04.06.2010 - 08.06.2010 66 °F
That is the question Garry asks about every day! The 'reds' are just starting to come up the rivers, but not in any great numbers yet. Just a few days ago the Fish and Game closed the Kenai river to all King fishing. There are other closures on the rivers south of Kenai. The counts are extremely low, so there doesn't look like we will be doing any King fishing soon. However, that does not mean that the sockeye runs will be low. We are just counting the days till we can go to the Kenai river for the opening on June 12. Watch for pictures and more blog additions after that date.
Things have been fairly quiet at the campground that last few weeks. I haven't needed to call out the Troopers, which is a good thing! They are nice guys, but I would rather visit with them on different terms, if you know what I mean!!
We have a mama moose and twins on the campground area. I saw her yesterday from the camper but was unable to get a picture taken. Bella was making such a fuss that Mama and babies did not stick around. We did take Bella down to the beach so she could run free. I hesitate to let her go free in the forest. If she saw a snowshoe hare or moose, she would be GONE!! So the beach offers a safe area for running free. She loves it.
Garry and I went fishing yesterday on the lake.
We took out our raft for the first time. I pretended to fish! I simply enjoyed the scenery and all the birds. Several eagles were flying up high. The loon couples were sending their calls to each other. There is nothing like the call of a loon on a lake! At one point on the southern end of the lake, there is a small group of artic terns nesting. I will have to get pictures the next time!
The weather has been fairly nice. We had a bit of rain a few days but most days the temperature is around 68 and partly cloudy.
Here is a picture of Lower Silak Lake. It is so beautiful there.