Fish Parts and Other Puzzles

I awakened this morning to brilliant sunshine and a view out my window of the awesome range of mountains and volcanic peaks across Cook Inlet.

After a beautiful morning walk with Ronni, I settled in with a mug of hot coffee and a bran muffin to soak in the gorgeous ocean-front vista before me.

The only sounds were the rustle of the brisk ocean breeze through the tall sea-grass and the waves lapping gently against the shore. Heavenly!

No need for radio or an Audible book today – the relaxing, musical sounds of nature surrounded me.

With one more full day here before I have to leave, I alternated between walks on the beach and around the [still remarkably lightly populated] campground with little Miss Fish-tail Scavenger.

I also took another long walk to watch eagles overhead and along the river’s edge – but without my erstwhile 4-legged eagle-bait.

By the way, I am being careful with my walks. My knee is doing much better, but I’m aware it’s on borrowed time at this point and intend to do what I can to make sure it makes it through the summer. Besides, walking is good exercise.

I’m wearing my good Hoka One One shoes and knee brace (as needed) and am utilizing my duel-purpose walking stick/Hike & Strike.

As a walking stick, it helps with stability, and the handy zapper … well, loose dogs and eagles. What more is there to say? Happily, I’ve only needed the walking stick so far this trip.

Between walks, I spent some quality time at my spinning wheel today. I finished up the last of three multicolor bobbins destined to become a baby hat and booties, and am rewarding myself by starting to spin a lovely chestnut-brown cloud of alpaca. ❤️🦙❤️

To finish off an all-around stellar day, I completed an adorable little 100-piece wooden puzzle I started several days ago. Check out the unique and very tiny puzzle pieces!

I turned some of the finely detailed puzzle pieces upside down to better show the shapes.

The finished owl is less than 8” tall and was a fun challenge as well as being ideally sized for RV crafting. I’d really like to save this puzzle intact and hang it on a wall, but have no clue how to accomplish this after the fact. Any suggestions?

Published by 2dachsnite

I’m a RV Sometimer (less than full time, but more than a weekend warrior) living in Alaska, with dreams of seeing the country in my RV. I am 70 years old and married, but my husband isn’t a fan of RV travel, so my journeys are mostly solo except for my navigators; dachshunds Baxter & Rhonda. I’m also a spinner of tales - and a spinner of yarn (my other passion). My spinning wheel, along with the dogs, go along on all my travels. I look forward to sharing my stories, including photos and videos, with you.

2 thoughts on “Fish Parts and Other Puzzles

  1. I am so glad you found sunshine and great views. Your day sounds exactly like my kind of day.

    I love your puzzle and would like to get one! I am especially fond of owl things and that one is terrific. To give info on mounting puzzles: we did that with a big one we really liked, had it framed and we still enjoy it on our upper hall wall. How we did it was to take the completed puzzle on a board to Mad Matters in Palmer (most framing shops could probably do it.). They mounted it on a more permanent white board, cut to the size of the puzzle and we chose a complimentary frame. They could probably cut the white board to the exact shape of your owl. They might even suggest some other backing appropriate to what you want to do with Owl. Just a great puzzle. I would try to mount it.



  2. What a lovely lday! Your alpaca yarn is gorgeous…ahhhh… The puzzle – if you can get your hands on some Mod Podge, paint the puzzle with it and it will be preserved. You can then put a photo hanger on the back. What a neat puzzle!


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