not too sure why you two dudes can't get along. you both seem to be educated and well-traveled. not to mention egotistical. i enjoy reading your posts. so why the constant conflict? i say you hook up at the hook point cabin on hinchinbrook island up here in ak. anytime oct-march could be sick. temps and available light from the sun decrease as you get deeper into winter but the barrels stretch. you have to fly in at low tide. i'll come if you pay my way. let me know.