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... but has quite a spread of tarps up on his site under which he has a couch, a swivel desk chair, and an elaborate rock firepit he constructed there. We had noticed lots of folks gathering mushrooms along the long stretch of Resurrection Creek Rd., and we wanted to get in on the harvesting. We stopped to ask a few of them exactly which mushrooms to look for and they were happy to show us, but they said "if you really want to know about mushrooms ...
August 3 - August 11
This week our pace has slowed to a stroll compared to the heart-thumping activity of last week. It is nice to settle back and saunter along; to breathe in stillness and solitude, and to see what the wild delivers to you without seeking it.
We left Seward and proceeded to make our way south on the Sterling Highway, then we took the Skilak Lake Loop Rd. to check out the free camping options there. There ...
We stayed at a very nice B&B situated on the Upper Kenai River, complete with deck overlooking the river and a dock on the river... the salmon were just jumping periodically.
We went driftboat fishing on the Upper Kenai River. A great time; a great guide, Adam Snyder; awesome scenery- 5 or 6 eagles on trees; 2 moose crossing river with wicked currents.
Hilry caught a Dolly Varden; Gary landed 2 sockeye salmon, a Dolly ...
... had been caught in the sluice box. This part took some time and Matt and I got antsy as it looked like our raft guide was ready for us. John's helper said they all worked for the same people, so not to worry. Prospector John stepped in to help as well. John told his helper to make sure everyone got a garnet with their gold!
This was a fun way to pass the time and a much better experience than the mine.
When we were talking ...
... check your watch and find it's 10pm!
As a reward for uncomplainingly going to Rays seafood last night I was allowed to choose the dinner location tonight. Double J weren't keen on my first suggestion, the "sea container" Thai take-a-way, so we tried out a Greek restaurant instead. Ok food and just nice to eat something that's not a burger with fries!
Tired vegemites tonight so blew off karaoke at the Yukon bar and went home to ...