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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Birchwood Camp Week One

Chugiak, Alaska

With sore muscles we have completed our first week of volunteering at

The lake:

The campers are invited to swim in the lake.  Not all accept.   High temps have been mid 60's.  I can only guess what the water temperature might be.  Those who want to swim don't seem to stay in the water long.

Whatever the temperature is, it does not seem to bother a family of Loons living on the lake.

One of our projects was to apply wood preservative on the "boat house" and then organize it.   Done!

Another is to build a swimming area storage facility with a shelter for firewood.   In progress.

In between we've repaired window screens, log oiled one cabin, sorted a tub of work gloves and  started the painting of directional signs

Now we are "off duty" for three days.   Tomorrow grocery shopping, cleaning the RV and laundry.   And probably a little sight-seeing of the area added in.


  1. Seeing an Arctic Loon would be a life bird for me. I don't think I'd be one of those that go swimming though.

  2. Busy work, but you all are doing a wonderful job as always.

    I don't think I would be inclined to go swimining either

  3. How nice to have a place to stay in that beautiful area while working!

  4. It seems no matter where you two end up, you are always lending a helping hand. Thanks for the good job.

  5. No subs or are they too expensive. If no subs, they must not have any Italians in Alaska.