Sunday, December 26, 2010

Glacier National Park 2011 Calendar available!

I have finished the Glacier National Park Calendar and have finished product ready to ship.

Here is what the calendar looks like.

To order you need to go to my website a page has been created to purchase.

CaptJim Panorama Calendar

Capt Jim

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Christmas Day and all is quiet! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday!!

Here is some seasons greetings photos!!

Have a Merry Everyone!!

Capt Jim

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Thought I would share a couple of my favorite Christmas Songs!!

Yingle Bells

I yust go nuts at Christmas...

And One about Alaska and halibut!!

Capt Jim Lucas

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cassiar RIP - December 20th, 2010

Cassiar was laid to rest today at Yes Bay in Alaska - He had a long and wonderful life and will be held in our hearts for a long time! He was named after the Cassiar Highway that runs through Canada and Alaska, one of the most beautiful highways in North America...RIP

Here are a few pictures from better times...

Capt Jim Lucas

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Another great SE Alaska Video



New Plans for 2011 and beyond!!

This is my new project for the rest of the winter - make plans to find the trailer and then build my tiny house on it next winter!!

Well I now have some finalized plans for the remainder of this winter season and then next winter season. I will start seriously shopping for the proper trailer this winter and get it bought, and start working on the design for the remainder of the winter. After Alaska next year I will be building my TINY HOUSE on the trailer….and then be ready to see the world!!

Mine will be a little different as I will NOT sleep in a loft, so it will be on one level and it MUST have a full bath with shower, fresh water storage with a boat pressure water system plus room for grey and black water storage and also room to add a generator at some point. I like the gas fireplace for heat and of course it will be air conditioned, more than likely with a nice window unit….except for the AC and some electrical outlets for appliances and hot water heater the remainder of the house will operate like a boat on 12 or 24 volt….with a couple batteries and maybe a solar panel for charging and a charger hooked to the generator or of course shore power if I am in a campground…

How about watching one be built!

And another great view...

Wish me luck - I think it will be fun and perfect for my upcoming lifestyle change! Who knows may even figure out a way to make some money at it!! Seems popular as I do more research!!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

SE Alaska

I found this blog and video that is really all about SE Alaska and the Tongass National Forest where Yes Bay Lodge is located.

Enjoy it and if you want to read about it and get more information go here

Captain Robs Postcard from Alaska!

Here is the video!

Enjoy...stay tuned for constant updates! Book the dates for your Alaska Adventure soon!!

Captain Jim

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Nice to find out you didn't screw up!!

Sometimes you wonder how well you did as a parent and it is really nice to find out, you must have done something correct!!

Took a trip down to West Palm Beach area to see my stepson. We had been "estranged" since the "War of the Roses" with his mother, far too long and I should never have let it happen, but we both decided to put that behind us and move forward.

Needless to say I am one proud Papa! The kid finished a dual major college degree from Stetson University and now has a great job, owns a very nice home and a beautiful boat (31 foot Jupiter), spends his spare time doing a bunch of fishing and diving, quite an accomplished spear fisherman as well as a great fisherman (Wonder where that came from??). Somehow has remained single, but has a wonderful close knit group of good friends, including a very nice girlfriend.

So, it all turned out well, I had a great time we got to visit and bring each other up to speed on what we have been up to for the past 10 or so years and we managed to avoid all the past pain we inflicted on each other....

I arrive in time to help get the boat loaded and we headed out Saturday evening to watch the Palm Beach Christmas Boat parade. Did some grillin and chilling rafted up with a couple other of his friends boats, good music, a couple cocktails, some good food and a real nice boat parade.

Will on the right with his good buddy Brian on the boat.

Some friends on their boats with the grill fired up!

A few of the boat parade boats!

Sunday morning we worked on some boat repairs, then loaded up and went out for the afternoon fishing...not much was biting and the weather didn't cooperate, but a good time was had by all and we managed to find enough fish for a decent dinner. So the grill was fired up and Will showed off his cooking skills!

The we spent the rest of the evening relaxing in the hot tub, after washing the boat and all the fishing gear.

So, a great time was had by all and I can honestly say the kid has done alright and I am happy to know that even this old asshole can sometimes get something right and even admit that his mother may have had something to do with it as well!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful winter and my wishes are extended for a Joyous and Wonderful Holiday Season for everyone!!

More Christmas wishes later!

Capt Jim Lucas