Month: June 2019

Alaska Day 7 – Rest

Day 7 of this trip, some participants left for the airport. Others stayed behind to embark on the 3 day bear trip that starts tomorrow. I’m going on the bear trip, so I hung around the lodge today and did laundry. My disk that…

Alaska Day 6 – Kenai River

We road up and down the Kenai River and embarked from our lodge. We saw Mergansers, ducklings, gulls, Trumpeter Swans, a loon and more. It’s beautiful here!!

Alaska Day 5 – Bears

We flew out in float planes to a lake across the Cook Inlet where we got off the plane and got onto a boat. From the boat, we went to a small falls where the salmon must traverse to spawn. The bears, eagles, and…

Alaska Day 4 – Whales

We drove to Seward and went out on a boat that held 20+ people and there were 8 of us plus the captain and first mate. We went from Seward to the Chiswell Islands in Kenai Fjords National Park. It was about 32.5 miles…

Alaska Day 3 Afternoon – Moose and Eagles

We drove about an hour from the lodge to a beach where Bald Eagles congregate. On the way, we saw a moose in a lake. Pretty cool! It was a nice experience to see many Bald Eagles in one place. The local commercial fishermen…

Alaska Day 3 Morning – Skilak Lake

This amazing trip stays amazing every day. We toured Skilak Lake on a boat. There were very few people there, so it seemed we had the whole lake to ourselves. The water was calm and aqua colored because of the glacial silt coming from…

Alaska Day 1 – Arctic Terns

We started the morning in Anchorage and stopped at the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge to see Artic Terns and other birds. The terns are nesting and bringing food back and forth to their young. They are graceful fliers and a joy to watch. Our…