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Sherman, pulled over for a rest in between Chicken and Tok, Alaska! Photo taken late Friday afternoon.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tok, Alaska.

Where are they going next? Beaver Creek, Yukon!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Never seen such a big spider web...

Kind of a coasting day yesterday. Nice to have those every now and again, although we still managed to get out and get some exercise. Went out before lunch and did a 5 km (3 mile) hike. Didn't really stop to take many pictures though.... did it more to get out and get the heart pumping.

And after lunch I took our oven burner apart yet again, and did some more adjusting.

This time, I got it right!

These propane burners are very finicky. Everything I read was pointing to gas pressure being too high, and the possibility that I might need to order a new regulator. But it turns out that we think Ruth may have adjusted the burner accidentally when cleaning the oven. All it took was putting it back into the right place (only 1/8" maybe!), and it's working perfectly again.

Lake Kincaid.

A big nest on top of that old tree.

Zoomed in.

This morning, Ruth went over to the bathroom building to have a shower before we left. She comes back right away, saying I had to bring my camera.

There was this huge spider web. It must have taken this spider all night to build this, because it wasn't there the last time anybody used the washroom or they would have walked right into it!

At least two feet in circumference.

Waiting patiently.

And all it got was a big stick!

We pulled out early this morning. We're off to Texas!

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22 comments:

  1. Orbed-weaver spider? Probably waiting for her web to dry as I think they take them down during the day. You learn what ninja skill you have when you walk face first into one!

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    1. I think you are probably right about the type of spider. Strange that they would take it down during the day. I wonder if they have to then rebuilt the whole thing or if it is just a matter of somehow making a new strand or two that would lift or lower the web back in place?

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    1. It was quite big, very interesting to look at but glad that I didn't walk through it. It was actually too hard to not miss so I really doubt I would have walked through it, thank goodness.

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  3. Nice looking park but Ruth is lucky not to have walked right into that thing. You may never have seen her again, LOL. Just the sensation of walking into one of those makes most people do their own version of the Jitterbug.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. It was too noticeable to have walked into it, thank goodness! However, when we were out walking on the trails I kept having to wipe spiderwebs off me, nothing that big but after a while I starting carrying a long stick in front of me and waving it up and down to break the spider webs so that I didn't keep walking into them.

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  4. We saw several huge spider webs like that when we visited southern Mississippi (while escaping Hurricane Irma) this past fall. Daunting, aren't they?

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    1. They are quite amazing aren't they!

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  5. Except being afraid as to whether or not the spider bites, I think those large webs in the right sunlight are simply beautiful. They look like a work of structural art. Just imagine that a little insect like that can weave such a large web in proportion to its small body in a short period of time. Weird, huh?

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    1. This web was beautiful with all the water droplets on it! I think it was because of the light on those droplets that I was able to see the web other wise I would have walked through the two strands of web that were holding the web up on one side because they went right over the path to the washroom building.

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  6. I was washing my truck one day and flicked a spider off my arms....the spider swung out in a huge loop with it's silk web and landed right back on my arm. This time I use a stick to break the web and threw the stick with the spider into a tree. I was amazed at the spider's ability to do that...thought of the movie Spider Man.

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    1. Yep, it doesn't take them long to make a stand that they can swing from!

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  7. I thought you were using your photo shop skills at first. That is an amazing picture.

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    1. Kevin doesn't have "photo shop" skills, was never interested in all the work that takes! ;-) Nope, this is the real McCoy.

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  8. That's one ambitious spider!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I wonder if they cry when the web breaks because then they have to start all over again, how frustrating that must be!

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  9. That is a lot of work for one night. Makes you wonder what he expected to catch!

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    1. Definitely a lot of work in one night. I don't know what he expected to catch but I bet he wasn't expecting to get a twig!

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  10. Love the spider web. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It was a pretty amazing web and all the much better with the dew on it. :-)

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  11. That header got my attention. I hate spiders -- I would've had a heart attack and died on the spot if I got tangled in that thing! The End!

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    1. I don't mind spiders, just not on me or in our motorhome! I am not sure what I would have done had I walked into that web but luckily with the dew on it, it was very noticeable so worries of walking into it.

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