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... watt inverter that is partially installed which she works on occasionally.
Grilled boneless pork sirloins and sweetcorn on the grill tonight. Excellent.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
We decide to go into town today and explore downtown Anchorage. It is partly sunny with highs in the mid 60's, not bad! We head for the downtown area through a town called Mountain View. Kind of a back way into Anchorage. I see a ...
... a speechless Donna made it all worthwhile!
On our travels this week, we had been on airplanes of all sizes, a cruise-ship, a whale-watching boat, a steam engine train, a vernacular (cable car up and down a very steep cliff in Ketchikan), a tram, a luxury coach bus, a run-down school bus, an electric train and finally, a seaplane. Now it was time for Donna to head home and for me to visit Seattle and then head to Canada to visit the ...
... around meals). After taking the tram back down the mountain, we drove to Whittier. Whittier is only accessible via a 2 1/2 mile tunnel or via water (Prince William Sound). The tunnel is only one lane and shared by vehicles and the train, so the schedule is very specific. You can only pass through to Whittier on the half hour and back on the hour and never when the train is using the tunnel! The tunnel was built by the military in WW II so equipment could be moved ...
... sockeye salmon goes from being a sleek silver streak to a hook-nosed, hump-backed red-bodied fish with a green head!
Anyway, enough biology, Kenai probably has more returning, spawning salmon than anywhere else in the world, so Nigel reckoned the odds were with him and couldn't wait to cast in his line. This often meant standing, almost literally, shoulder-to-shoulder with other anglers.
But at ...
... moment. I slept at the airport last night, or tried to (what else is new?!) and caught my 2 ½ hour flight to Anchorage around 2:40pm today.
Once I landed in Anchorage, I waited about 2 hours for my hotel shuttle to show. I had paperwork from Princess telling me the shuttle comes every 30 minutes, so I clearly must have just missed one upon arriving at the shuttle pickup, because the next time I saw one was nearly 40 minutes later as it zoomed past the second ...