Wednesday 16th July 2018
We stayed in Soldotna for a week waiting for the Sockeye salmon to come rushing up the river. It rained almost every day. Alaska please send some of this rain to the lower western 48. We need a 2 month drought up here. Well, the wretched salmon would not cooperate which is annoying since Dean bought a fishing license. I think we Kirkwood’s have some kind of fishing hex on us.
We went to the city Kenai, which is at the mouth of the Kenai river to watch the Alaskans (you have to be a legal resident) dip net quite a few salmon.
The beach was full of Alaskans with these massive hoop nets. They just lay them in the water and wait for the fish to swim in.
This bloke snagged a nice one.
This should be Dean bringing home the bacon (salmon)
A lot of the houses looked pretty dilapidated, but this took the prize. I liked the flower display though.
We have not seen any grizzlies yet but this moose family was a joy to watch.
It’s one way every 30 minutes. The railroad also shares this tunnel.
Most of the small population of Whittier live in this apartment building. Yikes! We thought living in the camper was close quarters.
After a mile hike up the mountain Dean points out one of the many glaciers.
This is Portage glacier.
We enjoyed the visitors center. I think Dean looks like a professional kayaker.
Smokey the bear was getting a little fresh with his left hand.
On to Anchorage.