By S/V Lealea | October 02, 2016 at 11:51 PM EDT | No Comments
by the First Mate
Finished with our afternoon walk and taking a moment catch up on events. Chuck is heating stew for dinner while I take a few moments to update the blog.
KFSK's annual fundraiser and membership drive kicked off this morning with a potluck brunch. As usual it was entertaining and delicious. Quiches, waffles, biscuits and gravy and specialty sweets and pastries. When this community does a potluck it is a beautiful thing.
Returned last week from my trip to Thorne Bay and Coffman Cove as veterinary assistant and deck hand aboard the veterinary vessel Hallie. Months of planning and co-ordination are necessary to make a voyage aboard the 50' Aluminum trawler designed specifically to bring mobile veterinary services to remote Alaskan communities. Never a dull day and it hardly feels like work with the constant parade of dogs and cats coming aboard.
This week Monday and Friday I'll be volunteering in the KFSK pledge room. Last year Chuck and I held a live Google Hangout in Studio B, chatted with cruisers all over the world and shared some of Petersburg's local talent. If you donated last year we thank you and ask if you could do so again. Every year a contest is held to choose new artwork and the mugs, especially, are always collectible. The men's and women's tee's are good quality and the artwork accurately portrays KFSK's special relationship with the community.
Chuck's Monday Island Music program this week will feature the music of Cuba. Tune in tomorrow afternoon at 12:35 AST (or after the Borough Assembly Meeting. If you've not had a chance to listen to Chuck's Street Beat program previously take a few minutes to listen in. (Live Stream Link) I'll be dropping in the studio occasionally to chat during the show.
Work on the boat has slowed as Fall begins to set in. Daylight hours are growing short, the leaves are turning orange and there is a chill in the air. Soon we tuck in for Winter and begin editing video and work on the website. Lealea will not be finished this year. No worries, life happens, we are cruising after all.
Another Winter in Petersburg enjoying the hospitality and friendship this community so freely shares and finding ways to give back.