Saturday, July 6, 2013

Ninilchik, Alaska Day 64-65, July 6, 2013

Yesterday (Friday) we took it easy. Cindy finished one of her quilts. We were getting tired of being where we were. We did go to the bank and did some errands. I think both of us were ready to move on.

This was a kit we got in Skagway.

The old Russian Church in Ninilchik. We plan on visiting it while we are here.

Cindy thought this was an interesting photo.

Today we left at about 11:00 and drove to Ninilchik. We weren’t sure where we were going to stay, but decided on The Deep Creek State Campground. We went about a whole 40 miles. We got a spot backed into the ocean. Cindy likes it here because she wanted to see Bald Eagles. They seem to be everywhere. She got a lot of pictures of them eating and squabbling. There is a little island in the creek by us that was almost buried when the tide came in. When it went out we counted 8 Eagles eating fish on the little island. They also had to chase the sea gulls away.

We are boondocking with no water or dump station, so if you stop here come prepared. It only costs $10.00 per night, so is quite reasonable.

We watched fish jumping in the ocean from our back window. There were several fishermen fishing from the shore. I don’t know if they caught anything, but I might try fishing later. We did see some people filleting Halibut that they told us they caught in their boat. They Halibut remains were what the birds were fighting over. The fishermen had thrown them in the water at high tide and after it went out, the birds could pull them out of the small stream and get them to the little island.

One of the other campers told us there were four Otters playing downstream from us. I could see them moving at first, but by the time we got to where they had been, they were nowhere to be seen. Maybe we will get to see them another time.

We signed up for a fishing charter next Thursday. The bad part is we have to be there at 4:30 in the morning. Wish us luck. 

That’s about it for this post, thanks for visiting.

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