The moose is loose

Trip Start Dec 28, 2004
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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

I'm sitting in a little coffee shop on the edge of the harbor as i write this.  the snow capped mountains are out in the distance across the bay and of course the wind is blowing at a pretty good clip as i sip my hot drink and type away in the warmth of the shop.  the hour i spend sitting in this coffee shop is about the only free time i have all day.  i have a second job now, just cooking at a little place and its a lot easier then the restaurant that i work at during the night.  my day consists of waking up at 8am and rolling out of my tent (literally since my tent is at about a 15 degree angel on a hill).  i then walk 4 miles to the point where it is reasonably possible to hitch hike the other 4 miles.  i usually make it about an hour early so i come to the coffee shop and get a coffee and check my email then head to my first job.  open the kitchen there and of course do the cooking until 1:45 at which point i have to leave and walk at a quick pace to get to my second job and clock in at 2.  work my ass off over there until closing at 10pm.  spend about1 hour cleaning the kitchen and dealing with lovely things like boiling hot oil and then clock out and shower (the second job provides showers for the cooking staff).  i then sit at the bar and drink my orange juice for about10 minutes before getting a ride up the hill to my campsite......get into the sleeping bag, strap on the headlamp (though the sun is setting around midnight here) and then read about 10 pages in whatever book I'm in the middle of, sleep.......REPEAT. ugh lol.  that is my day, everyday and let me say that sleep is becoming to be more and more important.  6-7 hours a night isn't bad but every once in awhile (once a week at least) you need a good 9 hour sleep and at the moment this isn't possible (I'm working 7 days a week). oh well.

last night was pretty funny because when i got back to the land we were hanging out for a few minutes and talking and we noticed a moose grazing about 50 yards away.  well the son of a bitch kept moving closer and closer albeit very slowly and he was on a direct path for my tent.  the question was, do i go into my tent and hope he doesn't notice or do i sit around in the cold for an hour as he slowly traverses the area?  i decided to go into the tent and just keep quiet in case he got close.....he got very close by i couldn't see him because my rain fly is on the tent but i heard him walking around.  some problems are just too funny sometimes.
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