On Friday July 11th we left Anchorage and departed for Seward. The ride along Turnagain Arm is as spectacular as we remembered from past visits. We drove through an alpine terrain of glaciers and lakes. We were even greeted by a family of Dall sheep on the rocks above the highway. Unfortunately, we also were greeted with cloudy, hazy weather, so the photo opportunities were not the best. Once again, we will resort to incorporation of some of our summer 2005 photos to best showcase the spectacular scenery.
2005 Photo of Turnagain Arm
Seward Harbor, as Seen from Our Waterfront Campground
A Wonderful Idea
Laminated Structure Seen in Flukes of Antique Anchor
Volcanic Peaks Across Cook Inlet from the Kenai Peninsula (2005 photo)
2005 Photo of Ninilchik
North America’s Most Westerly Highway Point
Welcome to Homer!
As with Seward, we were only scheduled here for two days in Homer, but this time it was filled with a new experience for Kathy-deep sea fishing. Homer is the Halibut fishing capital of the world and 9 members of our tour group (Kathy included) went out on a deep-sea halibut-fishing trip with Rainbow Charters on the 55-foot ship “Jackpot”. It was a wonderful experience We left at 5:30 am and returned at noon. Every member of our party caught the daily limit, which was 2 fish. Kathy’s 2 halibut weighed 12-15 pounds each. The largest fish caught that day was over 40 pounds.
A Day’s Catch
We all had a wonderful time. We didn’t bring our camera to the roast, so are indebited to our friend Joe for the following photograph.
Dip Netting for Salmon
Fishermen Carrying Their Equipment to the Water
That evening we were treated to a very disappointing buffet dinner of lasagna and salad at Paradisos Restaurant (2 COWS). The quantity and quality of the food was very marginal.
On Wednesday, Day 28, we drove from Kenai back around Turnagain Arm and through Anchorage to the town of Palmer, in the Matanuska Valley. Along the way we were treated to more spectacular views of Kenai Lake, and of the snowcapped Kenai Mountains. We conclude this post with a decorative sculpture seen on a bridge abutment in Anchorage.
Anchorage Bridge Sculpture