Saturday, September 27, 2008

Kodiak : Isolated Living

When Jeannie was in grade school, people asked her the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" She says that question was annoying to her and so she would answer "A Hermit". Little did those folks know that she was right. Jeannie lives on Uganik Bay in remote Kodiak Island, Alaska with no power, no running water and no neighbors aside from the occasional Bears who have discovered her Rasberry Garden. Jeannie was our cook and she didn't mind us poking around her place, so we did the short hike down the coast of the Bay to her place and took some pictures.

Chris, Jeannie's friend with a plane was visiting.

A 6 foot chain fence surrounds the property to protect from the bears.It's the little things that matter - a flower box.
quite an elaborate garden and greenhouse.
cabbage
Rasberry and Gooseberry Bushes and
View of the house. Lots of amenities here for such a remote location.

3 Comments:

At September 27, 2008 at 10:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

not to be a jack ass, but if she doesn't have running water or power, what's with the garden hose and them wires running to the roof of her house?...

 
At September 28, 2008 at 9:12 AM , Blogger BB said...

I suspect that the wires are an antenna for a low frequency 2 way radio.

 
At September 28, 2008 at 9:27 AM , Blogger BB said...

I don't have a schematic for her building, but trust me - there is no "public" ANYTHING. She likely has electricity, but only from solar panels on her roof and the running water comes from the mountain.

 

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