Alaska's Orca Inn
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... a Horned and a Tufted and also a Rhinoceros Auklet up close and in person. You could tell that the young woman who handled the birds and told us about them loved her job. The Alaska SeaLife Center is the only such facility in Alaska. We were very impressed with the displays and aquariums. There is a big difference between the fish and other sea creatures here than what we're familiar with in Florida.
Our caravan ...
... was short hair not longer fur like I see in pictures of the Lynx. I'm sure it must have been but I am puzzled by the discrepancies since I did see them so clearly and for an extended period. Regardless, what a gift that was!!! Also on the lake a male loon (not sure what kind but it was larger than other loons I have seen, with a black head) followed me all around the lake, keeping an eye on me I suppose, to protect his mate and young loon that swam to the ...
... the cove and was watching dozens of fish swim under us via his digital sonar. Nothing took my line though. We zipped along the coast to another fishing spot, with the same results. We figured we were a tad too early to catch the thousands of red salmon that would soon be heading into the bay, but dozens of fish appeared on the sonar. We switched lures to try for rock fish and lingcod, but nothing happened. Varner decided to take us farther out to an island known ...
... combo aviary/aquarium with puffins, ducks, gulls, and other birds plus stocked with fairly large fish. A nice little visit on a rainy day, but we are spoiled by Sea World.
Since we'd had a big lunch, Dinner was a quick grab-and-go at the grocery store to eat later at the cabin.
The rain finally moved on and the clouds were starting to thin out a bit.
A busy, but easy ...
... docked. Then it was dinner in the Dining Room where the entire crew ceremoniously bid us farewell with procession and song, and up to the Crows Nest to catch the final night of music, and watch the sunset over the gradually appearing land. Sunset is not an easy thing to see. It's the longest day of the year today, and sunset is not until almost 11:30pm, so there is only token darkness for about 2 hours. Sunset is also much harder to see when it's raining. Oh well, it was a romantic ...
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