand spankin new yamaha fx160...fookin thing comes stock with an alarm system and remote.



HA ! Where's the subwoofer and amp go !
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:05:27 PM EDT

That looks like a lot of fun.

The only boat I was in in Alaska was some kind of wooden landing craft the Army used in WWII.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:06:20 PM EDT



Green arrow is where we started, red x is where the ice is....
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:32:35 PM EDT
WOW-- Any good bear hunting up there ??
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:39:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 6:42:27 PM EDT by yekimak]

Originally Posted By Norge1956:
WOW-- Any good bear hunting up there ??



Like the one I had in my driveway a while back?

Lots of griz this year, I think 3 have been killed with in 2 miles or so of where i live for being nuisance bears. Usually there are a few blackies running around, but there ar ealot mor ereports of browns this year than black.

Please, come up and take some bear..

ETA waiting for page 2 to post more pics.....
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:40:31 PM EDT
NICE PICS
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:46:33 PM EDT
THAT, Sir, is fucking cool.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:53:59 PM EDT
Those are some of the best pics I've ever seen on ARFCOM. Thanks a lot, very cool!
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:59:07 PM EDT
Sweet. My wife and I are moving your way soon, I can't wait.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:01:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:
I have a few more to upload, a few where we are brazenly tempting fate in numerous ways.



Dude, If one of those things calves, on a jet ski... you're fish food.


But cool pics.

Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:03:28 PM EDT
That's the same stuff that the Titanic saw on that fateful night!

Great pics! Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:04:48 PM EDT
nice pics
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:06:32 PM EDT
Yup, you're nuts.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:06:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:

Originally Posted By Norge1956:
WOW-- Any good bear hunting up there ??



Like the one I had in my driveway a while back?

Lots of griz this year, I think 3 have been killed with in 2 miles or so of where i live for being nuisance bears. Usually there are a few blackies running around, but there ar ealot mor ereports of browns this year than black.



Do you eat grizzlies? I've had black bear from around here and it's quite good.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:06:46 PM EDT
Cool pics!!!


Where is your rifle?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:11:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:

ETA waiting for page 2 to post more pics.....


its page 2
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:13:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GackMan:
Dude, If one of those things calves, on a jet ski... you're fish food.



+1 Exactly what I was thinking - how close is too close to one of those things??
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:26:07 PM EDT
This is too close......



And this is Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too close......


I just like this shot


Some of this stuff just should not stand..




Anyhow this image host is going to prolly go down here soon since I have already used 1000 megs of my 10000 meg B/W limit...I just used imagecabin because of the multiple u/l feature, but it was slow as hell anyhow..
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:33:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 8:37:37 PM EDT
Just Awesome!!
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 9:01:36 PM EDT
great pics!

BTW - what mapping program did you use on page 1??
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 9:17:52 PM EDT
Very cool. Please tell me that's a dry suit you're wearing.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 9:46:00 PM EDT
damn u r a fat mofo arnt ya.....anyway...where the hell is your fujkin battle rifle, them polar bears mihgt get cha dumnbass
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 12:12:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 47:
damn u r a fat mofo arnt ya.....anyway...where the hell is your fujkin battle rifle, them polar bears mihgt get cha dumnbass





I may be fat, but I can at least feign an education.

Go fuck yourself.

If you are incapable of entering a response worthy of any appreciable consideration, please refrain from responding at all.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 12:28:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 47:
damn u r a fat mofo arnt ya.....anyway...where the hell is your fujkin battle rifle, them polar bears mihgt get cha dumnbasshr




http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/10-32/crapweasel.jpg

Congratulations, you're a shit-weasel.


Yekimak - Sweet pics man. Tell that assclown 47 it's insulation.


10-32
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 12:52:05 AM EDT
Outstanding pics yekimak so pardon a little hijack, but is the town in pic #1 Steward? That place looks really interesting. I'm sure some might say "right, for about 20 minutes" but I've always liked poking around looking for smaller towns located in really neat places. Some pics of town someday?

Steve
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:49:44 AM EDT
How many miles are you talking about to go from the green arrow to the red X?

So what do most people do to make a living there? Doesn't look too industrial. I'm guessing seafood and forestry?

Kent
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:30:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:
How many miles are you talking about to go from the green arrow to the red X?

So what do most people do to make a living there? Doesn't look too industrial. I'm guessing seafood and forestry?

Kent



Around 15 or so miles I guess.

There has not been a whole lot of industry in Seward since the 1964 quake. It used to be the main entry port to the interior of the state, but the earthquake and subsequent tsunami left the place in ruins. The major industries here are tourism and commercial fishing, with the biggest employers being the State and City (our maximum security prison is across the bay.)

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 10:43:36 PM EDT
More pics to come tomorrow...just got back from another trip and hopefully some of the movies will come out. The guy who owns the Jetskis just spent a wad of dough on a new sony 7 MP camera, dive case, and gig memory stick so we will see how things turned out.

What's a good photo server to stick them on?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:01:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 11:15:24 PM EDT by Papertargets]
Very interesting adventure. Thanks for sharing the photos. What are the dangers of such a trip?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:02:50 PM EDT
Photobucket.com for photos.

Putfile.com for movies.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:20:09 PM EDT
Damn, you guys are crazy, than again the ocean scares me shitless. To many big things lurking in the water.

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:27:33 PM EDT
What's the municipal waste treatment situation in Alaska?

I don't know if I could do without broadband though.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:43:32 PM EDT
badass!

but dont fall off! Your legs will become so numb you cannot even think of swimming. Take care of that suit, because it will save your life.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:51:49 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:52:29 PM EDT
Absolutely Awesome!!!

Next time you get a camera as well, so you can take pics of your buddy. Seems like he's cutting things a bit close as well.

Either way, damned! I'm one jealous dude.

I'll stick to climbing my little mountains and riding my dirt bike until I get to the big land up North.

Again..... Awesome! And Thanks for sharing the pics!
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:07:00 AM EDT
what time of day were the pics taken
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