Capt'n Lou's Ptarmigan Lodge
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... the long haul flight and complimentary drink and snack.
Arrived in Anchorage at 11:30pm on time and found the Alamo car rental desk easily. Just have a small compact type car this time for 3 days. Its called a Chevrolet Spark. GPS was good this time and it was just a short 15 minute drive to the Arctic Fox Inn where the owners left us an envelope with instructions on how to get to our room (seeing as it was now 1 am), lovely big room.
... and interesting conversations along with exciting scenery!
We left Whittier after the cruise and camped at Wiiliwaw CG. A beautiful and magnificent location! We came here on the recommendation of Linda and Roger, who we meet when camping in Sarah Palin's backyard (Wassilla). Linda and Roger also recommend we go to the Begich Bogg Visitor center.
... the area. Fox Farming almost caused some birds to become extinct on the islands. Went to the Bear Creek Winery for tasting and purchase. Drove back to Soldotna and camped in Centennial Park.
Fuel Soldotna 8438 miles $86.79 20.18 ...
... wildlife Conservation Centre, a non-profit organisation which has a program to raise orphan or damaged wildlife and promote endangered species. They have a large herd of Wood bison, bred from the remnant herd they have in Canada (observed by us in 1977 at Banff), and are taking part in releasing them into the wild. They also have a herd of Akun Elk which they will use to reintroduce them to Akun Island in the Aleutian Islands.
We take photos of the bison herd ...
... season, they didn't have much of a winter so it was more green than white. The good thing about that is the wildlife tends to be more active.
It's very important to bring binoculars. So thankful that my parents-in-law reminded us of that or else we would've ended up buying a pair on the ship. For the most part, everything we saw, was through our binoculars. Without them, the wildlife would just look like dots. We saw cute little sea otters, seals, ...