Alaska Kenai River Raven
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We went on the 26 Glacier Cruise for the day. The weather was sunny, beautiful and calm - one of only 5 days the ship captain could remember for all this summer in Whittier! Yeh for us! We saw beautiful blue calm waters, 26 glaciers, sea otters, whales, sea lions, killer whales and kittiwakes. We sat with Ann (Denmark) and Johneave (Paris, ...
Stayed in Soldotna at The Aspen Hotel and went down to the river where they "fly" fish for returning salmon by attempting to snag the fish: no bait because fish are not eating on way to spawn.
We then hooked up with cousin Joanne from Anchorage and we had lunch at a fun restaurant where they had amazing stuffed Alaskan wildlife ...
... not fish. I enjoyed watching Marcelo and the boys fish though. I was the designated photographer.
Carla, Nels and Allison are very much into Dutch Oven cooking as well. It's a cast iron pot that was used by many of the pioneers. It is put on hot coals and the hot coals are placed on the lid too, it acts as an oven. You can cook all sorts of things in there, breads, tarts, stews, whole chicken. We enjoyed some delicious experiments ...
... so most of the places looked rather scary to a novice like Wayne and I agreed! We talked to a few people that had caught some silver salmon and there seemed to be some activity so decided to stay here.
We played pinochle for awhile and then went to bed. I read for about an hour before going to sleep. I sure haven't done as much of that as I thought I would. Seems like I've been kept busy vacation planning when we aren't actually doing something.
... get to the Kenai/Russian River confluence rather than fish in these types of places so we called off the search for the day.
By this time we were almost to Soldotna and it was late in the afternoon so we continued into town to find some dinner. We found a local sports bar and restaurant called Buckets Sports Grill and it turned out to be quite good. Janice and I think that we ate here on one of our previous trips and liked it then also. They have a good selection of ...