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Up and out early for our trip to the bears, we were delighted to see perfectly blue skies and bright sunshine. There would be no issue flying over the mountains today.
At the Homer Air office we met the other folks who would be in the other plane. The plane held four passengers and the pilot. Not a plane I felt comfortable flying in, but there I was no other way to the bears. ...
... enjoyed a hot beverage while the crew sorted, cleaned and bagged our catches. A clever system of colored ties insured which fish belonged to whom. A fish processor was at the dock to meet us and we made arrangements to have our fish flash frozen and shipped to Dex's brother in Washington State. We had 32 lbs. of cleaned fish fillets after all was said and done.
Ten hours from beginning to end, exhausted, wet, smelly ...
We checked in at 8pm sharp to go and pick up our boat. We went through the orientation and passed with flying colors. We did get the keys to the boat, they defiantly didn't want to meet us in the early morning. We told them we were planing on heading out around 3:30 am. The owner of the boat told us to have fun. So we ran back to the RV and put together our supplies and headed down to ...
... to have flown away. After continuing up the East End Rd with great views over Kachemak Bay & the Grewingk Glacier, we returned to the Spit hoping to see bald eagles scrapping for fish bits by the lagoon, but they too had flown away so we had a look at the Wooden Boat festival instead.
The misty view from the turnout on our way in had made a real impression on us, so we returned to Gold Centennial viewpoint in the sun. The view ...
... if you're down to one lane we'll just have an automated traffic light at each end showing when you can go, or maybe a person at each end with a stop sign and a walkie talkie to coordinate who goes when. Not so in Alaska, here you have the person at each end but you have to wait for the pilot car to get to your end and then follow it through the scary, wary roadworks. I mean honestly, it seems a bit of overkill for a state who's inhabitants live ...