Month: June 2019

Alaska Trip Wrap Up

When my flight from Anchorage arrived in Seattle at 9:25 am, I headed to my son’s house.  I visited with him and we went to lunch.  When I got back, I couldn’t stay awake and nodded off for most of the afternoon.  I woke up in time… Continue Reading “Alaska Trip Wrap Up”

Alaska Day 10 – Fogged In

We were supposed to take off on bush planes on an early morning flight but we were fogged in and had to wait for the weather to clear both at our location and the airport on the Kenai Peninsula where the planes were located.  … Continue Reading “Alaska Day 10 – Fogged In”

Alaska Day 9 – Brown Bears and More Brown Bears

On today’s bear viewing trips, we saw up to 24 Brown Bears at one time.  They were either eating sedges or digging for clams.  We saw a sow with two young cubs (the same ones we saw yesterday) and a sow with three young cubs.  One little… Continue Reading “Alaska Day 9 – Brown Bears and More Brown Bears”

Alaska Day 8 – Across Cook Inlet

We took off on bush plans to Chinitna Bay.  This is probably the most remote place I have been.  You can only get there by boat or plane.  We stayed at the Bear Mountain Lodge and visited Lake Clark National Park.  The flight over allowed for viewing… Continue Reading “Alaska Day 8 – Across Cook Inlet”

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… Continue Reading “Alaska Day 7 – Rest”

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… Continue Reading “Alaska Day 5 – Bears”

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… Continue Reading “Alaska Day 4 – Whales”

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… Continue Reading “Alaska Day 3 Afternoon – Moose and Eagles”

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… Continue Reading “Alaska Day 3 Morning – Skilak Lake”