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Reporting from Johnson lake

sunny 69 °F

Well, the last week has certainly been entertaining and interesting. We’ve been warned that the Johnson Lake State Park has its’ share of problems with drinking, theft, and fights. We managed to experience the realm of disobedient human condition and the effects of alcohol abuse. No, we are not ready to leave, but we do look forward to the end of Memorial Day Weekend (evidently, the busiest and worst weekend at Alaska campgrounds). What could be worse that called the Alaska State Troopers to arrest a drunken, young man who is out of his mind and trying to start fights and intrude in girls tents??? I don’t think I want to find out!

The weather has been absolutely beautiful this last week. The days are sunny, with a few clouds and temperatures are around 65. The forecast is for the weekend to be sunny and warm. We’ve only had a few sprinkles or rain. The roads are actually getting a bit dusty.
halibut_fi..f_mouth.jpg Halibut fishing at mouth of Kasilof river

On our days off we explored around the area. Every time we go for a drive we see at least one or 2 moose. The cows are just starting to ‘drop’ their calves. Hopefully, I will soon have pictures of some baby moose! I did manage to get an outstanding photo of an eagle.
May 24 2010 008

May 24 2010 008

He was so regal and strong. He was at the Ninilchik beach where there are numerous eagles.

We drove down to Homer
Homer_Beach.jpg The Homer Beach
Lower_Skilak_Lake.jpg Looking Across the bay toward the glacier field. May_24_2010_022.jpg
and had lunch and did some exploring. We saw a couple of Kings that we re caught at the Homer spit. Garry is getting anxious to get the poles out and try his luck. The Kachemak Bay is incredible, with the awesome view of the glacier fields across the bay.

Yesterday we drove the Skilak Lake loop. It is a wildlife preserve. We didn't see any wildlife, but heard loons on the lake. I am expecting that the next posting will be about the big King I catch!

Posted by linda9918 19:01 Archived in USA

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