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... The peace is disturbed by occasional thunderous noises made by big chunks of ice crashing into the water. It is one of the most spectacular days of many amazing days we have spent in Alaska......but this will have to wait for another blog.
Now back to the Kenai Peninsula and the highlight of our trip. After a spectacular drive from Anchorage passing forests, ...
... the rain, it is beautiful!
We walked down the Homer Spit and I signed myself up for a half day trip tomorrow morning to fish for Halibut….They will clean it, filet it, fast freeze it, and overnite ship it to me! Nice! I hope I catch my limit!
So now I think I am caught up on this trip Blog.
Stats for today : Miles – 350
Wildlife Sightings - A cluster of 3 Moose….went by too fast to get a picture ...
... for its burgers, then have a burger!
Off to something more refined, we headed back to the mainland to visit Bear Creek Winery and sample some of their fruit wines. A couple of nice ones. I liked the peach and apricot but you wouldn't want to drink a whole glass of any of them really. Nice outlook over the bay here and as it had cleared up a bit we could see those glaciers Jeff is pining for. Also humongous big bummed bumble bees buzzing around the garden. ...
... riffles and shallows. Preposterously enormous male grizzlies posed majestically above the falls as migrating sockeye salmon leapt upwards around them. Lesser males jockeyed for position in an endless tableau of dominance and bluff – it was a scene from any nightclub. All bore large white fur-less scars so clearly some altercations ended in serious biffo.
In addition to salmon, bears eat bear. A male will kill and eat the cubs of another ...
After the boat picked us up, we had about a 30 min ride to Yukon Island to have lunch and then do the sea kayaking portion of our trip. Overall, hiking in this part of the world was truly an experience of a lifetime.
Upon arrival at Yukon Island we found a make-shift lean-to full of kayaks, spray skirts, paddles and life jackets. We had a great lunch on the beach and enjoyed the gorgeous surroundings immensely. After ...