Pat & Kathy's 160 mile bicycle beach ride from near Hope to Homer

August 2005
written by Kathy Sarns Irwin ~ photos by Kathy and Pat Irwin

Chapter 2: Ghosts in the Wind

At Point Possession you feel like you are being watched. Maybe it is the Dene Athabaskan people, that have lived here for 1000s of years. Maybe it is Captain Cook who claimed this point for England as "an act of possession" for England. Maybe it's the brown bear or the wolf that patrols this shore line. Maybe they are the spirits looking for the bottle that Captain Cook buried here that held papers claiming all of the land drained by the waters of Cook Inlet for England. The bottle has never been found. The wind started blowing as soon as we put our tent up. We heard a few ghosts that night.