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... could have waved to her. We were jigging for bait fish. Five fishermen filled 2 twenty litre buckets with pollock in about 20 minutes. As soon as your jig hit the water the fish was on. We then motored for about 2 hours to the halibut grounds. I was the first to catch my limit of 2 fish, a 30lb and a 37lb halibut. These were tiddlers compared to what one of the Texans on board caught. It was a huge 198lb halibut which took 25 minutes to land and the captain and the deck hand all ...
Today we toured various spots in Fairbanks. Our first stop was at Gold Dredge #8 (an historic gold dredging operation that was in operation in the late 1800's and shut down in the 1950's). We first saw the pipeline up close and personal. This marvel of engineering runs for 800 miles through Alaska and we have seen it multiple times, but this time you could practically reach up ...
... dogs to turn left, and Granite wanted to go to the left. Granite was determined to go in this direction. She tried to correct him, and he would not listen - not like this dog to disobey. She gave him his "head" and he turned the sled in that direction. Come to find out, thee was a break on the river ice she was crossing and had she turned in the other direction, they all would have been killed. Gives you the shivers doesn't it?
In this "village" ...
... Delish. Oh, and we did all of this and slept in until 8 am. How about that? Oh, must not forget, got caught up in more road construction! Yea! Attaching a pic so you will believe. ha. A good day ending with getti g a car wash. Black cars sure show the dust and dirt, thanks to the road construction. Be heading to Valdez to or row. Good night from Fairbanks, ...
It's like noon in Reno at 11:30 pm in Alaska.
Jay and Nicole are building their Sled Dog Racing Kennel. They showed us his Iditarod Sled (also known as the super sled in my world). They have to put booties on the dogs, they only last 50-60 miles, and they are not cheap. Imagine putting booties on 16 excited dogs ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services