Friday, June 28, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (48)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (48)

06/28/2019 Travel Day - Soldotna to Ninilchik, Alaska


Start Location:
Start Time: 9:53 a.m.
Mileage:  54,283.8
Weather: 54 - 80 F Sunny

End Location:
End Time: 10:50 a.m.
Mileage:  54,324
Cost Per Night: $37.50 USD
Weather: 57 - 67 F Sunny (Smokey from Swan Lake Fire)

We had an 8:00 a.m. appointment with Dan’s Automotive for an oil change and lube. They got the ‘Beast’ in and out quickly. We were on the road to Ninilchik by 9:50 a.m. and it cost less than the estimate.

Right out of Soldotna, we spotted a Momma Moose with her three calves. My photo of it is terrible as I snapped it through the window as the we drove by them.

It was just an hour trip to our next campsite in Ninilchik. Aside from two construction delays, the journey was uneventful. Campsite 21 is a beautiful spot on the bluff with a dynamite view. Further, the Bald Eagles frequent the wetland and put on quite a show for us. They have two juveniles with them.

We watched as a guide filleted his party’s catch of salmon and halibut. One of the halibuts had just eaten a dungeness crab and it was still whole in its belly! Paul was offered a piece of salmon; he declined. . . . I could have killed him! All in all, another relaxing day in paradise.

Wildlife Spotted: Momma Moose with three calves; birds (Gulls & Crows); Lots of Bald Eagles

Our View for the Next 2 Weeks - Volcano View RV Park
Our View for the Next 2 Weeks

Momma Moose
Momma Moose

The Bald Eagle Is a Bird of Prey Found in North America.
The Bald Eagle Is a Bird of Prey Found in North America.

Eagles Enjoying the Wetlands Infront of our RV
Eagles Enjoying the Wetlands Infront of our RV

Bald Eagle with Eaglet
Bald Eagle with Eaglet

This Halibut Had A Whole Dungeness Crab in His Belly
This Halibut Had A Whole Dungeness Crab in His Belly

Red Sunset at 10:00 p.m. Ninilchik due to Smoke from Swan Lake Fire
Red Sunset at 10:00 p.m. Ninilchik due to Smoke from Swan Lake Fire


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