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Leaving Soldotna Today

sunny 59 °F

Well, the summer has definately ended here. Actually, summer ended before Labor Day around here. A lot of the busninesses, RV parks, tourist attractions have shut down for the summer. Even the fish have shut down for the summer! We only caught one additional silver this weekend and a pink, that was beyond being eatible! So after we are finished with the laundry and Bella is finished with her bath and grooming we are heading down the road towards Seward for a few days and then on to Anchorage.

My sister, Cathy, flew in on August 30 and will be flying out on September 14. We are showing her some of the sights and trying to have her catch some salmon (with no luck!). We did spend a couple of days in Homer before Labor Day. We camped right along the Kachemack Bay on the Homer Spit. I believe I took one of my best eagle photos. What do you think?
We made some final sightseeing stops, such as the western most point of the USA highway system at Anchor Point.

We took the ferry over to Seldovia, a quiet little village on the other side of the bay from Homer. The trip over was quite beautiful, observing the various islands along the way. We had lunch and then walked around the small town. The highlight was watching a black bear walking down the street, to a yard sale???
Elephant Rock on Kachmack Bay
Seldovia HarbourSept_7_2010_039.jpg
Cathy and Linda Sept_7_2010_043.jpg
Garry and Linda Sept_7_2010_045.jpg
Historical Seldovia BoardwalkSept_7_2010_053.jpg

We took Cathy fishing for Silvers on the Kenai River. The fishing was great, the catching was not good at all. I think we can write off this year in Alaska as generally poor fishing.

Today we are in Seward. The weather is blustery; typical fall weather. We plan to walk up to the face of Exit Glacier either this afternoon or tomorrow, depending on the wind. We were able to pick about 2 quarts of blueberriers yesterday and hope to find more while we are here.
Last night we witnessed a beautiful sunset on the mountains across the bay.
We also found a good buy on a boat!

Fall is definately here. The leaves are turning; many of the birds have started their journey south. We stopped at Tern Lake on the Seward highway and found no birds, but beautiful fall colors.

We will stay here in Seward another day and then plan to head to Anchorage.
I will write more at the next WiFi stop!

Posted by linda9918 13:53

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