3.03.2007

BRAVO


I'm a little behind in posting new material. Bravo, remember those machines? Well, we own one now. Jason and I drove to Golovin through the Iditarod trail a few weekends ago to aquire this beast from the Golovin school. The pictures tell it all. We saw some beautiful country, except right outside of Golovin we crossed sheer ice (the pic with my boots). Got to Golovin, ate a quick lunch, visited the Savoonga girls b-ball team who happened to be there, loaded up the Bravo on the sled and started back home. Can I just say how insane I was by the end of the day, we made it back to Koyuk averaging 15 mph with the Ski-Doo towing the Bravo. We did spend the night in Elim on the trip out to GLV with our "daughter" Marlene. We had a few good laughs and ate pancakes and it was my first time eating turkey bacon. Original. Now the Bravo is in the shop, Jay will do some welding and give it some major TLC so that Ethan and Romay can cruise around the country with their Momsis and Dad.

9 comments:

Tera said...

When people hear the word "bravo," there is a tendency to think of elegant things like Italian operas or other entertainment of equal high class. Such is not the case for me. No, when I hear "bravo," I envision village kids lined up on Main Road as Mr. Williams drives back to teacher housing from post office. :) Bravo, indeed!

Trappin' & Coffee said...

I just got the message from Jason through Kira, "Tera says hi and to update your blog" THAT MADE MY DAY! I also remember Mr. Williams driving that piece of metal :) I can't wait to have it up and running...I've got a secret to tell you...(did you think I was pregnant?) I'll email you the possible addition to the Harris' line up of transportation.

Douggie said...

When I hear "Bravo", I have a choice to make. I have two thoughts... pictures rather... that come to mind. One is of "Boya" Henry Kavairlook in 1990 picking up volleyball students from Brevig, Teller, and White Mountain from the old Koyuk airport. Howling 25mph northwinds and a skidding, sliding sled full of "up-the-coasters" and volleyballs. OR, if I think more "new school", I see Alan Kimoktoak or William Nassuk hauling mixed-six volleyball kids from villages who arrive in Koyuk to challenge the Malemutes on the court. The Bravo.... hauling eskimo's since the mid-eighties.... BRAVO!!!

Trappin' & Coffee said...

man doug, the bravo has such deep history in itself! :) jay and i read your comment and enjoyed hearing from you. we miss you!

Douggie said...

Those old 250's.... the Bravo, Elan, and a couple of offerings from Polaris (Colt, Gemini, Apollo, and Star) are classic!! The long-tracks or standard long-tracks (like the Ski-Doo Elan/Skanic, and the Polaris Gemini/Apollo) are great trap-liners!! They had/have great flotation and manueverability for kickin' it between the black spruce wooded areas behind the village of Koyuk! Any of those, and you can't go wrong traplinning for Ermine, Martin, Lynx, Wolverine, and Wolf out of Koyuk!! Nice find! Jay, I think your Campbell-Hausfield (sp) flux core line feed welder will get that ole' Bravo up to speed!

Trappin' & Coffee said...

jay had said how much fun you had with his welder. i know he misses the male power tool bonding he's had with you doug (does that sound weird?) i hope we can experience the bravo floating this spring, Lord willing that it comes together.

Douggie said...

My favorite time was when we were trying to figure out the problem with the Ski-Doo after it sank and got wet. Getting that figured out was fun. And as for "male power tool bonding"... Jay and I need to get a box set of "Home Improvement" dvd's and isolate ourselves for a weekend while you go to Crafts Club and learn the fine art of sewing from the expert elder ladies. :)

Douggie said...

Sad that we begin to use the comments section for e-mail, ah? Anyway My, subscribe to www.northerntool.com and keep me and Jay in mind this coming Christmas. WAIT!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! I'll see what I can find at JoAnn's Fabrics... just please be patient, I'm a little behind the ball!!

Haviland's said...

Myra and Jason - Holly had a bravo out in Gambell that we used for Bering Air work. We must of hauled 300,000 pounds of mail over the years. Dependable little guys is what they are - they just keep chuggin away!