Saturday, November 27, 2010

2011 Yes Bay Lodge Guide Staff!

The season planning begins early, right after the end of the previous season we start shopping for our guides for the upcoming season. Of course we have our mainstays, guides who return year after year...and to that we supplement with new guides who we hope will return for a number of years, depending on their home lifestyle and other obligations.

This year we are excited with both our returning guides and some really great new guides. As usual we had a tremendous response from our solicitations, making it very difficult to choose, we had over 60 applicants for what looks to be 5 positions.

First our returning guides!

Of course we must have Slice Captain Jim Bernard who returns for his 18th season at Yes Bay!

And Slammer Dan Colander returns for his 12th year!

And of course I will be returning for my 5th year!

And the season would not be the same without Kicker (Ron Chimenti) - although his return is still a little questionable due to some licensing problems, but there will be a spot for old Kicker!

Batman (Capt David Noble) Returns for his third season!

And Captain (Yea Yea) Al Bermitz returns for his 2nd season!

And now our new guides for 2011!

Captain Mike Locklear!

Captain Jeff Bortz

Captain John Pfeiffer

Captain Myron Jemison

And finally Captain Sean Falconer - who I don't have a picture of yet, but will soon and I will add it to this list!

You can go to the guides page on the Yes Bay website and click on their picture to read a little bit more about all of our guides for 2011.

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And as usual Sean (Harvester) Roberts and Colin (The General) Mc Crossin, will more than likely be around during the busy time in late August and early September, depending on our bookings!

Stay Tuned for more off-season happenings around Yes Bay Lodge in SE Alaska!

Capt Jim Lucas

Monday, November 22, 2010

November 22nd

Saturday evening I went with a photography club to take some pictures of the downtown Tampa Skyline, a group of about 10 met behind Tampa General Hospital and here are a couple of the pictures I took.

First in color...

Second one in Black and White

And now something a little different...a combination of color and black and white!

I have recently done a total rebuild of this site and my main website. I have also worked pretty extensively updating the Yes Bay site, for better search engine performance, and I added links to pages with the pictures for the 2010 season. Guides for next year are all almost hired, final notifications will be done before the end of this week. We have a great group of candidates and will as usual have a fantastic set of guides for the 2011 season.

Lodge is booking nicely, so make sure you make your reservations soon.

Capt Jim Lucas

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Flash Mob at the Ohio Union 5/3/2010 - The Ohio State University

A friend shared this with me on FB and I just had to repost here, this is now my all time favorite Flash Mob video from good old Ohio State! Go Buckeye's!!

More to come later today with lots getting done around here. Rebuilt website and blog for both myself and the Lodge, will finalize the hiring of next years guides this coming week and finish up some marketing items.

Capt Jim