Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge
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... and rain off and on.
Once we got onto the Kenai Peninsula there was a moose crash site sign again, indicating 144 (or 145, depending on which sign you believe) moose have been killed since July 1. Last night as we left Palmer and headed towards Anchorage there was the same kind of sign and it indicated in that area there have been 241 moose killed since July 1. That's a lot of road kill.... so sad. Today we did see ...
... for dinner. It was windy, chilly (about 53 degrees) and drizzling a very light rain and I about froze. The hood on my rain jacket would not stay up but we soon covered the 1.5 miles. We shopped around a little and called for an early 5:00 dinner reservation since we had skipped lunch. Tricia and Henry decided to stay snuggled in their Minnie instead of braving the elements. We found me a hat to keep my ears and head ...
... one of the big boat tours we watched herding off 100+ every afternoon. Our boat is not as powerful as the big ones, but with so many fewer noses to count, we're on the bay well ahead of the others. Thirty minutes out we got our first sighting: "Blue skies at one o'clock!" We can't see the steep mountains rising up both sides of Resurrection Bay, but there's a full rainbow, one foot in the fog, the other in a glacier. The first wildlife we saw - harbor seals - aren't awake ...
... out and you have almost a mile of beach front at low tide. We did a
tide walk with a marine biologist and learned about all the glacial rocks and
creatures exposed along the beach. When the tide comes in we spotted sea otters
and a minke whale that we could watch from the front window of our camper.
The Kenai is an area that has two rivers that fill with both fishermen and bears
both looking to catch Salmon as ...
... not to say that there is not danger and our pilots were
constantly looking around to keep track of the location of each bear and any new
ones coming into the meadow. They carry no guns or other weapons other than flares.
Some time passed and we moved to a new spot to observe a sow and her two
18 month old cubs. They will stay with her for another two years before she
kicks them out. She nurses them all that ...