Kenai River Drifters Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Refrigerator in room
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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Friday, August 14, 2015
Before breaking camp, I make reservations to fly to Dutch Harbor down in the Aleutian Islands. It is the place where the show "Deadliest Catch" is filmed out of. I make reservations at one of the two motels for Tuesday the 25th. I will fly back on the 27th. Sue will stay at JBER and tend the dogs while I am gone.
We break camp and head south, the plan is to go about a hundred miles and stop for the night at ...
... like huskies.
Captain Cook had a big part in Alaska's history (who knew!) and in Turnagain Arm we were lucky enough to follow a metre high bore wave with its hardy surfers for a mile or so. The Arm was so named because Cook thought he had discovered the N W Passage. It was great to have Glenn and Dave (from "The Graduate" and Whangaparaoa Rd) with us in their RV and catch up for a couple of days after that.
... it’s no longer available in most of Costco stores… No clue why… so we’re walking down the seasoning aisle and there it is… So we buy (2) … BTW its one of those items we put in our secret rub for Ribs as well… Each state has these funny rules… and Alaska is no exception… You have to go into a specific store to purchase wine/beer/liquor and pay for it before you leave that area… So you can’t just find the ...
... falls intermittently and the wind blowing off the glacier is fierce and chills our extremities. We linger long enough to take a few photos before leaving for the Kenai Peninsula.
Taking the Seward Highway we drive through Chugach National Forest, home of the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. Johnson Pass is at 1,035 ft elevation. The mountains here were long ago formed by a sea of ice and snow. The tops are barren red and grey rock rimmed ...
... before the trip, we got a recommended torsion axle that allows you to raise the camper so it's not so low. This (in theory) makes changing a tire easier (aka: possible). Shane had changed tires on the Scotty before we had the axle replaced and it is no easy task - you have to lower the tongue, then jack up both sides in the back as high as you can to get both wheels well off the ground, then raise the tongue back up and get the axle to drop, before you ...