Aspen Hotel Soldotna
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Kenai, (KEE ni) is Russian for "Cook Inlet." The Port of Kenai serves as a perfect vantage point to view the mountain range, Kenai Mountains.
Playing at "dusk" on the Kenai Beach...
The Northern Harrier, on the State Endangered Species List, has a remarkable sends of smell. Like the owl, it has a curved, sound-reflecting facial ruff, when combined with its low flying, enables it to ...
Moved from Ninilchik to Nikiski-Captain Cook S R A to get away from the crazies-locals and tourists all trying to get to the Kenai River to catch salmon any way the law will allow.Dip netting, flossing, snagging-dynamite is still illegal in Alaska. The Swanson River and Bishop River in Captain Cook SRA were peaceful and full of trout the only draw back was there were reports of bear activity, so Sid found a buddy (campground host) with a shot gun. ...
... turned out to be a good choice, Fred Myers parking lot is the best camping choice in Soldotna. We have a very nice spot on the outside edge of the parking lot, it is level, paved and we do not have neighbors right on top of us and all at no cost.
After setting up camp we took a drive up to Nikiski, and Kenai. In Kenai we saw our first combat fishing. The bay was stacked 3 deep as far as you could see in both directions. The locals are allowed ...
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 ...