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8/31 Arrive Kenai. took city tour of 1/2 hour. Walked over to the Russian Orthodox Church. Than we rode around and visited the museum and wildife center. We had a pizza dinner at the pavilion.
9/1 Today is the last day of our caravan tour. I biked down ...
Moose are not only elusive, they are so skittish! IF you happen to see one...and if you want to capture it...in pictures, you must be extremely quiet...and fast on the brakes and the trigger (camera trigger, of course)!
I thought the "Barely Legal" sign was just plain silliness until I researched how difficult it really is to determine if a moose is legal to shoot.
The hunters' mantra, "Any doubt, don't shoot."
Kenai Peninsula is one of the prettiest places I've ever seen with a constant sea breeze, cawing of the gulls and slapping of waves against the shoreline.
A five-mile round trip hike into the forest presented the Russian River Falls...which, in turn, presented flying fish! (Salmon were jumping upstream to spawn.)
There was a clear sign of bear activity at the ...
Moved from Ninilchik to Nikiski-Captain Cook S R A to get away from the crazies-locals and tourists all trying to get to the Kenai River to catch salmon any way the law will allow.Dip netting, flossing, snagging-dynamite is still illegal in Alaska.
The Swanson River and Bishop River in Captain Cook SRA were peaceful and full of trout the only draw back was there were reports of bear activity, so Sid found a buddy (campground host) with a shot ...
... bear, moose, an eagle, lynx, horned owl, alot of caribou, elk, musk ox, and wood bison. The wood bison are going to be released into the wild in 2015. It was worth the visit.
After our little excursion, food was next on the agenda. We turned west on the Sterling Highway and stopped at the Kenai Princess Lodge in Cooper Landing for a leisurely lunch and a few more pictures. I originally tried to book us here for the night, but it was full.
We were ...