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... rivers weren't quite as busy as the dip-netting beaches. To envisage a dip-net think of a child's fishing net; imagine the net diameter at 5 feet, and the handle 20 feet long. Now, imagine standing in the sea keeping the net at a 90 degree angle just by holding firmly onto the handle and waiting for a salmon to swim into it (hoping that it's large and preferably a king salmon), that's dip-netting.
... wildlife Conservation Centre, a non-profit organisation which has a program to raise orphan or damaged wildlife and promote endangered species. They have a large herd of Wood bison, bred from the remnant herd they have in Canada (observed by us in 1977 at Banff), and are taking part in releasing them into the wild. They also have a herd of Akun Elk which they will use to reintroduce them to Akun Island in the Aleutian Islands.
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That being said, cruising up to Alaska has been big on our bucket list. People always talked about the scenery. Going through the Inside Passage on a ship seemed like the only way to see Alaska. It was beautiful but not quite what I had in mind. I pictured a winter wonderland, not just snow capped mountains here and there. I thought icebergs would be floating around us, not just near the glaciers, and although we went pretty early ...
... slider with Brussels sprout slaw' on a menu board but didn’t have time to get one so I went back & ate it whilst listening briefly to the music in the Square.
I went home with Sheila, on the way going into Fred Meyers supermarket to get groceries for dinner. That was an eye opener, there were things I had never seen before such as mottled pink & yellow cherries.
Sheila & Eddie live in the Valley about 30 mins up the ...
... know a little more about Alaska, its people and its history. The Anchorage Museum has been recently upgraded but our understanding was that this was more of a science and art museum rather than a museum that depicts its history and culture. We found an Alaskan heritage museum which sounded much more like what we were after...and it was free. Unfortunately it was out of town a bit but with the weather so nice we figured the walk would do us ...