Alaska Fishing Lodge - Wilderness Place Lodge
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... Indian (Eskimo?) people, some having a little trouble navigating.
We park in a lot where you can pay by telephone at the rate of $1/hr., and update as necessary. We purchase two hours and they will remind us to extend if necessary. Pretty handy. Since it is Saturday, there is a large craft show and flea market going on. We spend over an hour here looking at all the offerings.
We extend our parking two more hours ...
... and north. Whittier has the port where ships could come in but there was no way to get through or over the mountains until the tunnel was built. The old military barracks are still there but most are abandoned.
We went to Ken and Helen's house for dinner. Ken smoked pork loin and salmon that he caught for our dinner. It was sooooo good. Their backyard is a landing strip for private planes. Several landed while we were there.
It it was a really good day.
Welcome to my Alaska Adventure Blog!
First off, I flew to Anchorage, Alaska's largest city at 300,000 on Saturday April 11th. But not the capital, (that is Juneau, right Jackson?) We flew over tons of white mountains- amazing! The temperature was about 40’ and clear- and of course it didn’t get dark until after 9pm.
The next day my Dad’s cousin’s daughter Anne (so that makes us some kind of cousin we agreed) came and picked me up. How great ...
... rivers weren't quite as busy as the dip-netting beaches. To envisage a dip-net think of a child's fishing net; imagine the net diameter at 5 feet, and the handle 20 feet long. Now, imagine standing in the sea keeping the net at a 90 degree angle just by holding firmly onto the handle and waiting for a salmon to swim into it (hoping that it's large and preferably a king salmon), that's dip-netting.
... and me, before I could even read the hotel names advertised on it fast enough to flag it down! I waited a while longer and then irritably hustled back into the terminal to ask the nearest employee where a payphone was since my shuttle wasn’t showing up and I didn’t have any cell service. She called the hotel for me and got the shuttle to pick me and 3 others up with just a 10 minute wait…why didn’t I do this an hour earlier?!